Grange over Sands day 2
Hello my little bloggerettes. Glad you like the pictures yesterday of day 1, here are some more. I decided to follow the Cumbrian Coastal Way path in the other direction and head south. The path is well marked on the map, so turn left out of the hotel along the road, onto a minor road and left down a track. So far so good, until I came to a shed with a sign on it with an arrow to follow the path to the right into a field. I had a look and found several cows in the corner of the field just the other side of the stile, knee deep almost in mud. I didn't fancy that much, the cows were not the problem but I didn't want to sink into ankle deep stinky slurry. I backtracked a bit and found an alternative route that joined up with the Coastal Way further along. It went over a railway line and along two straight stretches of road skirting round an old airfield.
I eventually arrived at the entrance to the Lakeland Leisure Park, at this point the path takes a sharp right turn and goes across an embankment next to the marshes.
The wind was getting a bit too much at this point, and I was fed up of scrambling over large stones, so I turned inland at Sand Gate and arrived at Flookburgh. Lovely name that.Holker Hall. Nope, I am not paying to go into the gardens and hall, I will see if I can get some free pics.
From Cartmel I took the road past Hesketh Wood, High Fell Gate, and Middle Fell Gate, towards Kent Bank. As soon as I got onto Allithwaite Road I saw this magnificent building. Isn't it just amazing. It is Cartmel Grange, a private residential nursing home built in 1914, as a convalescent home for miners. Read all about it here. I would love to look around inside, and as it is a listed building I think a lot of the original features are still there.
14 miles walked today, the boots are great, only one tiny blister which I ignored. Come back tomorrow for day 3. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.