Drive 1 - Winderemere to Grange over Sands in Lake District

lake district - windermere to grange over Sands

Starting at Bowness on Windermere to Newby Bridge
Head south along the road that follows Lake Winermere right down to Newby Bridge at its southern end
Newby Bridge to Grange-over-Sands
From Newby Bridge carry on south on the A590, before turning off the main road to get to Grange. Have a wander in the Victorian resort and look over the sands yourself.
Grange to Cartmel
Take the minor road from Grange to Cartmel, and stop for a walk in Cartmel
Cartmel to Hawkshead
Cartmel to Newby Bridge is mainly on minor roads. At Newby bridge take another minor road, signposted Lakeside and Hawkshead, which wines north through thickly wooded scenery along the western shore of Windermere.
Passing through Sawrey, you can explore Bearix Potters house at Hill Top Farm, before getting to Hawkshead. Park in the well signed car park to visit the charming village.
Hawkshead to Ambleside
The road on from Hawkshead takes you on past Wray Castle and Skelwith Bridge to Ambleside. There are plenty of shops to see in Ambleside
Ambleside to Windermere
Follow the lake for most of the way back to Bowness
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