Capernwray House is ideally located in a peaceful rural setting and convenient for Carnforth, Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Morecambe Bay, the Lune Valley, M6 motorway and the Lake District.
There is so much to see and do during your stay at Capernwray House including nearby Capernwray Diving Centre, Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Lancaster Canal, and Capernwray Hall.
|Capernwray Diving Centre
Just a 2 minute drive from Capernwray House. They have welcomed divers from all over the country since 1995. They offer a stunning location, amazingly clear water, excellent in-water attractions with huge and friendly fish.
The Lancaster Canal was opened in 1797, to take coal north and agricultural products south. Fast passenger boats, such as the "Waterwitch", ran on the canal linking Kendal, Lancaster and Preston. When the M6 was constructed in the 1960s, 14 miles of canal were cut off. This stretch is known as the 'Northern Reaches' and is the subject of an ambitious £50 million restoration scheme to restore the canal to the heart of Kendal.
|Leighton Moss RSPB Nature Reserve:
Leighton Moss is the largest reedbed in North West England, and home to some really special birds such as breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers. You might see Deer too, not to mention butterflies aplenty! Choose from a selection of hides, and get right to the heart of the reedbed, or take the nature trail alongside two coastal lagoons to see lots of wading and water birds.
Leighton Moss is 10 minutes by car from Capernwray House.
|The Historic City of Lancaster:
The honey coloured sandstone from which many of the older buildings are made gives the city a warm welcoming feel. Much of the city's Georgian architecture is beautifully intact, a legacy of Lancaster's days as a bustling port and there are many listed buildings here. The skyline is dominated by the Castle to one side and the Ashton Memorial, an edwardian folly which can be seen for miles around, to the other. On a site occupied by a fortress since Roman times, looking down over the city, sits Lancaster Castle and its neighbour the Priory Church of St Mary.
|The Lake District:
The scenic beauty offered by the Lake District is easily accessed from Capernwray House. Kendal is approx 20 minutes by car; Bowness and Windermere approx 30 minutes; Ambleside approx 35 minutes; Coniston, Grasmere , Hawkshead approx 40 minutres away.
Kirkby Lonsdale is 15 minute drive from Capernwray House - Quaint market town with specialist shops - Lovely to walk from Devil's Bridge along the edge of the River Lune to the far end of town, where you can climb up the steps to the back of the churchyard where you will be able to admire the panorama of Ruskin's View. It is then a short walk through the churchyard into town. Well worth a visit.
|Cycling in North Lancs / South Cumbria:
Lancashire has a fine cycling tradition. In the west, the coastal plain has two great attractions for cyclists: few gradients and many places to stop for refreshments. Away from the busy seaside resorts, you will find miles of quiet, silvery, beautiful, protected coastline. Inland you will discover many quiet lanes linking ancient villages through pastoral countryside where the sound of bird song will be your only company.
|The Lune Valley:
The River Lune in Lancashire stretches from Kirkby Lonsdale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, through the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland, via Lancaster before entering Morecambe Bay at Glasson Dock. The area known as the Lune Valley is the 15-20 mile stretch from Kirkby Lonsdale to Lancaster which passes through spectacular countryside with unspolit villages and acres of green pasture and woodland, perfect for walking, cycling or just relaxing.
Standing at the top of a flight of engraved granite steps in a prominent position on the promenade is the statue of Morecambe's most famous son, Eric Morecambe, slightly larger than life and in his famous 'Bring me Sunshine' pose. He is rarely alone. In all seasons and all weathers, there is always someone wanting a photograph taken with ' the one with the glasses'! Along the central promenade you'll find the artwork inspired by the bay's birdlife, known as the Tern Project.
In about 1820, Capernwray Hall became the stately home of the Marton family, built at that time for a family of 5 with 30 servants. The whole estate was much larger than just Capernwray Hall, comprising some 27 or so farms in the area, plus Borwick Hall just down the road.
Capernwray Hall is a 10 minute walk from Capernwray House
Approximately 4 miles away from Capernwray House, this beautiful area combines superb countryside and coast with a rich and fascinating history. It is widely believed Carnforth derived its name from its position by the ford crossing the River Keer. Settled by invading Danes, many of the place names in the surrounding district suggest Scandinavian origin. A range of specialist shops, newly refurbished War Memorial Square and pubs and restaurants make Carnforth the ideal base for a tour of the area and a gateway to the Lake District.