Grange-over-Sands and Hampsfell
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Hampsfell, a modest hill rising above Grange, is a popular half-day walk for visitors. There are many routes to the summit and I have selected one that goes up through woodland at a fairly easy angle on a good path and descends first on a wide, grassy track and then on a largely unsurfaced farm track. There are few stiles and outstanding views of the Lakeland fells from the summit. Morecambe Bay and the Lancashire coast are in view for much of the way down, making this a memorable walk for such a low hill. The town is not short of excellent cafes and pubs and may be reached by bus and rail. Although Hampsfell is well-signposted on lower ground, the open summit plateau has many paths and no signs. As the hospice is not visible until you are near it, this is not a walk that I would recommend in poor visibility. I used a compass on the top to check my direction to and from the hospice to save blundering around on the many faint paths looking for the step-stiles in the stone walls.
England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South East
Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
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