Walking in the Lake District is a real delight. The countryside around Bankfield House is pretty special. You’ve got sites of Special Scientific Interest literally a stones throw away at the Hospice on Hampsfell, a lesser know part of the Lake District National Park which offers stunning views of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells. You can find out how to access the hospice on Hampsfell in either of our featured walks from Bankfield House – Walks in Grange Over Sands or Walks in Cartmel. If you want to take the kids up to the Hospice you can drive to Grange Fell Golf Course, park opposite in the lay by and head up the fell over the style next to Spring Bank Road.
Humphrey Head is overlooked by the house and here you’ll find Peregrines nesting in the steep limestone crags. Again you can drive to Humphrey Head by heading out of Allithwaite towards Flookburgh on Allithwaite Road and turning left as you leave the village after the “Narrows”. There’s plenty to explore with rock pools, cliffs, and a breezy walk on top of the crag if you want the spectacular views. If you are on the bay itself, watch out for the tide which rushes in quicker than a horse twice a day! Also the quick sand can be dangerous so be careful and stay close to the rocks
The fells of the Lake District are the main attraction of the area however and you are a short drive to all but the most inaccessible. Walking in the lake district can be challenging but very rewarding. Scramble up Sca Fell Pike (978 meteres) or balance along scary Striding Edge of Helvellyn (950m). It’s not for the faint hearted. The smaller ones are perhaps more accessable, like Wainright’s favourite, Haystacks in Buttermere. I’ll try to list some classic walks in the blog posts below. Enjoy our “Walking in the Lake District” section and please feel free to leave your comments in the blog posts below!