Easter weekend is always busy in the Lakes, so today we headed for an easy 1 mile walk in Brown Robin Woods, in Grange over Sands. We only saw two other people on our whole walk! And, being the end of April, the bluebells were out too, which made this walk very pretty indeed.
There’s a small lay by (2 cars only) on the side of the road at the start of the walk, at grid reference 411792 on OS map OL7. You can try postcode LA11 6JT in your satnav, which will bring you to approximately the right place.
There’s a narrow path, leading up hill into the woods, with the following sign:
The path is well marked, with both arrows and posts with white markers on them, like this:
Walk up the hill, crossing the stile. Turn right onto the large path and then take the left fork, heading uphill. Here is a picture of the fork:
Follow the path through the woods, keep spotting the white markers and you’ll know you’re going the right way. Eventually you’ll loop back to the stile, and then drop back down to the car.
The walk has bluebells dotted all over it, with nice coverage, mostly in the shade. It was hard not to be a tiny bit disappointed… once you’ve walked the bluebells in Cowclose Woods, nothing ever compares! Still, it was a lovely walk, with views out over the estuary, with wild garlic, bluebells, fields of dandelions and primroses at this time of year. And at only 1 mile in total, it is a shorter and easier walk to see the bluebells, than the epic 3.5 miles at Cowclose Woods.
Here’s the route map:
Walks near here include Grange Promenade and Whitbarrow Scar. Other bluebell walks include Cowclose Woods and Rannerdale (both have spectacularly breath taking bluebells), although are much longer walks.