Cumbria, England

Cark and the Cumbria Coastal Way walking and hiking route


Walk Instructions

From the parking area on either side of Cark railway station, walk along the roadside towards the centre of the village, which has a general store, children's play area and public conveniences.

1) Turn left at a junction by the side of the Engine Inn, then left again in a further 20m., rising to cross over the railway line on a high bridge. A well-used track bears right, soon reaching a signposted junction; go straight ahead, along the 'Cumbria Coastal Way'. For some distance the track is between walls, then hedges.

2) Reach the access road leading to Sand Gate (Farm). Turn right, gently uphill, to pass the farm, then bear left. At a junction with waymarks keep right to cross Strand Bridge, over a watercourse. The views across much of Morecambe Bay are immense on a clear day. Particularly evident is the town of Ulverston, with the newly renovated Hoad Monument (modelled on a lighthouse) on its hill beside the town. In this area sections of the track are rough and wet, but the route is no doubt, very much at the tidal high water mark, with occasional gates/stiles along the way.

3) Pass the large farmstead, Canon Winder. The track continues past the barely distinguishable Cowpren Point. After a gate/stile, leave the broad muddy track to take a grass path ahead. For some distance there is a wall close on the left and the path bears left to continue along the top of an 'old embankment', with Raven Winder Farm prominent across the fields to the left. To the right are salt marshes fringing the bay, providing grazing for sheep - a final fattening which produces best quality Cumbrian lamb. Along this section, although the village of Flookburgh is in view to the left, there is a feeling of great solitude. Pass a small pond on the right and continue to West Plain Farm, with World War II 'pill box' and a great barrier of huge stones.

4) Turn left, following the 'Cumbria Coastal Way' signpost to join a tarmac road. Pass a Morecambe Bay rescue depot; the road to Flookburgh is straight and quiet, with grass roadside verge, eventually giving way to a tarmac pavement. Pass the factory/shop of the noted Cartmel 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' enterprise before rising very gently to Flookburgh village centre, with market cross and a few small shops.

5) Bear left then immediately right to stay by the side of the road for the final section to Cark railway station. If parked on the informal area behind the station, go over the station footbridge to return.


Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.


How can I find out more?

The Holiday Property Bond could do as much for your quality of life as it has done for many thousands of families who have already invested. That's why we invite you to get in touch with us in any of these 3 ways and please don't forget our unique 'Money back promise' and 'interest free loan' options.


We're so confident you'll be delighted with HPB
that we offer you a 'Money Back Promise'!

In regular surveys, Bondholders tell us how happy they are with HPB holidays. That's why we feel confident in giving you the extra reassurance of our unprecedented 'Money Back Promise':

If you take your first HPB holiday within three years of investing and are not, for any reason, entirely happy, you can apply to cash in your HPB investment within 14 days of your return. Whatever the encashment value, the parent company of the issuer of HPB will make up any difference so that you get back the full amount of your original payment, including charges.

This offer applies to a holiday at any HPB owned property which is taken by at least one of the Bondholders themselves.

Full details of the offer will be provided before you invest.

Request our brochure Speak to a representative Explore one of our UK sites

Please request our fully illustrated holiday property brochure

Please read " How HPB works" and then we will be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, and your FREE copy of Insight Magazine. See the beautiful holiday homes and magnificent locations where you can spend your holidays as a Bondholder and learn how impressed Bondholders have been by our handling of the problems caused by coronavirus.

Please complete and submit the form or,
alternatively, telephone our FREE brochure request line on 0800 230 0391

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address *
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?

We will use the details you provide above to send you our detailed HPB brochure and keep you updated about HPB holiday offers.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

* Indicates required fields
HPB’s holiday booking service has been rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 14495 customer reviews on Feefo.

You can speak to one of our representatives

Your local HPB representative will be happy to call or video call you at a convenient time for an informal chat. Simply fill in your details and we'll do the rest.

Most of our representatives are Bondholders themselves and all have visited a number of Bond sites.

The representative will give you all the information you need and then leave you to make up your own mind. He or she will talk to you about your holiday requirements and what level of investment is needed to secure the kind of holidays you want.

Video chat now available with a local representative

This request is for new enquiries only, if you are an existing Bondholder please contact us via myBond.

Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address *
Telephone number *  
Post code *  
Date/Time *  
How should we contact you? *  
How did you hear about us?
Chosen date (choose above) *
Chosen time (choose above) *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

* Indicates required fields

See our stunning holiday properties for yourself

Having a Private Tour at an HPB holiday location is an enjoyable way to see the high standards of furnishings and facilities you could enjoy with HPB. One of our representatives will show you around the site and answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, you are welcome to book a Personal Presentation at a hotel near you. You can chat to one of our representatives, ask your questions and view the complete portfolio of HPB locations.


This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited ("HPBM") registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited registered at Jubilee Buildings, Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2SH. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM. HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA.