Preserved railway station platform at Grange-over-sands railway station ©Sue Burton - stock.adobe.com
Grange-over-Sands is an old-fashioned resort town overlooking the endless sands of Morecambe Bay.
It was developed in Edwardian times, when the railway came to what was then an isolated fishing village, and much of the elegant architecture of the period remains.
Grange-over-sands, Cumbria ©Kevin Eaves - stock.adobe.com
The railway is still there too, providing a scenic route around the Cumbrian coastline and across the sands to Lancashire.
Looking across Morecambe Bay from Grange-over-Sands ©espy3008 - stock.adobe.com
In its heyday Grange was accessible by water.
The stream of the river Kent then ran close to the shore, and excursion steamers brought day trippers from other coastal resorts.
Bandstand in gardens, Grange-Over-Sands ©Kevin Eaves - stock.adobe.com
Then the stream shifted to the other side of the bay, and Grange's promenade now looks out on a broad saltmarsh.
Clock Tower, Grange-over-Sands ©Peter Moulton - stock.adobe.com
Quieter than before, the town still provides gentle pleasures for holidaymakers with its public gardens and tennis courts.
The long promenade makes a delightful stroll, and there are many small shops and some excellent teashops.
St Paul's Church, Grange-over-Sands ©Peter Moulton - stock.adobe.com
Facing South and sheltered by the Lake District mountains behind it, Grange-over-Sands enjoys a remarkably mild climate.
The hills round the town are of limestone, unusual on this coast, and offer many fine walks with open views over the bay to the Irish Sea.
Hampsfell Hospice, Grange-over-Sands ©Pawel - stock.adobe.com
The nearest hill is Hampsfell, which has a curious miniature building called The Hospice on top of it.
It has a flat roof with a view indicator, reached by a tiny outside flight of steps. Humphrey Head is also worth a visit.
Grange-Over-Sands ©Jonathan - stock.adobe.com
In the past, wheeled traffic used to cross Morecambe Sands from the Lancashire coast, until the route was made redundant by modern roads.
Grange-over-sands ©Sue Burton - stock.adobe.com
It is still possible to walk across at low tide, but the sands are treacherous; expeditions with guides are occasionally organised.
Description by Jeffrey Darlington
Coastline at Grange-over-Sands ©Tomasz Wozniak - stock.adobe.com
The Clock Tower © Jeffrey Darlington
The Railway Station © Jeffrey Darlington
The Promenade © Jeffrey Darlington
The Gardens © Jeffrey Darlington
Grange from Arnside © Jeffrey Darlington