Grange-over-Sands A Wellness Town

Grange-over-Sands A Wellness Town: 

And, breathe….

Grange has long been known for its health-giving properties.

It’s a place where you can visit and breathe in pure sea and mountain air.

The area provided opportunities for rural retreats away from the smoke and grime of the industrial towns.

The salty sea air is believed to be beneficial, especially for tuberculosis sufferers such as miners.

In the mid-1900s, the area was home to a number of convalescent homes run by the mining unions.

Grange-over-Sands became one of the first spa resorts in the north west.

Grange-over-Sands A Wellness Town

The former Club Union Home 

They included; The Club Union Home (now Cartmel Grange Care Home) and The North East Convalescent Home to name just two.

Grange-over-Sands A Wellness Town

The former North East Convalescent Home

These homes provided rest and care for its injured and ailing members.

Another such place was The Westmorland Consumption Sanitorium, built in Meathop  in 1891 as a convalescent home.

Grange-over-Sands A Wellness Town

It had accommodation for twenty-four patients who mostly had breathing issues such as tuberculosis and other chest infections.

A feature of the sanitorium was the outdoor treatment in shelters which ensured lots of fresh air was breathed.

Grange is situated at the head of Morecambe Bay.

It’s sheltered by the hills of the Lake District, giving the town a climate second to none with temperate weather (not unlike Torquay).

Nestling below the wooded slopes of Yewbarrow and facing south, Grange is well protected from blighting northern winds.

Sunshine and rainfall figures compare favourably with resorts on the south coast with fog and snow practically unknown even in the harshest of winters.

The traffic-free promenade is nearly a mile and a half long.

For walkers, it is ideal for a stroll and is well provided for with benches and shelters and a couple of small cafes.

At the Kents Bank end of the promenade, there are a number of leisure activities.

There is a children’s activity area, tennis courts, bowling and putting greens.

Finally, the one thing you will find here in abundance in this charming Edwardian town is ‘Peace’.

Stay ‘Healthy’ in Grange.

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