Grizebeck is a small hamlet lying just at the Southern tip of the National Park, it has a traditional 300 year old Inn "The Greyhound" which is within walking distance from Bank End Lodge. There is a garage with a small shop for essentials. The local village hall hosts many events from Quiz nights to food festivals.
There are some fantastic walks in the local area, many of these are listed in Bank End Lodge
The nearby small market town of Broughton-in-Furness is a 5 minute drive, centred around its Georgian market square and Obelisk. There you will find a children's playground, 3 pubs, deli, Tysons butchers, cafes, newsagents and tourist information.
Kirby-in-Furness is a 5 minute drive towards Barrow, there is a corner shop, 2 pubs and a children's playground.
The Duddon Valley is a true hidden gem of the Lake District.
Situated between Eskdale and Coniston it is remote unspoilt and is a delight for walkers, nature lovers and cyclists.
At the head of the valley is Cockley Beck where the two passes of Hardknott and Wrynose meet, a fantastic if hair raising drive!!
One of the best drives is from Ulpha over Birker Fell into Eskdale, the views are spectacular.
Unrivalled walking with amazing views, be it on the fells, woods or near the river. There are plenty of places to park up take a picnic and enjoy all the Duddon Valley has to offer.
Grizebeck Village Hall
Community hall which holds various events throughout the year from quiz nights to food tasting, festivals and duck races.
Information on upcoming events will be found on their website or in The Lodge
Local Places to Eat
The Greyhound, Grizebeck: 01229 889672
The Blacksmiths Arms, Broughton Mills
The Black Cock, Broughton: 01229 716529
Swinside Stone Circle
This little visited stone circle is one of the finest in Britain. It has 55 stones up to 10 feet high.
it dates from the Neolithic period and its entrance seems to line up with the midwinter sunset
Grid ref SD171881
2.5 miles) west of Broughton in Furness, turn off A595 at Broadgate. Parking at start of track, then 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mile) walk.