TOWER PRACTICE AND CONTACT DETAILS
Available on the branch page at LACR website
SATNAV / GPSPostCode: LA11 6QQ
Landranger Grid Ref: SD380788
LAT: N54:12:04 (54.201209)
LONG: W2:57:08 (-2.952198)
|ONLINE MAP LINKS|
OS Map: Dove's Guide or Bing Maps
Ordnance Survey Map Reference
OS LANDRANGER (1:50,000 2cm=1km)
Sheet 96: Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakeland
Sheet 97: Kendal & Morecambe
OS EXPLORER (1:25000 4cm=1km)
Sheet OL7: The English Lakes: South Eastern Area
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Note: google maps incorrecly marks position of gatehouse
(actually on junction between Cavendish Street and The Square).
|A few free parking spaces adjacent to church at the gate nearest The Square, and on Priest Lane; and also some on The Square itself, but often all spaces are occupied.|
There is plenty of space in the nearby Cartmel Park on the west side of Cartmel.
Take the lane immediately to the left of the Village Shop at the west end of The Square.
This leads past the Village Hall to Cartmel Park and Racecourse, where you can park your car in a Pay and Display car park (150 spaces - £2 for up to 2 hours).
From here you can walk back through The Square to the Priory - it's approximately 300 metres - (see Village Map).
|Complicated route - starting from inside Priory in transept, door to few steps then narrow staircase inside wall, followed by spiral staircase,
then along roof to corner of tower, and final few steps through low doorway. See Old Cumbria Gazetteer (Bells) for some photos of route.|
Plenty of space in the ringing room.
No toilets inside the Priory.
Public toilets 300m west of Priory at car park beside racecourse (see earlier section - parking). If not open, may need to use toilets in a café or pub.
Plenty of space in Priory and ringing room to shelter from weather.
Close to the Priory on The Square and Cavendish Street. Shops (including renown sticky toffee pudding and other goodies), cafes/restaurants (e.g. Simon Rogan's 2 michelin star L'enclume), and hostelries (e.g. Unsworths Yard with brewery).
LINKS TO OTHER WEB PAGES
DOVE (Cartmel) - Dove's Guide For Church Bell Ringers
Old Cumbria Gazetteer (Bells)
Cartmel Priory (www.cartmelpriory.org.uk)
Carlisle Diocese (Cartmel)
Visit Cumbria - Cartmel Priory
Cartmel Priory (www.cartmelvillage.com)
Cartmel Village Leaflet (PDF)