740 Hampsfell

With Cumulonimbus clouds towering over the Lake District it's tempting to give fell walking a miss and go shopping instead. But Grange-over-Sands has a superb microclimate with Hampsfell often bathed in sunshine when rain soaks the rest of Cumbria.

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LOCATION: South Lake District
START: Grange-over-Sands railway station
Grid ref: SD413782 Postcode: LA116DW
DISTANCE: 3.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes South Eastern area Landranger 96
REFRESHMENTS: Grange-over-Sands or pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Hospice

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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