The village of Cark mostly lies north of the railway station with the village of Flookburgh to the south. Both villages lie close to the shore of Morecambe Bay and both the Cumbrian Coastal Way and the Cistercian Way run through Cark.
Only 2 miles from Cark station is Cartmel with its 12th century priory church – one of the finest in the North of England. Cartmel also has one of the most picturesque racecourses in the country, with meetings on the late May and August Bank Holidays. More information is available on www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk .
Cartmel Village Shop is famous for its ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding’ and various other delicious puddings and sauces. Recently, Cartmel has become noted for Simon Rogan’s Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Enclume.
Just a short walk from Cark Station (in the Flookburgh direction) there is a plant nursery with a café. Only a 10 minute walk will get you to The Lakeland Miniature Village and Oriental Gardens and 15 minute walk from Cark station will take you to Cumbria’s premier stately home Holker Hall, which has stunning gardens, a fine cafe and shop.
If you are a fan of steam vehicles and machines, put Flookborough Steam Gathering in your diary which takes place annually over the last weekend in July at Cark Airfield.