An Enlightened Visit

Simply Stunning

Simply Stunning

May 5th 2014: On our weekend stay near Coniston (see here) I really wasn’t expecting to visit a Bhuddist Temple. So, imagine my surprise when SWMBO spotted the brochure for the Kadampa Meditation Centre in Conishead.  Words to describe: interesting, stunning, unusual, surprising and more.  I trust they will forgive me for pinching their aerial shot to give you an idea of just what this place is ike.

The house and gardens are beautifully restored with restoration work continuing with partial funding from English Heritage.  I would highly recommend taking the tour (daily 2:30 cost £2). They have a tea room with wonderful large relaxing leather arm chairs and free WiFi.  The code for the wifi is ‘worldpeace’.    The tour will also take you across to the magnificent Bhuddist temple which is superbly done within the grounds of the house.

The overflow car park had ample room for the motorhome and this is an ideal day parking location because a short walk from th car park takes you down to Morecambe Bay and the beach seen in this panoramic photo below thanks to my iPhone.

Morecambe Bay

Remember – there is sinking sand on this beach!!!!!

The car park is open for dog walkers, there are just some restrictions when the centre has larger events.  We were able to let out the slide outs and have our tea before heading for home.  This is a great day parking spot and a visit to the Temple and the tea Rooms is highly recommended.

You can find it right here – just note, it is single track from when you leave the main road.
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