Cark (sometimes Cark-in-Cartmel) is a village in Cumbria, England. It lies on the B5278 road to Haverthwaite (and to the A590 road) and is ½ mile north of Flookburgh, 2 miles southwest of Cartmel and 3 miles west of Grange-over-Sands.
The village used to have a water-powered cotton mill between 1785 and c1815.
A Royal Air Force airfield was constructed near Flookburgh in late 1940 and named RAF Stationi Cark. It was used by training and anti-aircraft co-operation units from March 1941 until closure in December 1945. After many years of disuse, it was reopened for civilian use and is the location of the North West Parachute Centre.
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