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The Engine Inn and Restaurant, Cark
Cark is located in Cumbria
Cark shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference SD363765
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA11
Dialling code 015395
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
CumbriaCoordinates: 54°10′48″N 2°58′34″W / 54.180°N 2.976°W / 54.180; -2.976

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.

Historically within Lancashire, the village is served by the Cark and Cartmel railway station on the Furness Line between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster.

The village used to have a water-powered cotton mill between 1785 and c1815.

Cark is ½ mile south of Holker Hall[1] owned by Lord and Lady Cavendish.

A Royal Air Force airfield was constructed near Flookburgh in late 1940 and named RAF Station 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.


  1. ^ "Holker website". Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 

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