For many years the Chapel of Rest had no purpose and needed repair and maintenance. Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant the building has been transformed and opened in September 2016 into the Sarah Losh Heritage Centre, a visitor centre telling the fascinating story of Wreay, St Mary’s and the Losh family; a small meeting room for local and regional groups; an alternative classroom; a creative studio for art, photography or literary groups; an exhibition space; a space for simple services.
The Centre, which is suitable for all ages, is open every day from 10.00am to 4.00pm and is free to visit. It is located just to the north of St Mary’s Church on the Carlisle road and car parking is available. The postcode of the Sarah Losh Heritage Centre is CA4 0RJ.
There are two guided walks – the Sarah Losh Heritage Walk and the Wreay Woods Walk – available at the Centre and St Mary’s or download copies here.
Places of Interest
St. Mary's Church www.stmaryswreay.org
Sarah Losh Heritage Centre www.stmaryswreay.org/sarah-losh-heritage-centre/
Trip Adviser - The Plough Inn
Wreay Woods - Cumbria Wild Life Trust
Millers Walk through Wreay http://www.edenriverstrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/Wreay.pdf
Places to Stay
Crossroads House - Ensuite B & B www.crossroadshouse.co.uk
Hall Hills Lakedistrict Luxury Holiday Cottages www.hallhills.co.uk
Ghyll House Farm & Campsite Wreay www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviews.asp?revid=9198
Travelodge Hotel - Carlisle M6 www.travelodge.co.uk
Dalston Hall Hotel www.dalston-hall-hotel.co.uk
Thornfield Camping Cabins http://www.thornfieldcampingcabins.co.uk
Suziebou Gift Shop www.suziebou.co.uk
Michael King Jewllery www.kingjewellery.co.uk
Wreay Church Of England Primary School www.wreayschool.co.uk
Carlisle Race Course carlisle.thejockeyclub.co.uk