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David Jordan has chosen 15 of the best short walks around Silverdale and Arnside. Each walk comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps, clear route description and lots of images, plus information on local beauty spots and tasty refreshment stops. No challenging terrain or complicated navigation means walks can be enjoyed by everyone.


Pleasurable year round: enjoy spring flowers, summer's clear skies and views, bracken turning, leaf fall and easier wildlife sightings in autumn and migratory winter birds.


Arnside, Silverdale, Milnthorpe, Carnforth


The routes in this guide are accessible to most. Good woodland and coastal tracks make for easy walking for much of the way. Limestone - a key characteristic of the area - can be slippery when wet so care should be taken in rain. Signposting and waymarkers are commonly present, as are benches on some routes.

Must See

Outstanding estuary views from Arnside Knott and Warton Crag, RSPB Leighton Moss, monuments to kings and queens at Eaves Wood, Dallam Tower and deer park, Levens Hall and the River Kent, the Fairy Steps, the mystery of Jenny Brown's Point, wildlife-rich ancient woodland and limestone crags
16 Mar 2023
17.20 x 11.60 x .50cm

15 of the best short walks around Arnside and Silverdale. Our guidebook comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps and clear route descriptions, perfect if you're new to walking or are looking for something you can enjoy with the whole family.

  • Easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps, clear route descriptions and lots of images
  • Includes Arnside Knott, the Fairy Steps, Leighton Moss, Warton Crag, Carnforth, Jenny Brown’s Point, the Pepperpot and Levens deer park
  • Most walks are under 3 hours in duration and from 3km to 10km (2–6 miles)
  • Most routes are accessible by public transport
  • Information on local beauty spots and refreshment stops
  • GPX files available for download

Table of Contents
David Jordan Cicerone author DJORDAN

By David Jordan

David's earliest memories of walking adventures were family holidays, let loose among trees and fields with a Kodak 'instamatic' camera and notebook. Many years on, little has changed (except perhaps the size of the boots). David has hiked and camped extensively across much of the higher ground of the UK, Europe and Norway, as well as the US. A first taste of long-distance walking started with a circuit of the Tour du Mont Blanc in 1992 and led through sections of the Appalachian Trail to a full thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. Returning to the Alps David spent four years researching and exploring the Grande Traversata Delle Alpe. In 2023 David hiked the PCT for a second time and became one of fewer than 200 people ever to thru-hike the trail more than once.

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