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Walks in Silverdale and Arnside

21 easy walks exploring the AONB

21 short walks in the Silverdale and Arnside AONB, on the border of Cumbria and Lancashire. The area boasts attractive coastal scenery, limestone hills and woodland and plentiful opportunities for spotting rare plants, wildlife and seabirds. Views extend to Morecambe Bay and the Lake District Fells.


can be enjoyed throughout the year; spring with its abundant flowers and the colourful displays of autumn are especially rewarding; summer is the busiest time; in winter vast flocks of birds can be seen in Morecambe Bay; the woods provide sheltered walking in strong wind


the villages of Silverdale, Arnside and Warton have small shops; more facilities are available at Milnthorpe and Carnforth; accommodation in the area is plentiful, including hotels, guest houses, B&B and campsites


most walks on well signed, well-trodden paths, sometimes crossing bare limestone or rough and rooty underfoot; scrambling along the rocky shore requires care to heed the incoming tide, although there are safe high tide options; walks are between 2 and 8 miles but can be easily linked into longer walks

Must See

the best coastal scenery and the highest concentration of woodland paths in NW England; views over Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland fells; densely wooded limestone hills rich in flora and fauna; Warton Crag, Arnside Knott, Farleton Knott, Holme Park Fell and Hutton Roof Crags; Leighton Moss RSPB reserve and several Nature Reserves
16 Jul 2010
3 Dec 2021
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.20cm

A guidebook to 21 walks in the Silverdale and Arnside National Landscape, on the edge of Morecambe Bay, straddling the county boundary between Cumbria and Lancashire. The easy routes explore the area’s limestone crags, deer parks and beautiful coastline.

The walks range in length from 3 to 16km (2–10 miles) and can be enjoyed in 1–5 hours, perfect for either a short stroll or a longer day.

  • Clear step-by-step route description illustrated with sketch mapping
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • Information on refreshments, parking and toilets for each walk
  • Local points of interest and historic buildings
  • Suggestions for longer linear routes

Table of Contents
Brian Evans Cicerone author BEVANS

By Brian Evans

Brian Evans, one of the UK’s leading climbers in the 1960s and 70s, has brought his wealth of mountain experience  to this guide. He and his wife are well-known figures in the outdoor community and have provided walkers with a number of exceptional guides to exploring the countryside, particularly the English Lakes, on foot. Brian is a member of the Outdoor Writers’ Guild.  Brian was a founder of Cicerone Press and is the authority on scrambling in the Lake District.

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