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From Arnside to Silverdale

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  • 3 miles of pretty coastal walking
  • Visit the attractive village of Silverdale
  • Unexpected ruins of Arnside Tower

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The Arnside & Silverdale AONB is a lovely area to walk in and in my own humble opinion has the best stretch of coastline from the Borders with Scotland to the Borders with Wales. It is possible to walk along the sand or take the low path which winds its way a few metres above the high tide mark on the cliff side. I enjoyed the views over Morcambe Bay, which are extensive but it is the rocky shoreline and pristine (if a little muddy) sands which impressed me and retained an interest until the path entered the caravan park. Although the beach walking is the highlight of the walk the return to Arnside from the pretty village of Silverdale is thoroughly enjoyable with the ruins of Arnside Tower particularly worth an explore.

Recommend: If you have the energy try for the summit of Arnside Knott, the views will be reward enough

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL7 The English Lakes South East Buy Map
Start Point: SD452785. Park on the shore front and carry on west along the beach path.
Height to Climb: 192ms (630feet) excl Arnside Knott.
Terrain: The coastal path is not always clear and may be easier to walk some of the way (especially the early bit) on the sands. Clear tracks or some tarmac for the inland section.
Eating & Drinking: Arnside & Silverdale both have a good choice of places to meat and drink with the Albion in Arnside well situated on the front
Similar Walks Nearby: A round of Silverdale Head
Climbing Arnside Knott
Gait Barrows Nature Reserve
Places to Stay: Lakeland Chalet, Grange over Sands