GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Arnside and Silverdale Walks

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sits on the border betweenLancashireandCumbria adjoiningMorecambe Bay.
It's a splendid place for walkers with hill climbs, beaches, sheltered coves, woodland trails and nature reserves with an abundance of wildlife.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Arnside and Silverdale. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Arnside and Silverdale Walk Map>>


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Arnside Knott2 miles (2.5 km)This small hill in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB is a popular beauty spot and internationally important wildlife area. The hill is a mixture of limestone grassland, woodland, wet meadow, scree and scrub. It is renowned for its butterflies and flowers. From the high point there are fabulous views over Silverdale and the coastal estuary towards Grange over Sands, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. View Full Details>>
Arnside to Silverdale5 miles (7.8 km)A delightful coastal walk from Cumbria into Lancashire in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB. It's an interesting and attractive stretch of coastline with rocky outcrops, shingle beaches, peaceful coves and wonderful views across Morecambe Bay. The route includes a mixture of footpaths, woodland and beach walking. There's also great views of the Lake District mountains in the distance. View Full Details>>
Cumbria Coastal Way182 miles (293 km)Explore the wonderful coastline of Cumbria on this splendid long distance path. The walk begins at Silverdale and runs through a series of fascinating Cumbrian coastal towns and villages, before finishing near Gretna on the border with Scotland. Spectacular cliff tops, peaceful estuaries, beaches, mountains, rivers and canals are all features on this popular route. View Full Details>>
Eaves Wood2 miles (3 km)Explore Eaves Wood and enjoy a climb to the Pepperpot on this walk in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB. There's nice footpaths taking you through shady ancient woodland with limestone pavement supporting rare plants and wildlife. View Full Details>>
Lancashire Coastal Way65 miles (105 km)Travel along the beautiful Lancashire coast from Silverdale to Freckleton on this fairly easy walk. View Full Details>>
Leighton Moss Nature Reserve2 miles (4 km)This large nature reserve in Silverdale, is the perfect place for a peaceful walk in beautiful surroundings. Leighton Moss is the largest reedbed in the north west and has a number of well laid out trails for you to explore the area. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the reserve including breeding bitterns, starlings, bearded tits, marsh harriers (see video) and red deer. There is also a fantastic cafe in a converted barn. View Full Details>>
Limestone Link - Cumbria12 miles (20 km)This walk crosses the Limestone Hills from Arnside to Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. View Full Details>>
Silverdale4 miles (7.2 km)A circular walk from Silverdale railway station, taking you to Eaves Wood, Elmslack, the coastal path and Silverdale Green. There's much to enjoy in this lovely area which forms part of the wider Arnside and Silverdale AONB. You'll experience woodland trails, a climb to a splendid viewpoint and great coastal views over Morceambe Bay. View Full Details>>
Warton Crag3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around Warton Crag on this lovely route in Lancashire. View Full Details>>

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