It's a curious fact that this walk takes us in to both the counties of Cumbria and Lancashire with Arnside in the former and Silverdale in the latter and after a short distance we are rewarded with wonderful views over Morecambe Bay.
Our route passes through caravan park and then hugs along the coastline to Arnside Point from where it's an attractive walk over bays and coastal inlets. There is a good cafe about a mile from Arnside, called Beach Front, with excellent ice-creams, coffee & cakes which if we feel so inclined we may avail ourselves of! Arnside itself is a charming town facing the Kent estuary and the impressive railway over to Grange over Sands and will be our stop for a breather before we continue with our walk. Thereafter it's uphill out of Arnside up towards the Knott; the good news being. Yes, it's uphill, but there are plenty of respites and no lengthy inclines! The Knott is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where we will encourage you to take it the splendid views and get your camears out with the trIg point being at an altitude is 500 feet. From here we head downwards through lovely wooded forest trails emerging onto a road leading to a farm with the Arnside Tower in the background.
The Tower was built in the mid 14th century to repel Scots invaders!
We take a path beyond the Tower going through Eaves Wood leading into Holgates Caravan park and upon exiting the park, we see the Lancashire County sign as we head into Silverdale. The last mile or so is partly on pavements and off road paths returning us back to the Silverdale Hotel. It's a superb route with plenty of wildlife, a bit of history and absolutely gorgeous scenery It's a moderate walk, and the main uphill section is from Arnside, and mostly a comfortable one.