4.5 of 5 (2 votes)

Arnside to Leighton Moss

A leisurely walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Cumbria, England, about 8.00km (4.97 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 153m (501ft)
Loss 153m (501ft)
Max. Elevation 110m (360ft)
Elevation (total) 306m (1002ft)
Start
Arnside Train Station
End
Silverdale
Distance 8.00km
(4.97mi)
Duration ~2:15
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Created by steveal1234 on 06 Oct 2015
A lovely walk that takes to around Arnside Knott and across Silverdale to The RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss.

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Leave the station turn right and cross the road onto the pavement heading into Arnside. The pavement bends round to the left taking you along the Promenade past a range of shops on your left.
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Go through the gate and turn left to head up hill on a path leading into Ash Meadow Woods. The path soon levels out and you need to take a right turn to follow a green arrow which takes you on a path
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
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Go through the gate and turn left to head up hill on a path leading into Ash Meadow Woods. The path soon levels out and you need to take a right turn to follow a green arrow.
About 0.00 km (~0 miles) from
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This path comes on to a tarmac road / drive way. Turn left to head up hill - you pass a turret on your left and the first house you pass on your left is number 12 'The Pines'.
About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
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The road you meet is Red Hills Road. Cross over onto the pavement and turn right. After a short distance there is a house which typically has a stall selling home made preserves - the fudge is worth
About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
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The road you meet is Red Hills Road. Cross over onto the pavement and turn right. After a short distance there is a house which typically has a stall selling home made preserves
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On your left there is a road which you need to take - there is a sign saying 'The Knott'. Head up the hill - the first house you pass on your right has a sign saying 'Bridleway B&B'.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
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Continue up the hill past houses and you come to a National Trust sign on the left sign of the road for 'Arnside Knott'. Twenty metres after the sign go through the kissing gate on your right.
About 0.06 km (~0.04 miles) from
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Immediately turn left to head up hill on a grass path which runs roughly parallel to the road that you have just left. The path comes to a kissing gate which you go through and turn right.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
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go through another gate next to a cattle grid which takes you onto an unmade up road. Follow this around - you do not turn left and go to the Knott.
About 0.03 km (~0.02 miles) from
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As you bend round to the left you arrive in an area for cars to park - don't go into the car park instead follow the path to the left of the car parking still skirting around the Knott.
About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
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After about 20 metres you go through a gate and then after another 80 metres you go through another gate. The path you want to take is signposted to 'Arnside Tower'. Keep following the signs to Arns
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
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After about 20 metres you go through a gate and then after another 80 metres you go through another gate. The path you want to take is signposted to 'Arnside Tower'.
About 0.00 km (~0 miles) from
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On crossing the road you head down a drive way towards a farm. Follow the signs through the farm yard bearing left after going through the gate out of the farm yard.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
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head up past the remains of Arnside Tower – signposted to 'Elmslack'. On passing the tower go over a ladder style and take the path straight on through the woods still signposted 'Elmslack'.
About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
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Soon you emerge from the woods into a campsite – continuing in roughly the same direction on the footpath which takes you through the campsite.
About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from
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You go into some more woods heading away from the campsite. Continue on this path and you come to a stone stile which you go through, carrying on walking.
About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
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After a while there is a fence on your right hand side as you start to head down hill. After going through a second stone stile you soon come out of the woods on to a tarmacked road passing houses
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
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After about 100 metres walking on the road there is a signpost right to 'Cove Road'. This path takes you between two stone walls and houses – you continue on to 'Wallings Lane'
About 0.11 km (~0.07 miles) from
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Go through a gate and past a house called 'Broomhill' on to a road with another sign saying 'Wallings Lane' – go left following the road down the hill. When you meet a road – 'Cove Road' - turn left
About 0.22 km (~0.14 miles) from
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After about 30 metres there is a path next to the road which goes between hedges and then with a wall on the left. When this path emerges turn right onto 'Townsfield' walking towards the church spire
About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
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The road passes some houses and then turns into a path keep going until you meet a road. You will see St John's Church over the other side of the road, cross and go around the church on the left
About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
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When you get to the back of the church go through the wooden gate. 7 – On going through the gate you need to turn right and then very shortly left – taking the path signed posted to 'Bottoms Lane'
About 0.10 km (~0.06 miles) from
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After 20 metres you go between two stones into a field. Carry on through the field going through little white kissing gate and continue on ahead over the fields towards a five bar gate to the road
About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
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Turn right when you reach the road and walk for about 20 metres until there is a kissing gate on your left with a sign to 'The Row'. Go through this gate into a field
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
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After about 30 metres there is a stile in the wall on your right which we need to go through. Go roughly straight ahead just to the right of the three trees – you will eventually a wooden gate ahead.
About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
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Go through this gate into another field and straight on to another gate which takes you to a road. At the road – The Row – take a right and head initially up hill – with a sign to the train station
About 0.08 km (~0.05 miles) from
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Carry on you go past Bank Well Reserve on your right. Follow the road and you come to a golf course on your left – ignore the path over the golf course as there are a lot of hidden tees.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
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Stay on the road past 'Myers Allotment Reserve' until it comes to another road. Turn left on this road – taking care as it can be busy with cars. Go past the front of the golf club
About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
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Cross the road to take the road down hill to Leighton Moss which is soon on the right side of the road. A wonderful RSPB reserve which is free entry if you came via public transport it is free!
About 0.09 km (~0.06 miles) from
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There is a cafe upstairs. Silverdale train station is close by – go back to the top of the road you turned down towards Leighton Moss and go right (you previously came from the left).
About 0.04 km (~0.02 miles) from

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