3.6 of 5 (6 votes)

Arnside Knott and Morecambe Bay

A leisurely walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Cumbria, England, about 9.60km (5.97 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 195m (639ft)
Descent 188m (616ft)
Max. Elevation 160m (524ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 383m (1255ft)
Distance 9.60km
Duration ~3:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 12 May 2010
Arnside is a wonderful place for walking, mainly for the dramatic views - across the vast sands of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District skyline. This route heads over Arnside Knott and down to the edge of the bay, before passing through Silverdale and the bus/train home.

Walk Functions


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Take the train to Arnside and turn left out of the station. 100m down the road is a bridleway heading towards the town.
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Cross Silverdale Road and weave through the houses to pick up the path onto Arnside Knott.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
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It's a modest height - 150m - but you won't find a better view for many miles. When descending from the summit, drop into the woodland then take the footpath to the right, heading towards Copridding Wood.
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from
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The path brings you to the coast at New Barns, from where you can enjoy more great views across the bay as you follow the coast around to Arnside Point.
About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
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One of England's best views? Top ten, certainly. Continue round to Park Point along the footpath.
About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
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Leave the coast at Far Arnside and take the narrow road heading inland.
About 1.32 km (~0.82 miles) from
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Cut across the footpath and follow Cove Road towards Silverdale, looking for the small road to the right that leads to Cove Well.
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from
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Take the footpath from Cove Road to Shore Road - more great views across the bay. Stop at the Silverdale Hotel for a drink, then take the road into Silverdale itself.
About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
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At Silverdale Green, pick up the path heading across Barton Well - this leads you to the station.
About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
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Cross The Row (road) and take the path across the golf course. The station is 100m to the right at the end of the path.
About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from

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