1st March 2020
Coach Trip to Arnside and Silverdale
Please Note All three walk routes could be changed depending on local conditions due to the recent extreme weather.
B Walk. Leader Michael Bates 11 Miles Moderate
First off - Carnforth.
If you want to get some miles under your belt with only gentle ascents you may be interested in this attractive and varied, linear walk. On leaving the coach at Carnforth railway station we initially follow the river Keer (not much more than a stream) making our way to the outskirts of Warton. We walk along the south western side of Warton Crag towards Jenny Brown's Point. (a pleasant place for lunch). Following the coastline we make our way in the direction of Silverdale pausing briefly to look at a cave. We then turn inland to visit the ruins of Arnside Tower and then it is back to the coast once more at Far Arnside. From here it is a lovely woodland walk emerging at New Barns, the last mile being alongside the sea shore to Arnside. The walk, in part, follows the Lancashire Coastal Way mainly on good surfaces involving roads, tracks, fields and woodland with stunning views across Morecambe Bay Just one fairly short stony section.
C Walk. Leader Hannah Rose 7.5 miles Moderate
2nd OFF SILVERDALE – Linear walk from Silverdale lane past Lindeth Tower and follow the Lancashire coastal way along cliffs of Jack Scout to Jenny Brown Point turn inland at Heald Brow (short steep climb) to Scout Wood. Pass Burton well, Lambeth meadow and Bank well and follow the lane to Eaves Wood where we will pass the beach circle. Past the caravan park and field path to Far Arnside through the woods to New Barn. We follow the coastal path back to Arnside if it's high tide we will take the lanes and woods (or swim!!) I hope we will see the woodland flowers and also the lovely view across the estuary.
D Walk. Leader Paul Brown. Fairly easy 5 ½ miles
We leave the coach in Arnside, cross the railway by the station footbridge, then walk north eastwards for about 2 miles alongside the River Kent estuary, following the route of the former Arnside to Hincaster railway. On reaching Sandside we change direction to walk southwards, through Storth village, then on to Hazelslack ( pele tower here ) . We continue to Carr Bank, and then join the former railway route again to walk back into Arnside. Terrain varies - the former railway track bed, country lanes, a short rocky section of foreshore which could be tide affected, some road walking. Likely to be muddy and wet in a few places.
Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points
08:00 Darwen : Boots Duckworth St
08:05 Darwen : Lynwood Avenue
08:10 Ewood : Empire Theatre
08:15 Blackburn : Penny Street
08:20 Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog
08:25 Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre
08:35 Accrington : Whalley Rd, Kwik Fit
08:40 Accrington : Victoria Hospital
08:50 Clayton : Hare and Hounds
08:55 Harwood : Nightingales Garage
09:00 Whalley : King Street
09:05 Clitheroe : York Street
08:15 Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road
08:20 Colne : Crown Hotel
08:20 Colne : Library
08:25 Colne : Alkincoates
08:30 Barrowford : Heritage Centre
08:40 Nelson : Bus Station
08:45 Brierfield : Town Hall
08:50 Burnley : Brennard Street
08:55 Burnley : Bus Station
08:55 Burnley : Tim Bobbin
09:00 Padiham : Whitegates
09:05 Padiham : Town Hall
09:10 Clayton : Hare and Hounds