3rd October Arnside/Silverdale
This extraordinary place is famous for its amazing wildlife, stunning scenery and surperb walks. From the simple beauty of the Lady's Slipper Orchid to the shining sands of Morecambe Bay, the area is simply awe-inspiring.
We hope to have a guest leader for an A walk of 12-14 miles. The distance will be subject to weather and terrain conditions on the day. You need to book on the A walk when making your coach booking.
For the Arnside trip we have a guest leader so we will be able to offer an ‘A’ walk of 12-14 miles. Paul McKearney, from Lancaster, has done a lot of day walks, multi day hikes and overnight trekking. He has been walking around the Lake District for 52 years since he was five years old. He has walked in both Snowdonia and The Cairngorms but still enjoys more genteel walks around the Lune Valley. He loves winter walking in the Lake District, Scotland and the Bowland area when the conditions are right. Further afield he has enjoyed walking in Austria, US (Adirondacks) and Canada (Frontenac, Tremblant) in the Quebec province.
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A Walk Leader: Paul McKearney 12-14 miles Moderate
The ‘A’ walk will start from Arnside climbing to Arnside Knott. After Arnside Knott, the route will go past Arnside Tower/Eaves Wood and then cross the golf course to Leighton Moss and Yealand Redmayne near Haweswater. Then it is over to Brackenthwaite Road, Hazlestack Tower Farm and Whin Scar to drop down to Beetham and pass the Corn Mill and Deer Park. After the Deer Park taking a lane that leads to Sandside Quarry and then pick up a nature trail/old railway line that connects to the shore route back to Arnside. If the conditions on the day dictate an alternative shorter route back this will be via Whin Scar and the Fairy Steps.
B Walk Leader: Tony Culverhouse 9.5 miles Moderate
We leave the Black Dyke Road out of Arnside, then a lane alongside Silverdale Moss and leaving this lane we follow paths and tracks into Gait Barrow Nature Reserve (Natural England) and Hawes Water (National Trust). Meeting the Red Bridge Road we travel south to cross a golf course to the ‘Row’ (an outlier of Silverdale Green). We then travel North to enter Eaves Wood Nature Reserve (National Trust) and the famous ‘Pepperpot’ before descending to Arnside Tower. We have a climb to Arnside Knott and then descend back to Arnside. Mainly level walking except for the climb to Arnside Knott.
C Walk Leader: Frank Mason 7 miles Fairly Easy
Arnside - Along the disused line to Sandside through the village to Storth. Up through the woods to Beetham fell where we find the Fairy steps. We are then on part of the Limestone Link. Finally Halstack Tower and back through fields to Arnside.
D Walk Leader: Hannah Rose 6.5 miles Moderate
OFF at SILVERDALE - This is a linear walk from Silverdale to Arnside. From Silverdale Green we take the woodland path to Burton Well and across Lambeth Meadow. A short climb (steps) leads us to Bank Well. We take a path to ‘Low Row’ and out onto Eaves Wood where we will see the beech circle. From Cove Road to the caravan park and over fields to Far Arnside then taking the woodland path and coast path to New Barns (café). Tide permitting, we follow the coast to Arnside. If its high tide we take the lanes and woods! Lovely views across the estuary on this walk.
PICKUP TIMES AND POINTS
08:00 Clitheroe : York Street
08:05 Whalley : King Street
08:10 Gt Harwood : Lyndon House
08:15 Rishton : The Roebuck
08:25 Accrington : Victoria Hospital
08:30 Accrington : Whalley Rd, Kwik Fit
08:35 Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre
08:40 Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog
08:50 Blackburn : Penny Street
08:50 Ewood : Empire Theatre
08:55 Darwen : Lynwood Avenue
09:00 Darwen : Boots Duckworth St
08:00 Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road
08:02 Colne : Colne Bus Station
08:05 Colne : Library
08:10 Colne : Alkincoates
08:15 Barrowford : Heritage Centre
08:20 Nelson : Bus Station
08:30 Brierfield : Town Hall
08:35 Burnley : Brennard Street
08:40 Burnley : Bus Station
08:40 Burnley : Tim Bobbin
08:45 Padiham : Whitegates
08:50 Padiham : Town Hall
09:00 Clayton : Hare and Hounds