- A popular costal destination at the western end of the Limestone Link and the southern edge of Lakeland.
- An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Walking is mainly through the limestone features of the area with Warton
Crag, Arnside Knott and The Fairy Steps to name a few
- Many costal paths together with the nature reserve at Leighton Moss to explore.
|Walk Details (to date)|
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|A Walk||Frank Walker, 12 miles Moderate|
|Starting from the A6 at Carnforth, walk into Worton village and then up and over Worton Crag. Drop down to the coastal path and follow this through the sancturary to Silverdale. Finally it's over Arnside Knott to Arnside itself. A nice mix of limestone and coastal walking.|
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|B Walk||Paul Brown, 9.5 miles Moderate|
| ||This walks starts at Milnthorpe, from where we walk alongside the River Bela before crossing it, walk through the Dallam Tower Deer Park, then continue to Haverbrack, Hazelslack, and through Gait Barrows Nature Reserve past Haweswater. We then continue to Waterslack, follow a quiet lane before crossing the railway, then climb steadily through Middlebarrow Wood to Arnside Tower. From here we walk to Arnside Knott Wood to join a good track, rising at first, then descending as we walk into Arnside village for refreshments. Hopefully some good views across the Kent estuary as we approach Arnside. |
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|C Walk||Chris Thornley, 8 miles Moderate|
| ||Starting in Arnside we follow roads and paths to Dobshall Wood. Then on to Red Hills. Continue to the top of Arnside Knott. Then Arnside Knott Wood, Arnside Tower and Middle Barrow Plain. We continue to Elmslack Potter Hill and Silverdale. On to Bank House Farm, Priory Cott, Far Arnside, Park Point, Arnside Point and New Barns. We then follow the shore back in to Arnside. A pleasant and varied walk.|
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|D Walk||Frank Mason, 6 miles Fairly Easy|
| ||From Arnside along the disused railway to Sandside, then to Storth along woodland paths and tracks onto Beetham Fell. Then onto Fairy Steps, Hazelstacks, Arnside Moss and then back to Arnside.
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|Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points|
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|Blackburn||08:10||Darwen : Boots Duckworth St|
|Blackburn||08:15||Darwen : Lynwood Avenue|
|Blackburn||08:15||Ewood : Aldi Bolton Road|
|Blackburn||08:20||Blackburn : Bus Station|
|Blackburn||08:30||Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog|
|Blackburn||08:35||Oswaldtwistle : Town Hall|
|Blackburn||08:45||Accrington : Peel / Infant St|
|Blackburn||08:50||Accrington : Victoria Hospital|
|Blackburn||09:00||Clayton : Hare and Hounds|
|Blackburn||09:05||Harwood : Nightingales Garage|
|Blackburn||09:10||Whalley : King Street|
|Blackburn||09:15||Clitheroe : York Street|
|Burnley||08:05||Nelson : Leeds Road|
|Burnley||08:10||Colne : Crown Hotel|
|Burnley||08:10||Colne : Library|
|Burnley||08:15||Colne : Alkincoates PO|
|Burnley||08:20||Barrowford : Heritage Centre|
|Burnley||08:30||Nelson : Bus Station|
|Burnley||08:35||Brierfield : Town Hall|
|Burnley||08:40||Burnley : Brennard Street|
|Burnley||08:45||Burnley : Bus Station|
|Burnley||08:45||Burnley : Tim Bobbin|
|Burnley||08:50||Padiham : Whitegates|
|Burnley||08:55||Padiham : Town Hall|
- Blackburn and Burnley coach to meet-up at Forton services then essentially it's J36 for the A6 and aim for Milnthorpe then B5282 to Arnside.
- A walk getting off at a lay-by on the A6 about 500m after the A601(M) / A6 round-a-bout. Frank Walker (Blackburn coach) will point out exactly where.
- B walk getting off at Milnthorpe. Paul Brown (Blackburn coach) to point out exact spot.
- C and D walks starting from Arnside itself. Usually free parking on the B5282 approach to Arnside (from the Station onwards) but also a car park further down on the right by the estuary. It's a tight turn but we've parked there before.
- Both coaches to drop off "first on first off" but Blackburn may change their mind which is fine !