Arnside and Silverdale

Important notice -

All our houses, gardens, parks, toilets, cafes and shops are closed from Sunday 22 March to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. The countryside around Arnside and Silverdale remains open - please follow social distancing measures.

A place to explore miles of coastal countryside from clifftops to woodland and wildflower meadows.

Arnside and Silverdale

Things to see and do 

A couple walking their dog at Arnside Knott, Silverdale

Arnside Knott Circular Walk

Walk through woodlands and then up towards the highest point on Arnside Knott along the limestone paths. Look to the Lakeland fells and Morecambe Bay as you continue to climb and enjoy views of the Yorkshire Dales and back down into Lancashire.

Arnside and Silverdale

Wildlife

A pair of Scotch Argus butterflies on bracken in sunlight

Wildlife in Arnside and Silverdale

The mix of wildlife that you can see in Arnside and Silverdale is like no other place in the country. Here we have perfect habitats for combinations of species which wouldn’t ever exist together anywhere else. The coastal climate, woodland, limestone pavement and grassland all help to make this area perfect for so many species. The thin limestone soils are home to such a variety of rare and unique plants and wildflowers that are at the very north of their range and these mix with those at the very south of their range making our sites extremely unique and a haven for anyone interested in wildlife. Visit in any season and look and listen out for wildlife all around you.

Wildlife to discover

Wonders of nature

Arnside and Silverdale

Our work

Looking after our special places

Keeping our woodlands and wildlife special

Features in our landscape

Arnside and Silverdale

What's on

Tree tops Arnside Knott

Forest Bathing at Arnside Knott 

For a chance to unwind from day to day stresses and completely relax in natural surroundings why not try forest bathing.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.