Arnside Knott

View under pine trees across the bay to Heysham

If you enjoy a good walk with magnificent views and the chance to spot some wildlife, then Arnside Knott will be a perfect place for you to visit.

Covered with Limestone grassland and mixed woodland the ‘Knott’ is of national importance for wildlife such as butterflies and wood ants and in spring and summer is home to an array of rare and beautiful wildflowers.

From the top you can see across the rolls and peaks of the Lakeland Fells and the Yorkshire Dales, down into Lancashire and right out over the sands of Morecambe Bay. Sit and enjoy the view with a picnic or carry on along the many different paths which take you down to Red Hills Wood or Heathwaite.

Get to the Knott early morning in the Autumn and see the mists hanging below you with the tree tops poking out of the top and time it right in the evening to see the sun set across Morecambe Bay.

View across the bay from tree

Planning your visit:

There are lots of ways to access Arnside Knott on foot which can be found on Ordnance Survey Map OL7 ‘The English Lakes south-eastern area’.

To get to Arnside Knott car park from Silverdale Road (LA5 0AL) turn right (southeast bound) into Red Hills Road and continue for 0.6 miles. Keep left to continue onto Knott Lane for 0.2 miles. Continue onto Saul’s Drive for 0.3 miles up the track and through the cattle grid. The car park is situated at the very end of the track (LA5 0BP), grid reference SD 450774. This is unmarked and at capacity can hold approximately 15 to 20 cars. For café’s shops and a toilet head to Arnside Village about a 15 to 20-minute walk from the Knott.