Eaves Wood

Closeup picture of mossy limestone pavement in Eaves Wood

Put your boots on and take one of the many paths that explore the ancient woodland and glades in Eaves Wood. Listen to the birds calling out and maybe even catch a glimpse of a deer as you stroll through over limestone pavement and past ancient yew trees.

In the spring the coppiced areas of hazel which have been cut to their bases and then allowed to grow again are a haven for primroses and violets and the lighter glades have a sprinkling of bluebells and wood anemone.

Early morning in the Autumn head to the Queen Victoria Jubilee monument (known as the Pepperpot), the monument on the summit of the woodland overlooking the village of Silverdale and see the mist hanging below the tree tops. Or time it right in the evening and you will see the sun setting over Morecambe Bay with all its glorious colours. Enjoy the peace and quiet and soak in the atmosphere of the woods.

Pepperpot in the mist at Eaves Wood

Planning your visit:

There are many entrances into Eaves Wood on foot which can be found on Ordnance Survey  map OL7 - ‘English Lakes South-eastern area’. To travel to the car park from Silverdale village centre head north on Emesgate Lane 0.5 miles. Continue straight on along Park Road for 0.4 miles and Eaves Wood car park is on the left at LA5 0UQ, grid reference SD471 759.
There are no facilities at Eaves Wood and the car park has no designated spaces but will hold approximately 15 cars. There are café’s, shops and a public toilet in nearby Silverdale village which is approximately one mile from Eaves Wood.