Hand-crafted gates

Arnside Knott cleft gate

Look out for our beautifully hand-crafted gates when you're walking around Arnside and Silverdale.

It's so nice to have gates that tell a story and our gates have been made by dedicated local volunteers who carefully use traditional methods to split, cut and join the wood.

Handcrafted gate Arnside Knott
Arnside and Silverdale gates
Handcrafted gate Arnside Knott

The wood is a by-product of the work that the rangers and volunteers carry out during the winter months in our woodlands. The timber is then selected, processed and gates are made to measure for our sites.

Some of the gates have been around for decades and are usually made from ash which has a beautiful grain once it’s been worked. How many will you open in one visit?

Shaving an ash log
Arnside and Silverdale woodworking
Shaving an ash log