Jack Scout

A view of Morecambe Bay from the top of Jack Scout in Silverdale, Cumbria

This is a fantastic spot for a great view just a short stroll from the road, across flower-studded pasture to a rocky headland looking out to sea.

Time your visit right, after the daytime walkers have gone home, and you will experience an amazing sunset, surrounded by calling birds including oystercatchers and curlews on the sands, warblers and blackbirds on the land, with the sea lapping below. Explore secluded paths between the bushes and find the hidden ways down to pebble beaches, where children (and adults) can beachcomb and rock-scramble. Or find the Giant’s Seat and sit for a while, soaking up the peace.

Jack Scout is a great place to view the Lakeland hills and the surrounding countryside. See stunning sunsets from this area, and also see the tidal bore.

Further information

Planning your visit:

There are no facilities at Jack Scout and parking is very limited at the roadside. Wolf House (300m North) has a tea room and parking (for customers only). In Silverdale (half a mile): parking, public toilets, shops, pubs and cafés. Jack Scout is a fantastic spot for a picnic but do please remember to take any litter home with you!