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Things to do at Arnside Knott

Visitors walking their dogs at Arnside and Silverdale, Cumbria
Visitors walking their dogs at Arnside and Silverdale, Cumbria | © National Trust/Paul Harris

Discover the ways you can explore Arnside Knott. Covered with limestone grassland and mixed woodland, the Knott is an area of national importance for wildlife such as butterflies and rare wildflowers.

Exploring Arnside Knott

From the top of the Knott 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 different paths which take you down to Red Hills Wood or Heathwaite.

The whole of the Knott is open access, so you have the chance to find a little piece of quiet just for yourself whether you're walking, running or sitting. Soak in the sounds and the sights and enjoy the atmosphere around you.

Group of large trees on the top of a hill, which looks out over an estuary.
Views at Arnside Knott | © National Trust Images/Joe Cornish

Walking and cycling at Arnside Knott

Arnside Knott is a great place to explore for people of all fitness levels. The slopes are enough to get you out of puff but not quite as big as fellow fells in the Lake District, so it’s an ideal spot for visitors who don't want too much of a climb.

There is a bridleway which runs through the Knott for cyclists. This runs from the car park through down to Silverdale Road on the other side with views over towards Arnside Tower. Please note that while we encourage cycling along the designated paths, mountain bikes are not allowed elsewhere on the Knott.

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

A Shetland pony in a field on the side of Arnside Knott

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