Arnside/Silverdale AONB

The Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a haven for birds, and the surrounding countryside contains a wealth of flora and fauna. Here is the National Trust owned Arnside Knott, a 520 ft high flat rock, which with neighbouring Silverdale in Lancashire, has done much to secure the designation of 'Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty'. It has many lovely wooded walks around Arnside Knott, up to the "Pepper-Pot" at Silverdale or around the coast with its cliff top walks and sea views.

The most popular attraction in the AONB is the RSPB Nature Reserve at Leighton Moss, adjacent to Silverdale station and Golf Course. This centre attracts visitors from across the UK, many of whom are keen to see or hear the Bitterns.

There are ruined Pele towers at Towers farm (Arnside Tower) between Arnside and Silverdale, and Hazelslack tower, Nr Carr Bank. Also very popular within the AONB is Leighton Hall which is open to the public and hosts an annual craft fair and theatre season.

Arnside Shops

A selection of shops line Arnside promenade, where you can purchase a little gift to remind you of your visit to Arnside.

From exclusive collections and latest designs of international ladies and gents fashions. to an extensive range of gifts, maps, guides, local crafts and confectionery, including English Lakes Ice Cream, and Wilsons Kendal mint cake.

The traditional newsagents offer a wide selection of papers, magazines and cards.

You'll find bakers, cafes, dress shops, antiques and curios, hairdressers, estate agents and an art gallery.

Other local areas

  • Arnside & Silverdale
  • Milnthorpe
  • Beetham
  • Grange over Sands
  • Kendal

Great Local Places to Eat and Drink


The quaint village of Arnside is a tempting spot with a pretty Victorian parade of shops along the promenade and a choice of pubs from which to enjoy the spectacular sunset overlooking the Bay. There are plenty of easy walks in the surrounding woodland. Why not head up to Arnside Knott to enjoy the sweeping sea views?

It's never very crowded here, but it is an excellent base close to the Lake District so you can explore the whole area. There are excellent views across the bay to Grange-over-Sands and the Lakeland fells.


Arnside on the edge of Cumbria is a perfect village, you will find shops, galleries, and pubs and cafes with spectacular views, and sunsets across to the Lake District mountains.

Arnside lies on the estuary of the River Kent at the top of Morecambe Bay and was a small port until the Furness Railway built the Arnside viaduct in the mid-19th century.

The short pier is a reminder of Arnside's past, as is Arnside Tower which dates back to the 14th century. Arnside Knott , 159 metres/525 ft. high lying to the south of the station offers great views across the bay and as far as the Lakeland Mountains and the Pennines.


"Never stayed anywhere so well equipped. Standard of cottage is lovely.
We are very familiar with Arnside and Silverdale. Have enjoyed local walks and amenities. Pubs and cafes excellent. Went to Grange on the train - novelty!"
Mrs R and family, Blackpool


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