Arnside and Silverdale Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Arnside and Silverdale guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
The Arnside and Silverdale Website has much info: Arnside and Silverdale AONB Website
Arnside and Silverdale’s intimate green and silver landscape rises from the shores of Morecambe Bay, with wide views over the Kent Estuary to the Lake District. Despite its small scale, this AONB shows a unique interweaving of contrasting countryside. The area is characterised by small scale limestone hills rising to less than 200m in height, fine deciduous woodlands and valleys which form sheltered agricultural land. The inter-relationship of salt-marsh, limestone cliffs and reclaimed mosses, at or about sea level, contrast markedly with limestone pasture, rock outcrops and limestone pavements at a higher level. The distribution of copses and hedgerows and the pattern of limestone walls create a strong feeling of enclosure, and are important elements in the landscape.
Arnside and Silverdale Guidebooks
“A walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles in length and visit nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, follow the canal and explore the shoreline. Summits include Wharton Crag, Arnside Knott, Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof Crags. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. Routes can easily be linked into longer walks and the extensive network of well walked paths enables walks to be shortened or lengthened at will. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features.”
– Walks in Silverdale and Arnside: An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Cicerone guides)
“Sometimes getting lost on a walk is the best thing you can do. In this beautiful corner of the world there are hidden corners to explore, long forgotten paths to discover, and spectacular views where you can pause, catch your breath, and lose yourself in the landscape. Arnside, Silverdale and Leighton Moss are often overlooked by people seeking high adventure in the neighbouring fells, but the walks in this book prove that the best views don’t always come after the hardest climb – sometimes they come after a pleasant pub lunch or before a well-earned slice of cake. This collection of walks enables you to travel through time and uncover the hidden history of the area – a history that includes giant flying worms, fairy folklore and an American President. Each route is accompanied by stunning photographs and a lively commentary pointing out all the ‘must see’ spots plus a few local secrets. There’s also an ‘escape route’ for most walks, for those who fancy something a bit shorter. Trails with Tales is the perfect book for anyone wanting to pull on their boots, explore the area and get up close to a little local history.”
– Trails with Tales: Intriguing Walks Around Leighton Moss, Silverdale and Arnside
Arnside and Silverdale Maps
We display below the Ordnance Survey “Explorer” map OL7 The English Lakes – South Eastern area, which includes Arnside and Silverdale.