Moderate Leader: Leo & Jean Keenan Distance: 8.5 miles
We leave Arnside along the Promenade and then climb steadily to reach the viewpoint on top of Arnside Knott (about 160 metres). From here we descend through Arnside Knott Wood to Arnside Tower, then Middlebarrow Plain and Eaves Wood, stopping at Silverdale for lunch and toilet break. After lunch we return to Arnside via Far Arnside and New Barns along the shore line (tide permitting).
Leisurely Leader: Hazel Anderton Distance: Approx 7 miles
We start off along the promenade, and the shore, tide and weather permitting, heading towards New Barn. We then go up through a caravan park and head around the cliffs with lovely views across part of Morecambe Bay. We head towards another caravan park where we can use the facilities at the restaurant if we buy a little something. We then make our way towards the top of Arnside Knott where there are more great views of the estuary and the bridge before finally coming back down to the promenade.
Easy Leader: Philomena Walker Distance: 4.5 miles
Leaving the Pier and treading carefully, we make our way along he rocky foreshore towards a surfaced track, through a caravan park, and onto a grassy trail leading to the woodland path along the top of the cliff, with views of Morecambe Bay to our right.
On reaching Far Arnside a stroll along a lane will bring us to the driveway of a caravan park (a nice place for lunch). From here we cross pastureland to pick up the path through Copridding Woods down to New Barns and back to Arnside. Taking our time, we can admire the impressive views all around this area. The ascent to the cliff path is very gradual, and taken at an easy pace.