Arnside Knott

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The walk first climbs to the triangulation point at Arnside Knott, which gives extensive views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District Hills, before descending to visit Arnside Pele Tower. A stroll along an ancient way and woods follows, to arrive at the shore, where there is a choice of a walk along the shore or continuing through the woods before walking along the promenade and climbing back to the start.

England - North England - Cumbria - Morecambe Bay


Birds, Castle, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, River, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
18/08/2020 - David and Chris Stewart

The route has been updated and corrected now. Our thanks to John Beard for letting us know of the problems. Walkingworld

22/06/2020 - John Beard

This is a great scenic walk but we did have some problems finding our way which is unusual with walks on Walkingworld. There are several paths and one very close to the edge which looks dangerous and should be avoided. We had some difficulty following the guidance at waymarker 17 and ended up on the concessionary path through Arnside Park. This was a pity because there was little view of the coast due to the trees and bushes lining the path. Despite the shorter route through Arnside Park and going from marker 21 straight to 23 the gps gave us a a distance of 8.5 miles. So the true distance for this walk could be around 9 miles and not 7.5 miles. We did enjoy the walk though and would recommend it.

14/03/2014 - Graham Brookes

A doggy paradise! Suitable for all sizes of dog with freedom to roam on the foreshore, in woodlands or over pasture. Towards high tide, I recommend that you keep to the woodland cliff path to avoid clambering up or down short stretches of steep cliff that may be difficult for dogs (and us too) to negotiate. Also care needs to be taken occasionally on the narrow cliff path here as a dog may possibly slip over the edge - dog lead suggested. At Arnside Tower (waypoint 10) there is a squeeze stile (next to a ladder stile and kissing gate) that may be awkward for large dogs to negotiate. However this can be circumvented by a gate that is currently openable (Mar 2014).

14/03/2014 - Graham Brookes

An excellent half day stroll with lots of variety and interest - coastal walking on beach and cliff edge, woodland, sea views, hill scenery and peaceful in spring with daffodils on verges and in the woods. Mainly flat with one uphill giving wonderful views over Morecambe Bay and the southern Lakes - if only the Knott hadn't been covered by mist on the day I visited!

26/06/2012 - tony kitchen

WP5 Grid ref:SD456774Lat:54.190079Long:-2.8349361 Be aware there are several paths down the hillside and one in particular very close to the edge due to erosion, which seems to have been deliberately blocked off by branches . Recommended take the path slightly higher away from the edge.

30/07/2011 - phil djokic

A walk with plenty of variety, a hill, woodland, history and a lovely walk along the beach. Thankyou walkingworld for another great walk.

04/10/2004 - Ian Homewood

An excellent walk with good clear directions. You should note however that care needs to be taken when traversing the hillside overlooking Arnside Tower. The path is narrow and at times close to the edge, with many exposed roots.

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