Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
Cycling under big skies
November 9th, 2015
Congratulations to Morecambe Bay Partnership on receiving the “Best Visitor Experience 2015” award for the Bay Cycle Way project at the Lancashire Tourism awards last week.
National Cycle Network Route 700 was launched in June this year. It is a family-friendly, long distance route, suitable for entry-level touring cyclists, covering 81 miles in total from Walney Island, near Barrow, passing through Arnside & Silverdale AONB and onwards to Glasson Dock, near Lancaster. The fairly flat route hugs the spectacular coastline of Morecambe Bay along quiet roads, greenways, canal towpaths and promenades. And, importantly, it is designed so that you’ll never be far from a loo, a view or a brew!
The creation of the Bay Cycle Way was inspired by Morecambe Bay Partnership’s vision for accessing the stunning heritage, coastline, villages and towns around Morecambe Bay, in a family-friendly, accessible and sustainable way, that would inspire local communities and visitors to explore the area, support local businesses and spread the word about what a fabulous place the Bay is.
Photograph by Greentraveller