This extraordinary place is famous for its amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, and superb walks. From the simple beauty of the Lady's-slipper Orchid to the shining sands of Morecambe Bay, the area is simply awe-inspiring - full of natural spectacles and a surprise around every corner.
Warton is an historic village featuring one of the oldest buildings in the area. Warton Old Rectory, now managed by English Heritage, is a rare survival of a large 14th century stone house with great hall and chambers, which once served as a residence and courthouse for the wealthy and powerful rectors of Warton.
Take a walk up Warton Crag which at 163m high is the highest point in the AONB. Hidden amongst the scrub crowning its summit are the remnants of ditches that protected an Iron Age fort. Views from the summit over Morecambe Bay are breathtaking.
Warton is also famous for its connections to the first president of the United States, George Washington, whose ancestors can be traced back to the village. The family crest in the church is said to have inspired the design of the American flag.