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.
- Start place: Silverdale railway station
- Start Grid ref: SD475751
- Finish Place: Silverdale railway station
- Finish Grid ref: SD475751
- Distance: 5 miles
- Time: 3 hours
- OS Map: OL7
- Terrain: Moderate with some strenuous or rocky climbs
- Grading: Moderate
- Pedometer count: 12000
A circular walk from Silverdale station, taking in ancient woodlands and picture perfect views across Morecambe Bay.
- START Turn right out of Silverdale Railway station. After 100m, cross over to follow signed footpath across golf course, keeping to the marked route and taking care
- Turn R on to the Row and pass Bank Well on the L – continue to the end of the Row.
- Cross over into the National Trust Eaves Wood car park. Follow the main path for 100m, then turn L at the signpost
- After 160m, take the R fork up the hill. As the path levels, pass the remains of a building on the R then take the L fork to pass through the beech tree ring and pick up signs to the Pepperpot
- After passing limestone outcrops and another ruin, scramble up the final section to the Pepperpot to enjoy a breathtaking view!
- Retrace steps down final scramble and turn L to follow a rough path through trees, until you meet a wall on your R. Follow wall ’til it meets a fence, then follow fence downhill. Pass through squeeze stile and continue in same direction to join a tarmacked drive. After bench on L, pass through a gateway and turn R down a lane to join a walled path, follow this to the end and turn R on to Cove Road
- Follow the road until it bends to the R, then follow the lane down to the L. Note the warning signs as you pass through the gate at the end. Bear L and go through a gap in the wall to follow a path and stunning views across the Bay. Go through small kissing gate with National Trust signs and follow the path across two fields called ‘The Lots’
- Leave the Lots, turn L and walk up to the road junction, cross and continue in the same direction up Stankelt Road for 20m, then follow footpath signed Woodwell down a side road on R. Follow clear path for roughly half a mile finally passing through a gap in the wall on L into National Trust Bottom’s Wood.
- On reaching Woodwell, you can choose to climb the cliff path, or take the slightly longer route, signed Hollins Lane. If you take the longer route, turn L just before the road, and follow a path signed The Green. If you take the cliff path, please take care. At the top of the cliff, bear L through trees. When you meet the path again, turn L to head down the hill through the avenue of trees.
- The two routes converge at an avenue of trees with a kissing gate at the end. Pass through the gate and bear R, following the path up to another meadow – then turn L to follow signs to The Green. Follow path through squeeze stile and on to a wide path
- On reaching Stankelt Road, turn R, then take the second turning on the L – The Green. Turn R to continue on the Green, then L at the end of The Green. Turn R on to a footpath marked Burton Wood and The Row. Follow well marked path, going through the gate into Lambert’s Meadow at the end. Continue for 100m, then cross the dyke using the wooden footbridge. Cross the meadow to the gate facing you and follow path back to the Row. From here turn R to return to the station across the golf course.
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