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.
Geology Audit and Assessment
The Arnside & Silverdale AONB is an intricate, close-knit landscape that has been shaped, primarily, by its geology and by the range of natural, geomorphological processes which have acted upon it over many millions of years. Whilst the modern landscape also reflects a range of human influences, those have occurred over a much shorter timescale – the last several thousand years at most – and have served only to modify the mosaic of details created by nature itself.
In recognition of the very evident link between the landscape, geology and geomorphological processes, a geological audit was commissioned in 2018 as a starting point for monitoring the role which geological factors have in relation to the primary purpose of the AONB and in relation the area’s Management Plans.
Download the Final Geology Audit and Assessment Report (a 12.6MB file) to discover more.