Arnside Knott. 25 March

For today’s walk we crossed into Lancashire. It was a sunny start as we parked on the front at Arnside.

We  started along a footpath leading away from the shore, passing the YHA building en route and then following the lane that leads to the National Trust car park. We then took the footpath that leads up to Arnside Knott Wood, before joining another main path the took us to the trig point.

There has been a lot of clearing in the woods, and we headed down tracks and paths passing Hollins Farm and through the caravan park at Far Arnside which led to the shore. There were some nice panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

Grange-Over-Sands and Humphrey Head were clear across the vast expanse of the bay.

The shore path hugs the headland, weaving along the edge of Arnside Park wood, with wonderful views across the bay to our left.

We followed the track through the woods to New Barns, and then rejoined the coastal path back to the car, passing the Coastguard station on the way.

Just before setting off home, we noticed what seemed like wind stirring up the water in the narrow channel before realising that it was the tide coming in. The famous Arnside Bore went past us at an amazing speed and, in what seemed like a few minutes, the vast expanse of sand had been replaced by water.

The walk was just over 7 miles long.

 

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