The coastal village of Silverdale is located on Morcambe Bay close to the Cumbrian border and forms part of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s an area of quiet woodlands, low limestone hills, grassland, and salt marshes. It’s also known for its rich diversity of wildlife and is a lovely location for a cottage holiday.
Marshland birds and rare butterflies thrive in the area, and RSPB Leighton Moss, the largest reed bed in England’s north-west, is home to more than 100 bird species. Trowbarrow Local Nature reserve, located in a disused limestone quarry, has many interesting rock formations and geological features and is a popular spot for climbing. Warton Crag, Gait Barrows, Hyning Scout Wood and Arnside Knott are among the other nature reserves in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Try your hand at falconry and watch the flying demonstrations at the Hawk Garden and Leighton Hall. Leighton Hall is the ancestral home of the renowned furniture-making Gillow family, and its beautiful gardens, romantic Gothic towers and fascinating heritage make for an interesting day out. Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and the Wolfhouse and Gaskell Memorial Hall are among the other attractions worth visiting.
Within the area walking, cycling, golf and horse riding are all popular activities and at the end of the day, a relaxing meal and a drink or two can be enjoyed in the excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes close by.
To check out our accommodation in the area see Silverdale holiday cottages, and consider a holiday to the beautiful Morcambe Bay area.