On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Morecambe to Silverdale

Stations at Morecambe and Silverdale provide the option of a return to your start by rail, although you will need to change trains at Lancaster. The route north from Morecambe provides excellent views of the wide expanse of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells beyond. Carnforth has a long association with the railways dating back to 1846, when the first station opened. The town further expanded when it formed the junction of 3 railway lines. Later, Carnforth was also linked to the coalfields of Durham by the South Durham and Lancashire railway. The station was also used in the film Brief Encounter and the waiting room has been restored to replicate the tearooms in the film. Warton Crag is a prominent limestone hill which lies on the southern edge of the Arnside/Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just off the route. A small but exceptionally beautiful and nationally significant landscape of low limestone hills, crags and pavements, fine deciduous woodlands, sheltered valleys and intimate pastures enclosed by drystone walls and hedgerows. The Lancashire Coastal Way officially ends at Jenny Brown’s Point, where the Cumbria Coastal Way takes over. You can cut inland to end your walk at Silverdale station and this will add about 1.1 miles to your journey.

Distance: 
13.0 miles / 21.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
4 - 5 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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