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Greentraveller's Guide to Arnside & Silverdale AONB

Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:00 on Monday 07 July 2014

As part of our celebration of great holiday destinations in the UK, we've published a guide to the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the northwest of England, featuring local food and drink, places to stay, local attractions, activities, and how to travel to the area and get around by public transport.

Travel writer Jo Keeling wrote and researched the guide and has picked out some of the best experiences in this glorious part of the North West of England, including the towns and villages, historic attractionsgreat places to see nature, including the RSPB nature reserve at Leighton Moss and Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve - home of the rare Lady's Slipper Orchid, and suggestions for some lovely walks and cycle rides. plus the scenic train ride from Carnforth to Barrow-in-Furness, one of Britain’s most scenic railway journeys.

The rare Lady's Slipper Orchid at Gait Barrow Nature Reserve. Photo: Diana Jarvis/GreentravellerThe rare Lady's Slipper Orchid at Gait Barrow Nature Reserve. Photo: Diana Jarvis/Greentraveller
Lucy Barron, AONB Manager, Arnside & Silverdale AONBLucy Barron, AONB Manager, Arnside & Silverdale AONBLucy Barron, AONB Manager, Arnside & Silverdale AONB says: "The AONB Partnership is working together with communities, farmers and landowners to conserve and enhance this outstanding landscape now and for the future. You’re sure to get a warm friendly welcome here, whether you’re a first time visitor or one of many who loves the area and returns again and again. 

"We hope this Greentraveller Guide will inspire you to get the most out of your stay in ways that keep the area special and bring benefits to local communities."

The enchanting Fairy Steps, an hour's walk from the village of Beetham. Photo: Diana Jarvis/GreentravellerThe enchanting Fairy Steps, an hour's walk from the village of Beetham. Photo: Diana Jarvis/Greentraveller

Professional travel writer Jo Keeling wrote and researched Greentraveller's Guide to Arnside & Silverdale AONBProfessional travel writer Jo Keeling wrote and researched Greentraveller's Guide to Arnside & Silverdale AONBThe author of the guide,  JoKeeling, says: "Nestled between the foothills of the Lake District and the upper reaches of Morecambe Bay, the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a surprisingly diverse landscape; in just one day you can gaze over salt-marsh, watch avocets preening in the estuary shallows, dip into green wooded valleys and stride up to the summit of rocky outcrops. There's so much to explore both in the AONB and in the wider Morecambe Bay area. Enjoy!"

By Richard Hammond

>> Greentraveller's Guide to Arnside and Silverdale AONB

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