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Arnside Knott Circular

Hill Walk + Pub Walk + Coastal Walk

County/Area - Cumbria - South Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km    Ascent - 800 feet / 242 metres

Time - 3 hours 50 minutes    Grade - easy/mod

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Walk Route Description

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An excellent walk from Arnside (Cumbria) exploring the shores of the Kent Estuary and Arnside Knott. The paths are good and the views superb which include Morecambe Bay. The route follows the shores of the Kent Estuary to Far Arnside where the walk turns inland to reach the summit of Arnside Knott.

The start is on-street parking near Arnside Station (grid ref. SD461788). After parking walk along Station Road with the railway on your right. You soon arrive beside the shores of the Kent Estuary. Continue along the Promenade as far as The Albion Inn. Fork right and continue beside the estuary. Note alternative parking is available on the next section of road. Walk to the end of the road and join the footpath signed to New Barns Bay where the path turns inland to reach a junction of tracks (grid ref. SD444777).

Turn right and shortly after left in front a café. Enter New Barns Caravan Site following a path signed to Far Arnside. Continue through the site bearing left past a barrier and follow track ahead. Reaching a fork, turn right again signed Far Arnside via Beach. The track continues to the sea. Turn left along the waterfront beside the beach to rocky Arnside Point. The path continues up a slope and continues above the sea through trees. The path soon becomes wider and continues to rise to reach a track with a sign for Far Arndale. Head through the gate and soon join an access drive to a caravan site.

Walk ahead and take the upper driveway with footpath sign. Walk ahead through the site and continue to a lane. Exit the site to a footpath on the left signed to Arnside and The Knott (grid ref. SD450764). At the next junction turn left for Arnside. Pass through a gat and bear right on a rising path across the flank of Heathwaite to a path junction. Walk ahead for Arnside Knott. Reaching the next junction by a bench, turn right on a rising wide path. After 150 metres, turn left up a path to reach the viewpoint (grid ref. SD452774).

Retrace your steps back to the junction and bear left up a broad rising path. Nearing the summit of Arnside Knott, bear right up a path which leads to the OS trig column. After enjoying the view drop down to the main path Descend north with path getting closer to woodland on your right. And a clump of trees to your left. Turn left on a grassy path running to the left of the clump of trees. Continue ahead to reach a lane. Turn right downhill. Continue ahead to reach a fingerpost on the left signed to the promenade. Follow this path down to seafront and turn right back to the start.

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