Jenny Brown’s Point & Jack Scout

Silverdale is a charming village, given some prominence by the writings of Victorian novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, after whom the village hall is named. She often visited Lindeth Tower, close to the present day Wolf House Gallery.

Just south of the village lies Jenny Brown’s Point and from here there are splendid panoramic views south across the Bay from Clougha right round to Black Combe in Cumbria, with Morecambe and Heysham prominent in the centre. There are interesting circular walks from Silverdale which include Jenny Brown’s Point and the marshy shore.

Owned by the National Trust it gives a superb view of the Lakeland hills and fells. It is also a good point at which to watch the Bore, the wall of water which signifies the advancing tide rushing up the channel. Not quite as high or as impressive as the Severn Bore, but the tide still moves rapidly to fill up the Bay.