Top 6 hill walks around Morecambe Bay
The coastline weaves in and out around the Bay and is surrounded by some beautiful limestone headlands.
Grab your walking boots and tackle one of Morecambe Bay’s hills to take in the best views of this stunning seascape. These hills, all less than 1000ft, will make a memorable adventure for younger children and all have great eateries to discover nearby for a rewarding end to the day…
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Arnside Knott makes a lovely leisurely walk with beautiful views across the bay and is a haven for birds and wildlife. Start and end your walk in the Arnside with some award-winning fish and chips on the promenade.
Route Directions (Courtesy of Lancashire Life)
Warton Crag, Nr Carnforth
At 163m in this is the highest point in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The summit is topped with the remains of an Iron Age fort and exhilarating views. Afterwards head to The New Inn Bar & Restaurant which serves wonderful home cooked food and locally brewed real-ales.
Route Directions (Courtesy of Lancashire Telegraph)
The Hoad, Ulveston
This local monument which resembles a light house is open during the summer months and can be ascended via a spiral stone staircase. The top provides a 360-degree panorama of the Furness Peninsula and Morecambe Bay. Treat yourself afterwards in the market town of Ulveston which boasts a great selection of pubs and eateries.
Route Directions (Courtesy of Choose Ulveston)
Whitbarrow, Nr Levens
Whitbarrow (also known as Whitbarrow Scar) lies about 9 kilometres south-west of Kendal, close to the village of Witherslack. The hill is prominent from the A590 Road with its steep limestone cliffs, laid down some 350 million years ago. The summit of Whitbarrow Scar is known as Lord’s Seat, and Wainwright features Whitbarrow in ‘The Outlying Fells_of Lakeland’ describing it as “the most beautiful [walk] in this book; beautiful it is every step of the way. … All is fair to the eye on Whitbarrow”.
Hampsfell, Grange Over Sands
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This short hike from either Cartmel or Grange is well worth it for the panoramic views across the Bay.
At the top is Hampsfield Hospice, a shelter for travellers, commissioned by the pastor of Cartmel in 1846. Head over to the Hazlemere Café and Bakery afterwards – It is a former winner of the Top Tea Place of the Year award and it’s not hard to see why.
Jubilee Tower, Lancaster
Short on time? You can drive up here to get stunning views of the entire Bay before heading eastwards towards the Trough of Bowland or heading back down into Historic Lancaster. The Bay Horse nearby is a cosy inn and restaurant passionate about local produce with log fires for the winter and Al fresco dinning an option in the summer.