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Top 6 hill walks around Morecambe Bay

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, are rewarding for adults and will make a memorable adventure for younger children.

What’s your favourite?


Arnside Knott


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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 on the beach and promenade of Arnside.

Route Directions (Courtesy of Lancashire Life)



Warton Crag, Nr Carnforth

At 163m, 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 affords exhilarating views.

Route Directions (Courtesy of Lancashire Telegraph)



The Hoad, Ulverston


This local monument, which resembles a lighthouse, 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.

Route Directions (Courtesy of Choose Ulverston)



Whitbarrow, Nr Levens 

Whitbarrow (also known as Whitbarrow Scar)  lies about 9 kilometres south-west of Kendal, close to the village of  Witherslack.  From the A590 Road you can clearly see this prominent hill 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”.

Route Directions (Courtesy of Wainwright Routes)




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.

Route Directions (Courtesy of Wainwright Routes)



Jubilee Tower, Lancaster
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