Arnside & Silverdale Walks
Jenny Brown's Point
Date: 13th May 2012
Distance: 5.3 miles
Time: 2 hours 30 mins
Start Grid Ref: SD471759
A delightful walk around Silverdale with a nice mixture of coastal and woodland scenery.
Route Summary: Eaves Wood - The Row - Lambert's Meadow - Clark's Lot - Heald Brow - Brown's Houses - Jenny Brown's Point - Knowe End Point - Lancashire Coastal Way - Elmslack - Eaves Wood
1. The pond at Bank Well
2. The National Trust owned Lambert's Meadow
3. The floor of Fleagarth Wood was covered in wild garlic
4. Limestone slabs in the woods of Heald Brow
5. Looking along the embankment towards Warton Crag
7. Lisa by the old smelt chimney at Brown's Houses
8. The modest limestone cliffs of Jack Scout
9. A watery channel in the sand
10. Silverdale Bay and Arnside Knott
11. Standing in the cave in The Cove
12. The main path along the bottom of Eaves Wood
Walk Detail: After a fabulous walk on to Arnside Knott earlier in the year I was quite eager to explore some more of the Arnside & Silverdale AONB.The main reason I picked this particular walk was that I wanted to visit some more of coastal limestone cliffs that are one of the many interesting features of the area.
Starting from the National Trust car park at Eaves Wood we made our way south to the coastline at Brown's Houses via a number of National Trust owned sites including Lambert's Meadow, Clark's Lot and Sharp's Lot. An early highlight of the walk was Fleagarth Wood, the floor of which was covered in wild garlic giving it a really lush feel.
Emerging from the woods at Heald Brow there was a great view south beyond Warton Crag to the Bowland Fells, particularly Clougha Pike and Ward's Stone. Rather less impressively the large power station at Heysham was also quite prominent.
After passing the old smelt chimney at Brown's Houses we walked around Jenny Brown's Point on the wide muddy sands before heading north below the small limestone cliffs of Jack Scout. Despite being exposed to some fairly strong winds this was a really enjoyable stretch of rambling, all the more so because I rarely do any coastal walking.
Shortly after passing the small inlet of Cow Mouth we made our way up off the increasingly sludgy sand on to the narrow path that traces the cliffs of Know End Point and then round to Silverdale's modest seafront which consisted of a few parked cars and a small row of cottages. Without entering the village itself we continued along the beach to The Cove with its prominent cave.
From The Cove we followed an access road to Elmslack then through a couple of snickets to arrive in a corner of Eaves Wood. From there it was then a simple case of following the main path in the woods back to the car park. This was a gentle little ramble with a nice mixture of coastal and woodland scenery in surrounds quite different to what I'm what used. I definitely hope to explore some more of this gem of an area in the future.