Situated on the edge of Morecambe Bay, this shapely 500 foot limestone hill is a distinctive and beautiful part of the north west countryside that has fine views of the Lake District. The key to the Knott’s diversity is its limestone landscape, which was sculpted by glaciers in the Ice Ages.
Situated about a mile and a half outside of Arnside, and to the South East of Arnside Knott, Arnside tower is a spectacular and almost unique example of a Cumbrian pele tower.
Arnside and Silverdale AONB
A designated landscape of special importance, covering 75 sq km, straddling the boundary of Cumbria and Lancashire. The Limestone geology and coastal aspect of the area sustains a complex mosaic of habitats. There are many semi-natural ancient woodlands, wildflower-rich limestone grasslands, protected limestone pavements, coastal salt-marshes, rare butterflies and many other diverse habitats.