Author Topic: Arnside Knott, Cumbria  (Read 36 times)

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Arnside Knott, Cumbria
« on: October 30, 2012, 12:21:05 pm »
For International Earthcache Day, went over Arnside Knott with fellow cacher TIGG, a low limestone hill overlooking Morecambe Bay. Started by arriving in time to see the tidal bore racing in for Kent Estuary Tidal Bore EC. Parked for free on the promenade, thus guaranteeing no uphill to the finish. With Tigg then walked up past the Beach Walk cafe towards Arnside YHA and on to the tarmac, Red Hills Road. Shortly, turned off that road to ascend Knott Lane in order to get on to the path to the woods covering the Knott. Short road section. Once on summit did the necessary to claim the Arnside Knott EC. We had already found the Arnside Knott GC of same name. Awesome views of Morecambe Bay filled with water. Dropped off the summit to Arnside Tower GC  through woods. Plenty of people out in popular walking area.

From Arnside Tower, a ruined pele tower, headed south west to a caravan park. In the grounds look out for path heading off north west across fields. Easily missed. Stay on well used footpath across fields to an impressive stone wall and tarmac road. Cross the road and walk down to yet another caravan park, Holgates. If tide is not high, you might be able to find ramp down on to the beach and What we did on our holidays GC.
From caravan park, take the path west around edge of the bay through old oak woodland and birch scrub. Eventually finding baywatch GC, after many path choices. All of them okay.
You  could continue round the edge of the bay, but we cut across to New Barns bay, though a third caravan park. At the entrance to this third caravan park is a shop and cafe with outside seating, selling ice creams.

From New Barns bay, headed up New Barns road to rejoin our earlier route at the junction of Red hills Road and Knott Lane. Retraced our steps towards YHA, down narrow path to Beach Walk cafe, mentioned earlier for a cup of tea and cake.
5+ miles in  3-4 hours with awesome views. 6 cache potential
« Last Edit: October 30, 2012, 12:45:47 pm by flipflopnick »

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Re: Arnside Knott, Cumbria
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 02:19:30 pm »
Parked for free on the promenade, thus guaranteeing no uphill to the finish.

I did the Earth cache while staying at the YHA in Arnside. You get a great view off the top of the hill where the co-ordinates take you for the Earth cache. It's a reasonable walk up hill to get there but it is worth it for the view :)

Brilliant you saw the bore, the water was too low to see it when I was there :(
« Last Edit: October 30, 2012, 02:37:57 pm by walktall »
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