Arnside Knott

Arnside Knott, Carnforth, UK
Image Source: Vivienne Crow

It may be only 522ft (159m) above sea level, but the views from the top of Arnside Knott are among the very best in South Cumbria, encompassing Morecambe Bay, the Howgills, parts of the long Pennine chain and, in the distance beyond the Kent estuary, the high fells of the Lake District. Visit this limestone hill during the spring for colourful wildflower displays on its southern slopes; a little later in the summer, and you might spot rare butterflies such as the high brown fritillary or Scotch argus. 

 

For a varied five-mile walk taking in the estuary, low cliffs and beautiful native woods, set off from the village of Arnside, around Blackstone Point, finally approaching the knott itself from Far Arnside.


Arnside Knott, Carnforth, UK