The small coastal town of Arnside is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The picturesque viaduct across the Kent Estuary provides rail passengers with spectacular views over the bay. The town of Arnside provides the starting point for Cross Bay, Westmorland Way and the Limestone Link walks.
Arnside lies on the estuary of the River Kent and was a small port until the Furness Railway built the Arnside viaduct in the mid-19th century. The short pier is a reminder of Arnside’s past as is Arnside Tower which dates back to the 14th century. Arnside Knott, 159 metres/525 ft. high lying to the south of the station offers great views across the bay and as far as the Lakeland fells and the Pennines.
In Arnside you will find shops, galleries, good accommodation, pubs and cafes with spectacular views across the water to the Lake District.
The old station building at Arnside is home to the offices of the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This largely limestone area is crossed by many quiet footpaths and is home to nature reserves including nesting places for rare Bitterns.