Route 5 – Arnside Embankment
This existing permissive footpath along the embankment of the old railway line between Arnside and Milnthorpe has wonderful views over the saltmarsh and Kent Estuary to Whitbarrow Scar and South Lakeland.
Apart from the short but steep tarmac ramp which leads from the car park to the top of the embankment the surface is generally fairly level and easy to use.
Basic Route Information
Get to the route by car: 20 minutes drive from Junction 36 off the M6.
Get to the route by bus: From Kendal or Kirkby Lonsdale on service 551, 552 or 99
For timetable www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses/
Get to the route by train: Regular, fast mainline connections from Manchester, London and Scotland to Lancaster Station. From Lancaster you pick up a scenic local train stopping en route around Morecambe Bay to Barrow-in-Furness, and takes you over the Kent and Leven Estuaries. National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 Trainline www.trainline.com Traveline 0871 200 2233
Length of route: 3.2 km / 2.8 miles 1.5 hours
Amenities: There is a small car park half-way along the route, off Sandside Road and one at the junction of The Promenade and Station Road. There are toilets in Arnside village on the Lower Promenade close to the car park. There are many places to eat and drink in Arnside. Including cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Route type: Out and back