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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.

Practical Information

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
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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 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

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Why ‘More to Explore’?

More to Explore aims to inspire people of all-ability to explore the Morecambe Bay area. This website provides advice on where and how to access a fantastic series of all-ability routes – there are downloadable maps, plus an interactive map showing lots more route suggestions. There is background information about all-ability mobility scooter use and hire locally, useful links as well as ideas for how to get more involved in this project.

More to Explore offers everyone, from families with buggies to mobility-challenged people, the opportunity to get around Morecambe Bay and experience amazing sunsets, discover natural landscapes and unearth an adventure with an incredible range of accessible routes.

Please take a look around this site, get inspiration and information and then come and visit Morecambe Bay!


In line with the latest government advice surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), our Tramper Hire service is suspended until further notice.

We wish you all well and if you are taking your daily exercise on any of our advertised routes, please do so responsibly adhering to advice on social distancing.