Things to do in Silverdale
Silverdale is a charming village that sits at the northern end of picturesque Morecambe bay.
What does Silverdale have to offer?
The region is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers glorious coastal and mountain views in every direction.
The village itself is well equipped with plenty of cafes and a vibrant high street full of independent shops. There’s also a village cricket pitch that hosts matches during the summer, a bowling green and a lovely 19th-century parish church.
The area surrounding the village also offers plenty of opportunities for hikers, sporting types, nature and culture lovers. Here you’ll find five of the most popular things to do in Silverdale.
5 things to do in Silverdale
1. Silverdale Beach
Silverdale Beach is one of the area’s hidden gems. Sitting in a quiet cove to the north of Morecambe Bay, the beach runs for two miles to Jenny Brown’s point which marks the starting point for the Cumbria Coastal Way.
The beach is quiet, even during the summer months, and offers a great place for a walk along the shoreline. Alternatively, head up to Arnside Knott for sweeping views across Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea.
2. Cumbria Coastal Way
Silverdale represents the start of the Cumbria Coastal Way which runs all the way to the Scottish Borders. The 9.5 mile stretch from Silverdale to Milnthorpe Bridge is suitable for walkers of all abilities and takes in stunning views along the Lancashire coastline.
The route takes you past Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, one of the oldest Silverdale pubs and a great place for an impromptu pint. From here you can walk up past Lindeth Tower, where Elizabeth Gaskell wrote the famous novel, Ruth.
3. Leighton Moss Nature Reserve
Leighton Moss nature reserve sits on the edge of Morecambe bay, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Designated Site of Scientific Interest. The reserve is managed by the RSPB and is home to many rare birds, including Avocets and Bitterns.
A large visitor centre provides information about the birds and the work done to protect them. The centre also contains a shop, tea-rooms and a large viewing platform. Several hides and a 9m high sky tower are also available for closer observation.
4. Silverdale Golf Club
The 18 hole Silverdale Golf Club sits alongside Leighton Moss Nature Reserve and boasts breathtaking views across Morecambe Bay towards Hogill Fells. The club is family-friendly and welcomes golfers of all ages and abilities.
The course itself must be one of the most picturesque in the country and is home to many rare birds. It is not uncommon for early morning golfers to be joined on the fairways by fallow deer.
5. Leighton Hall Estate
Leighton Hall Estate is a Grade II listed historic house located in Silverdale country park. The house and grounds are owned by the famous Gillow furniture making family and host several family-themed events throughout the year.
Visitors to the house can expect to see unique pieces of Gillow furniture and Objets d’art that the family has collected over the years. While the grounds include a children’s play area, tea rooms, an informal walled garden, an insect hotel and a caterpillar maze.
Cottages in Silverdale
The Knott is located in the heart of Silverdale village, close to the Royal Silverdale pub. Furnished in a cosy cottage style, complete with a log burner, the accommodation sleeps up to 6 people in three double bedrooms, making it perfect for families.
The Pepperpot is a fantastic cottage located close to the pubs, shops and cafes of Silverdale village. Accommodation includes two bedrooms, a double and a twin, making it ideal for couples or families. There is also a small private garden for alfresco dining.
Cove Lodge is located on the outskirts of Silverdale village The location is ideal for those looking to enjoy the many Silverdale walks and hiking trails. Accommodation includes two bedrooms, a double and a twin, sleeping up to four people in total.
The Barn is a charming cottage located on the edge of Silverdale village. The cottage features a stylish farmhouse interior complete with an Aga stove. Accommodation includes three double bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, sleeping up to 6 people in total.
Leisure Facilities at Silverdale Holiday Park
Enjoy complimentary access to our 5-star leisure facilities at Silverdale Holiday Park during your stay in one of our nearby holiday cottages.
Leisure facilities include: swimming pools, sauna, steam room, spa pool.
Additional facilities include: gym, bowling lanes, bar, restaurant, shop, play areas & ice cream parlour (fees may apply).
Places to Visit
Places to Visit
Lancaster, Morecambe & Carnforth
Nearby towns and cities such as Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth are great places for days out during your stay!
Discover the history of Carnforth’s rail at the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre or walk the promenade in Morecambe. Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth are also great for a spot of shopping or a bite to eat!
The Lake District
There are endless discoveries to be made in the Lake District, with Windermere approximately just a 40 minute drive from our cottages which is perfect for days out in the Lake District!
Take in the charm of Windermere and Bowness, with plenty of cafes, restaurants and water activities including Windermere Lake Cruises.
If you have little ones, why not visit The World of Beatrix Potter?
If you’re not afraid of a slightly longer journey to explore even more of the fantastic places in and around our region, why not venture to some of favourite spots below!
Ingleton Falls (approx 18 miles)
Fantastic sights and a splendid walk through Ingleton Waterfalls will make for memories that last a lifetime!
Malham Cove (approx 35 miles)
Spot Peregrine Falcons nesting in this geographical wonder, famously used as a location to film Harry Potter.
Farleton Knott (approx 9 miles)
Offering views across Silverdale, Morecambe Bay, Lancaster and the Lake District – Farelton Knott is a magnificent walk within easy reach from the M6.
Scorton (approx 22 miles)
South between Lancaster and Preston, the village of Scorton is wonderful place to stroll and enjoy at a slower pace. Be sure to pop into local garden centres and Wyresale Park.