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Arnside Embankment all-ability route

Enjoy an amble along the old railway embankment for views across the saltmarshes to the distant hills beyond.

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Arnside Embankment all-ability route

3.2 km / 2.8 miles / 1.5 hours walk duration

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.

Essential Information

How to get here

Car: 20 minutes drive from Junction 36 of the M6.

Bus: From Kendal or Kirkby Lonsdale on service 551, 552 or 99

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Disabled parking

The route is only wheelchair accessible from the small disabled-only car park half-way along the route which is remote from facilities and the station.

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Accessible toilet

The nearest facilities are located 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.