Getting Here – Silverdale

Details for Arnside can be found on the next page

Key Venues

The key venues accommodate a number of exhibitors as well as providing visitors with parking, refreshments, toilets and catalogue sales. They make good starting points for your ‘Trail experience’ as workshops and demonstrations may also be taking part there.

3 – RSPB Leighton Moss, Storrs Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0SW

9 – The Silverdale Hotel, Shore Road, Silverdale, LA5 0TP

16 – The Gaskell Hall, Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0RA

17 – St John’s CoE School, Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0RF

20 – The Methodist Church Room, Cove Road, Silverdale, LA5 0SQ


Driving between the villages can be challenging on the Trail weekend and parking is limited, were possible we recommend using public transport and arranging car shares. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there’s a lot of beauty to be discovered in our venues and out; our maps include public footpaths so you might enjoy walking between exhibitors too.

Getting Here

By Car

The village is easily accessible from junction 35 off the M6 and is clearly signposted from the A6 at Carnforth and Milnthorpe. There are signposts to indicate the best routes between the two villages.

Key parking locations are shown on the map, and there may be some on-street parking near to venues. Exhibitor listings in the catalogue have more details.

By Train

There are train links to both Arnside and Silverdale. For details of train times please contact Network Rail HERE

By Bus

Please note we are not running the Trail’s own shuttle bus this year. However, Silverdale has its own shuttle bus service, hop aboard if you want a rest. (charges apply)

The new timetable can be found here.


The village centre may be busy and become congested. We encourage you to park at an outlying car park and walk or cycle around the village. Footpaths marked on the map show the main routes, but are by no means comprehensive. Please take care when walking on the roads, which can be narrow and busy and keep well into the sides.

We Suggest

Park at Eaves Wood, walk up through car park and turn left in the woods for Village.

After 10 minutes, take junction left down to Park Rd, near Methodist Church.

Alternatively, next left, near the seat takes you to Cove Road. It is best to avoid walking on Park Road, due to traffic and lack of footpath.

From Eaves Wood you can also walk along The Row, and take footpath right towards the village across fields, coming out near St John’s Church.

From RSPB you can take the fairway path to The Row, turn right and then take footpath left across the fields to the Church. ( approx 25 minutes)

From Car Park at Gibraltar Farm (near Wolf House) a 10 minute walk will bring you to Shore Road, and right up in to the Village.

Park on the seashore – check the tides

A 5 minute walk will bring you to the centre of the village passing Silverdale Hotel on Shore Road and a 10 minute walk will take you to the venues at the end of Lindeth Road.

The seashore to the Methodist Church at the opposite end of the village, via Emesgate Lane, is approximately 25 minutes.