The view across the Kent estuary area of Morecombe Bay has to be on of the most exceptional in England and it draws visitors from all across the country. As the days grow shorter and the weather closes in this is a great area to get out and walk for a couple of hours and its accessible for walkers of all abilities.
Starting at the Ship Inn at Sandside we took the start geo-trail along the old railway line and crossed over the road and headed to the beach. This area is an SSI, so please keep to the path which in this case is the embankment on the old railway line to Arnside. Being a disused railway it is Flat and dry even in the worst conditions, ideal for ramblers and dog walkers alike and benefits additionally from tree cover. It’s easy to pick up a good pace along this stretch and time rushes by due to the amazing views that keep you company the whole way.
The embankment leads you to Arnside station where you cross via the foot bridge and walk into Arnside and along the promenade overlooking the viaduct. Historical trains are run along here until the autumn and we were lucky to catch site of one such train thundering across whilst we were there.
Mid afternoon the cloud parted as the light began to fade and we made our way back along the old line back to Sandside. Some fantastic sunsets set off the scenery magnificently.
The MIDLINE 5.0 boot performed superbly on the muddy coastal stretches of beach as well as being exceedingly comfortable the whole of the walk.