Come and visit the Royal in the heart of Silverdale, a beautiful village on the Lancashire and Cumbria border. The Royal offers a great base to explore the surrounding area and coastline whilst also being a meeting point or fueling point for lunch or dinner.

If getting out and enjoying nature is your thing, then there’s no better destination than the coastline of Morecambe Bay.

If you are looking for a beautiful walk in the wonderful landscape or a wander through a wildlife-filled nature reserve Arnside and Silverdale has it all. Both are especially diverse when it comes to the wildlife we’re in the prime location to get the best nature experience around!

So where can you witness these local wildlife hotspots?

Arnside Knott

Arnside Knott is most popular in the summer months- mainly June and July- thanks to the abundance of butterflies that make the reserve their home. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of some of the rarest butterfly species in the UK, such as the High Brown Fritillary which makes an occasional appearance.

As it is owned by the National Trust, you can be sure that the environment that you find yourself in is well kept and beautiful, no matter what time of year you come for a visit. The views of the fells and out onto Morecambe Bay are not to be missed, too!

Eaves Wood

If you find yourself in the Silverdale area, be sure to head to Eaves Wood and discover one of the most beautiful natural areas in the country.

With so many various landscapes to uncover; from vast forest floors to the magnificent beech plantation and even the hidden grassy glades, there’s something to inspire and invigorate everyone.

There’s even a monument to visit, The Pepperpot, which was erected to celebrate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The surrounding area also gives an awe-inspiring view of the Yorkshire Dales and Bowland Fells.

Leighton Moss

If it’s a wide range of wildlife that you’re looking to see, then RSPB Leighton Moss is definitely the place for you. With species ranging from birds to the elusive red deer and even bats during the evening, there’s something to see all year round!

Leighton Moss is also a great place to take children. There are seasonal activities going on all year round and your little ones can become nature detectives for the day- perfect for those little ones who are already showing an interest in the wildlife around them.

Come and explore the area and enjoy a bite to eat or a drink here at The Royal.