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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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The car park has six disabled bays for blue badge holders but very limited space for other visitors. The disabled bays are level with a hard surface path leading to the start of the walk. Most of the walk is on grass with some ruts and unevenness.The entrance to the car park is off the B5282 between Milnthorpe and Arnside. The sign pointing to it has the international disabled symbol on it.There is a 20m ramp onto an old railway line which provides a level path for about 1Km in each direction. To the south Arnside station can be reached.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, September 2009 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 5More Information
Distance: 2.4 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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The car park has six accessible bays for blue badge holders but very limited space for other visitors.The accessible bays are level with a hard surface path leading to the start of the walk.

CarPark The car park has six accessible bays for blue badge holders but very limited space for other visitors.The accessible bays are level with a hard surface path leading to the start of the walk.

The first part of the path has been narrowed by encroaching nettles. The gradient is less than 8% (1:12).

Gradient The first part of the path has been narrowed by encroaching nettles. The gradient is less than 8% (1:12).

Information about the walk along the embankment is available on the sign by the gate

Information Information about the walk along the embankment is available on the sign by the gate

The gate to the walk opens one way only - uphill. The latch is on the uphill side and may be difficult to reach from the car park side. Make sure you will be able to open the gate from the other side before letting it close.Beware of the nettles.

Gate The gate to the walk opens one way only - uphill. The latch is on the uphill side and may be difficult to reach from the car park side. Make sure you will be able to open the gate from the other side before letting it close.Beware of the nettles.

The latch is on the uphill side and may be difficult to reach from the car park side. Make sure you will be able to open the gate from the other side before letting it close.

Gate The latch is on the uphill side and may be difficult to reach from the car park side. Make sure you will be able to open the gate from the other side before letting it close.

The ramp to the embankment is of tarmac with a gradient of 9% (1:11) for about 20m.There is a hand rail which should  be tested as it may have loose spars.

Gradient The ramp to the embankment is of tarmac with a gradient of 9% (1:11) for about 20m.There is a hand rail which should be tested as it may have loose spars.

There is a seat 10m from the top of the ramp giving good views across the Kent Estuary to South Lakeland hills.

Seat There is a seat 10m from the top of the ramp giving good views across the Kent Estuary to South Lakeland hills.

A ramp with an uneven surface runs to the saltmarsh. The gradient is about 9% (1:11) for 25m.

Gradient A ramp with an uneven surface runs to the saltmarsh. The gradient is about 9% (1:11) for 25m.

The car park is half way along the old railway embankment path. There is a dead-end to the north. This trail has a grass surface it is rutted and uneven in many places.

Surface The car park is half way along the old railway embankment path. There is a dead-end to the north. This trail has a grass surface it is rutted and uneven in many places.

 

Path

There may be hidden hollows in the grass surface.

Surface There may be hidden hollows in the grass surface.

There are fine views across the Kent Estuary to White Scar.

View There are fine views across the Kent Estuary to White Scar.

 

Path

The surface is uneven in many places.

Surface The surface is uneven in many places.

There is one seat on the north west section of the trail.

Seat There is one seat on the north west section of the trail.

 

Path

 

Path

Even where ruts cannot be seen the surface may be uneven.

Surface Even where ruts cannot be seen the surface may be uneven.

Where a track crosses the embankment there is worn ground that is firm but uneven.

Surface Where a track crosses the embankment there is worn ground that is firm but uneven.

 

Path

 

Path

 

View

The trail may occasionally be shared with cyclists.

Information The trail may occasionally be shared with cyclists.

 

Path

 

Path

Parts of the grass surface are a little more even but care should still be taken because of hidden hollows.

Surface Parts of the grass surface are a little more even but care should still be taken because of hidden hollows.

 

Path

At the end of the north east section of the trail there is a dead end to the old railway track. Informal paths lead further.

Direction At the end of the north east section of the trail there is a dead end to the old railway track. Informal paths lead further.

One path leads to the saltmarsh down a slope of 11% (1:9) for 21m with a loose gravel surface.

Path One path leads to the saltmarsh down a slope of 11% (1:9) for 21m with a loose gravel surface.

Other informal paths cross the fence and climb to the edge of the road.

Path Other informal paths cross the fence and climb to the edge of the road.

Other informal paths cross the fence and climb to the edge of the road.

Path Other informal paths cross the fence and climb to the edge of the road.

 

View

The path from the car park leading towards Arnside  (south and west) also has a grass surface throughout with ruts and hollows in many places.

Surface The path from the car park leading towards Arnside (south and west) also has a grass surface throughout with ruts and hollows in many places.

 

Surface

 

Path

When the grass is long the unevenness of the path is worse.

Surface When the grass is long the unevenness of the path is worse.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

A shaded seat provides a place to sit and stare at the view or the wildlife on the estuary.

Seat A shaded seat provides a place to sit and stare at the view or the wildlife on the estuary.

 

View

The views vary at different states of the tide. The tide can be fierce up the Kent Estuary and is renowned for its bore warning of which is sounded by a siren.

View The views vary at different states of the tide. The tide can be fierce up the Kent Estuary and is renowned for its bore warning of which is sounded by a siren.

Beware of hollows and ruts.

Surface Beware of hollows and ruts.

 

View

A view to White Scar and south Lakeland hills.

View A view to White Scar and south Lakeland hills.

At the end of the embankment there is a field gate that gives access onto the track to Arnside station.This may be the best place to turn back to the car park unless you want to visit the Bittern Countryside Centre. It has restricted opening hours, check in advance.

Gate At the end of the embankment there is a field gate that gives access onto the track to Arnside station.This may be the best place to turn back to the car park unless you want to visit the Bittern Countryside Centre. It has restricted opening hours, check in advance.

The latch is sprung and may be difficult to open from the far side.

Gate The latch is sprung and may be difficult to open from the far side.

 

Path

The track to the station has a few pot holes.

Surface The track to the station has a few pot holes.

There are some accessible parking bays at the station.

CarPark There are some accessible parking bays at the station.

The Bittern Centre is at the station.

End The Bittern Centre is at the station.

There are picnic tables available.

Seat There are picnic tables available.

There are some accessible parking bays at the station .

Information There are some accessible parking bays at the station .

The path leads towards the shore near the railway bridge across the estuary.

Path The path leads towards the shore near the railway bridge across the estuary.

 

Path

A bridge with a 300mm step to it must be crossed or a narrow path fooled in order to cross the inlet.

Path A bridge with a 300mm step to it must be crossed or a narrow path fooled in order to cross the inlet.

There is another path that leads to the shore down grass slope of 9% (1:11) for about 25m.

Path There is another path that leads to the shore down grass slope of 9% (1:11) for about 25m.

The track to the Arnside to Milnthorpe road.  B5282

Path The track to the Arnside to Milnthorpe road. B5282

Locked gates prevent vehicular or pedestrian access from the B5282 to the Bittern Centre.

Path Locked gates prevent vehicular or pedestrian access from the B5282 to the Bittern Centre.

Pedestrians can only cross the railway line to reach Arnside by crossing the stepped bridge.

Step Pedestrians can only cross the railway line to reach Arnside by crossing the stepped bridge.

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