Become a member

Help us save nature at places like this. From £3 a month.

Print page

How to get here

By bicycle (Sustrans cycle route)

National Cycle Route 6, Regional route 90 (Lancashire Cycleway).

By train

Silverdale station is on the Manchester Airport/Preston to Barrow line and is only 250 metres from the reserve. Turn left out of the station entrance, then left again and then right.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is immediately opposite the reserve entrance. There’s a regular Stagecoach bus service 51 from Carnforth to Silverdale which stops at the reserve entrance. The Silverdale shuttle bus meets the trains and provides a shuttle service between Silverdale Railway Station and Silverdale Village. During the summer, there is an additional service to and from Holgates Caravan Park. There is a limited service from Lancaster, Carnforth and Kendal to the reserve. Please telephone the national public transport Traveline on 0871 200 22 33, or visit

By road

The reserve is 4 miles/6 km north of Carnforth. Take J35 off the M6 (signposted Carnforth), then follow the A6 north (signposted to Milnthorpe). Brown Tourist signs direct you to the reserve off the A6 and take you through the villages of Yealand Redmayne and Yealand Storrs. Alternatively, to come from Carnforth, follow signs to Silverdale, passing through the village of Millhead. Shortly after entering Warton, turn left and follow the road until you come to a T-junction beyond the level crossing, where you turn right, then right again just before the Silverdale railway station.

Sat nav POI file

If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Contact us

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 54.16814,-2.80107
  • Postcode: LA5 0SW
  • Grid reference: SD478750
  • Nearest town: Carnforth, Lancashire
  • County: Lancashire
  • Country: England

Get directions

School visits