The Arnside Gateway


This website will be closing down in July 2018. It was designed to help residents and visitors access the many on-line resources related to Arnside and its immediate area. There are now many other websites which do this for our village - not least the splendid Arnside Village website. We wish them - and the village - all the very best for the future.

Arnside is a vibrant and beautiful village in Cumbria, situated on the border with Lancashire, and facing the estuary of the River Kent. The Barrow to Lancaster railway crosses the river here on an impressive viaduct. The old stone jetty on the Promenade is a reminder of the days when most of the local trade was done by sea. Arnside is fortunate to have a range of local shops and amenities - including two pubs, a restaurant, several cafes, a bakery, fish and chip shop and three general stores (one of which includes the Post Office).

Whilst attracting many tourists, hikers and holiday makers, Arnside is also a popular retirement haven, with a thriving and very active community life. (for details see The Broadsheet)

Arnside is located within one of Britain's smallest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Arnside and Silverdale AONB. There are many interesting and scenic local walks - both along the shoreline and over Arnside Knott.

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Key Arnside Sites

A monthly digest of what's on in the village
Showcasing businesses in the local area
Arnside Parish Council
Website of the Parish Council
Arnside Parish Plan Trust
Including the latest news on the Development Plan
Arnside/Silverdale AONB
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty web site




Local Groups and Societies

AONB Landscape Trust
Outlining the work of the Landscape Trust
Arnside and District Natural History Society
Lectures, Field Trips and Recording
Arnside Choral Society
A mixed-voice choir
Arnside Educational Institute
The Arnside E.I. web site
Arnside Horticultural Society
Promoting the pursuit of horticultural activities
Arnside Methodists
The Methodist Church in Arnside
Arnside Sailing Club
The Arnside sailing club web site
Arnside Village website
Arnside Village - where to stay, eat, shop . .
Ashmeadow Woodlands
Outlining the work of the Barnes Trust
Cumbria Fairtrade Network
Outlining the work of the Arnside Group
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Protecting Cumbria's wildlife
Friends of the Lake District
Protecting and enhancing the landscapes of Cumbria
Heron Theatre
The Beetham drama group web site
Lancaster Beekeepers
Share and develop beekeeping skills
Lancaster & District Bird Watchers
Including news on up-to-date bird sightings
Lakes and Cumbria
Premier Online Guide to the English Lake District and Cumbria
Morecambe Bay Partnership
Co-ordination and communication body
Our Lady of Lourdes
Arnside Catholic Church
RSPB Leighton Moss
Reserve, visitor centre and tearoom
Silverdale & Arnside Art Trail
Open Studios, Demonstrations, Exhibitions, Workshops

Arnside Bay




Other Local Information


Arnside Parish Plan
Parish Council Policies and Documents
Arnside National School
Including on-line Prospectus
Connecting Cumbria
High Speed Broadband
Notify SLDC of problems that require attention



Railway Timetable
Timetable from TransPennine
Live Departure Board
Are trains running on time at Arnside?
Bus Timetable
The Arnside - Kendal bus timetable is here
Silverdale Cycle Hire
Enjoy the Arnside-Silverdale AONB by bike



Morecambe Bay Weather
Current weather conditions and forecast for Morecambe Bay
Tide Tables
This is the prediction for Arnside for the next seven days



Video and music written and compiled by Alistair Johnston
A general information site hosted by BF Internet
Arnside Tower
Pictures and a brief history
Arnside Youth Hostel
A touring base for families and wildlife wanders
Photographs of Arnside
Heron Corn Mill
One of the few working mills in the area
Lyth Valley Damsons
Products, history and information
Oasis Wildlife Centre
Animal interactive experiences
South Lakeland Orchard Group
Conserving, maintaining and renovating local fruit orchards
The Ashmeadow Woodlands Website
Includes history of Ashmeadow House by Dennis Bradbury
The Cumbria Directory
General information about the village and its surroundings
The Guardian - March 2013
Let's Move to Arnside . . .
A guide to any neighbourhood - just fill in your postcode

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