Today’s walk was a fun and easy 2-2.5 mile out and back (or loop) walk up to the Pepperpot monument in Eaves Wood, Silverdale. The views from the top reach as far as Ingleborough, Morecambe, Warton Crag, Arnside Knott, Morecambe, Heysham, the Blackpool Tower, Barrow and beyond.
We parked in the National Trust car park (no ticket machine) at grid reference 471759 on OS map OL7. The car park is on Park Road, just outside of Silverdale. Use postcode LA5 0UQ in your sat nav.
The walk starts at the back of the car park, and is reasonably well signed, if you follow the designated path. As you can tell from our route map below, we went a bit “off piste” in places, as the kids were enjoying exploring the woodland so much!
I’ve marked in blue the “easiest” route, which simply follows the bridleway westwards, for just under a kilometre, and then heads up to the Pepperpot at the end. This route is signed with little white arrow markers and a picture of the Pepperpot monument. But feel free to explore these beautiful woods!
The bluebells were just starting to come out, and the woods were full of wildlife, and many many many sticks! Our kids do love a good, long, in fact enormous stick to carry around!
Once we’d completed our walk and returned to the car, we headed up the road to Holgates Caravan park to let the kids enjoy the soft play and get some delicious freshly prepared food, using locally sourced produce. And if you have any energy left, there’s also a swimming pool there too.