The Area & Things To Do Around Hollins Farm
Surrounding the delightful area of Hollins Farm is a spectacular variety of scenery including historical ruins and sandy beaches. With just a short drive from the historic city of Lancaster and the seaside town of Morecambe, within half an hour you can be in the heart of the Lake District, taking in the stunning surroundings and natural wonders of these beautiful locations. The landscape of cloud breaking mountains, luscious green fells and glittering lakes waiting to delight the adventurer.
Classed as Britain’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Silverdale presents an array of panoramic views unlike any other. You can wander through the quaint village to find the fresh locally grown produce enticing you to try, while stumbling across views on your journey.
If you stroll down the sea at Jenny Browns Point you will see full view across the bay, stretching out for miles, giving one the feeling of endless bliss. Nearby here is the RSPB Leighton Moss, which is homes to special birds such as breeding bitterns and bearded tits. If you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a deer as well as some fluttering butterflies.
Another short walk through the trees at Woodwell can bring you out at the Wolfhouse Gallery, which features contemporary and traditional arts, crafts, gifts, jewellery and tearooms. With an array of scrumptious treats and artistic goodies, what’s not to love?
Silverdale is also home to three welcoming local pubs including the newly renovated Royal Silverdale. It has been sympathetically restored with a huge investment behind it. With a modern yet country classic styling, this beautifully designed pub blends simplicity and luxury. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, serving stunning yet simple food all from local produce, a visit here would be a treat for the family and the taste buds!
The Woodlands is just a short 20-minute stroll from the park and also serves a great seasonal selection of local real ales. We all know how good the Lakes ales can be! Children and dogs are welcome too!
The third pub in the vicinity is the Silverdale Hotel in the heart of the village, which is a must-visit, as well as a super Indian restaurant and takeaway on the high street. There truly is something for everyone.
Where the village of Arnside stands, Arnside Knott dominates a rocky peninsula of the area. At 522ft, the views are one in a million. In days gone by, small coasters, steamers and yachts calling in at landings in Arnside, but when the estuary began to split, Arnside lost its marine ties.
Today, the visitors of Arnside can enjoy a pleasant stroll through the energetic seaside village while catching sight of the remarkable tide sweeping up into the bay. Why not enjoy a supper of fish and chips whilst watching the sun set?
There are a wide variety of places to grab a bite to eat and a drink in the area, ranging from a dainty tearoom to restaurants of all kinds. A pint goes extremely well with watching the world go by whilst enjoying the views.
At just a mere 15 miles away, the ‘Gateway to the Lakes’ provides a great excuse for a shopping excursion. Kendal hosts excellent market days on a Wednesday and a Saturday bursting with excitement and people eager to purchase a goody or two. Kendal also has a fantastic theatre and cinema, a 13th Century parish church, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, a museum offering a glimpse of the history of Lakeland life through the ages, and most importantly of all… Kendal mint cake, and lots of it.
The Lake District
The landscapes are some of the most beautiful in the entire Lakes, being a sure favourite asset of the area for walkers. The forests, fells and waterfalls provide the perfect setting for sporting activities, or just sitting back and marvelling in.
The Lake District offers much more than the stunning landscapes, with historic villages and many famous locations such as the former homes of Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and the poet Wordsworth.
A Mosaic of Colour
The varied landscape of the surroundings of the park is host to a mosaic of low limestone cliffs, salt marshes, ancient semi-natural woodland, limestone grassland as wood pastures. In spring the primroses, cowslips and early purple orchid glows vibrant in the sun, while in the summer, delicate dropwort sprouts around the waters. Pink buds and yellow flowers of the common rock rose can also be seen blooming in the area. Fragrances of wild thyme combined with the other array of blossoming floral arrangements transform the area into a cinematic scene.
Get in touch with our friendly team to know more about Hollins Farm and how to stay with us by giving us a call on 01524 701508. We’re always happy to help!