Grisedale Farm, Leighton, Carnforth, Lancs LA5 9ST
This weekend we headed north into Lancashire, pitching up at a small Caravan Club CL site in the grounds of a farm at Leighton near Carnforth. This covers the area of Arndale and Silverdale, which are designated “Areas of Natural Beauty” Just a few sort miles from the coastland around Morecambe Bay. The campsite was isolated, peaceful, with stunning views, it’s just what we wanted. The facilities were basic but provided hook up, a central water tap and chemical waste disposal. Meanwhile I provided the stunning good looks and witty one liners, whilst the missus provided the culinary surprises and late night/early morning dog walking support! Teamwork.
That evening we walked 5 mins along a track onto a causeway that cuts through the RSPB Natuure Reserve at Leighton Moss, within a few minutes we spotted a Marsh Harrier hovering overhead, a great experience, we’ve never seen one before and was surprised how large it was. There is also a public hide you can enter if you want a closer look at the wildlife. Twitchers abounded!!!
The following day, with sandwiches and flask packed we set off on a 6 mile circular walk, passing through nature reserves, quarries, and some stunning farmland. The mutt was off the lead for most of it. All in all a very enjoyable day out.
The Other Half…Pushing the pace on the inclines:
View from the van:
I would certainly recommend the area for a weekend break, its probably under utilised and therefore a bit quieter than its near neighbours in the Dales, Bowland and the Lakes.