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SilverHelme Activity Centre: Additional Information

SilverHelme Scout Activity Centre is in the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), amidst limestone pavement, within 1.5 km of the village of Silverdale. It is a short walk from Silverdale Train Station

The full address is:
The Row, Silverdale, Nr. Carnforth.  LA5 0UG. (Please note that the post code entered in a satnav is not accurate in locating the site entrance.)

(OS Ref: SD 4735 7526)

We’ve added the what3words address to our location to make it easier to find. Simply click on the link or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to view the precise location on a map.

what3words address: ///mimed.cardinal.unscathed

Or, for full directions on how to find us click here. 


First Aid

Groups should provide their own general first aid equipment.
Any accidents must be reported to the campsite warden and details recorded in the site’s Accident Book.


There is an open-air Chapel area, located in the middle of the site.  The Chapel has plenty seating.

Places of Worship

There is a Church of England and a Methodist Church in Silverdale, a Roman Catholic Church in Yealand Conyers (3.5 miles) and churches for other denominations can be found in Warton & Carnforth.


Silverdale village has a greengrocers, newsagents, bakers, post office and butchers. Nearby Carnforth (6..3 km) has several supermarkets – Tesco, Aldi, Co-op & Booths, with a variety of shops, banks and fast food outlets.

Local Area

The site is just 500m from Silverdale Railway Station and 2 km from the Morecambe Bay shore at Silverdale. There are direct trains to Lancaster, Preston, Manchester, Arnside, Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston & Barrow in Furness.

The area is full of footpaths ideal for short or longer hikes in beautiful countryside with a wealth of wildlife, which includes deer, squirrels, rabbits etc. Whilst only 650m away is the Leighton Moss Nature Reserve (RSPB).

Walks in Silverdale & Arnside:

  1. Arnside Knott Walk – 6.5 miles OS Route Map    Route description: Arnside Knott Walk desc
  2. Jenny Brown’s Point Walk – 5 miles  OS Route Map  Route description: Jenny Browns Point Walk descr
  3. Explore Silverdale Walk – with questions (information correct at time of publication) – 3.7 miles (3 hours approx.) Question sheet & directions  – Answers
  4. Leighton Moss Walk – 5.5 miles OS Route Map Route description: Leighton Moss Walk

Just in Case

Nearest A&E is at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Ashton Road, Lancaster  LA1 4RP  Tel: 01524 65944

Campsite Rules & Brochure

Full campsite rules can be found here.

A full copy of the Campsite Health & Safety Policy Document is available at the Campsite.


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