Getting Around


Trail Shuttle Bus Timetable

The Trail shuttle bus will link the two villages of Silverdale and Arnside. Bus stops are identified on the maps by the icon bus and are clearly signposted.

Purchase of a £2 ticket on the bus will allow travel all day (Under 16s free).

Catalogues are available to buy on the bus.

The bus route starts at Venue 1, Silver Saplings Guide Camp which can be found adjacent to venue 2, National Trust Eaves Wood Car Park. Park and Ride is also available on the Guide Field.

The outward bus stops are: the Guide Field, Silverdale Station, Stankelt Road/Spring Bank, Gaskell Hall, St John’s CE School, Leeds Holiday Centre, Cemetery Chapel, Orchard Road End, Arnside Pier.

The return bus stops are: Arnside Pier, Orchard Road End, Cemetery Chapel, Leeds Holiday Centre, the Guide Field.

The circuit round Silverdale will take approximately 15 minutes, and from Leeds Centre to Arnside 15 minutes, dependent on traffic. The return journey should be faster.

The Trail Bus will operate on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 only.

The Trail Bus will leave from Venue 1, Silver Saplings, Silverdale, on the hour from 11am – 5pm

The Trail Bus will leave The Promenade, Arnside on the hour from 11:30am – 5:30pm.

Please note that The Silverdale Shuttle Busleaflet 133, Service 1, is in operation in Silverdale on the Friday and Saturday only.

Timetables can be picked up at the Co-op  in Silverdale.

Stagecoach do have service buses to Silverdale and Arnside. The new timetable can be found here.

There is a train service from Lancaster to Barrow, calling at Silverdale and Arnside. See Trainline website for details


Once in the villages you are free to choose whether you stroll along the roads and lanes between the venues, or take one of the many clearly marked footpaths which cut through the fields and woods between venues.

Download our suggested walking route maps

By bike

What better way to explore The Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail ……than by bike? |

By bus

Silverdale has its own shuttle bus service, hop aboard if you want a rest. (charges apply)

The new timetable can be found here.

By car

All of the venues have parking nearby. You can take your car between venues, or park and walk to several nearby.