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ARNSIDE AND SILVERDALE is an AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY in England, on the border between Lancashire
Lancashire
and Cumbria
Cumbria
, adjoining Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay
. One of the smallest AONBs, It covers 29 square miles (75 km2) between the Kent Estuary, the River Keer and the A6 road . It was designated in 1972.

The area is characterised by low hills of Carboniferous Limestone
Carboniferous Limestone
, including Arnside Knott (522 feet) and Warton Crag (535 feet), interspersed with grassland. Much of the area is covered by deciduous woodland, in which ash , oak , and hazel predominate. The coastal area contains large extents of salt marsh , although these are under threat from the shifting channel of the Kent Estuary .

The Leighton Moss nature reserve, owned by the RSPB
RSPB
, is the largest area of reedbeds in North West England
England
, and is an Important Bird Area . The bittern , one of the resident species, has been adopted as the logo of the AONB. In addition, there are 15 SSSIs in the area; one of these, Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve , is home to some rare species of butterfly including the high brown fritillary .

Arnside and Silverdale are the main villages in the area. Other settlements include Warton , Yealand Redmayne , Beetham
Beetham
and Storth .

REFERENCES

* ^ BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Leighton Moss. Downloaded from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2014-03-07. on 08/01/2015

* Walks around Arnside ">Coordinates : 54°10′35″N 2°47′29″W / 54.17639°N 2.79139°W / 54.17639; -2.79139

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England
England

EAST OF ENGLAND

* Dedham Vale * Norfolk Coast * Suffolk Coast and Heaths
Suffolk Coast and Heaths

EAST MIDLANDS

* Lincolnshire Wolds
Lincolnshire Wolds

NORTH EAST

* Northumberland Coast * North Pennines
North Pennines

NORTH WEST

* Arnside and Silverdale * Forest of Bowland
Forest of Bowland
* Solway Coast

SOUTH EAST

* Chichester Harbour * Chilterns * High Weald * Isle of Wight * Kent Downs * South Hampshire Coast * Surrey Hills

* Abolished: East Hampshire * Sussex Downs

SOUTH WEST

* Blackdown Hills * Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs
Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs
* Cornwall * Cotswolds
Cotswolds
* Dorset * East Devon * Isles of Scilly
Isles of Scilly
* Mendip Hills
Mendip Hills
* North Devon Coast
North Devon Coast
* North Wessex Downs * Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills
* South Devon * Tamar Valley

WEST MIDLANDS

* Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase
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