The Marton Arms is an ideal base to explore perfect countryside for walking, cycling by road or mountain bike, caving, climbing and more. Simply enjoy the peace and fresh air with only the cries of the curlews and the lambs calling for their mothers as your soundtrack for a perfect detox.
Spectacular waterfalls, wind-blown peaks and magnificent limestone pavements are among the riches of the Pennines to explore from our doorstep. With a rich network of footpaths among the distinctive drystone walls, there are walks for all abilities from riverside strolls to the challenges of our Three Peaks. The area is a Mecca for cavers, with show caves for families and a myriad of pot holes for the more experienced. Pretty villages and bustling market towns provide the opportunity for exploring independent shops and craft galleries.
Our local village, just 10 minutes' walk away, offers many unique gift shops, outdoor clothing wear shops, cafés and more. There is a seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool, a climbing wall, a fantastic play area for the kids, the famous waterfalls walk, show caves and special events all year round.
Stay with us, away from the honeypot crowds, and enjoy the splendour of the Lake District National Park for a day out. Less than an hour away, its majestic mountains, tranquil valleys and deep lakes were home to English favourites, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
Close by is the Forest of Bowland, an unspoilt treasure with its own rolling and wooded scenery offering walking and excellent mountain bike routes.
Enjoy a day by the sea with a visit to Silverdale or one of the other pretty villages on the nearby coast. Just a half hour drive way, Morecambe Bay and Leighton Moss is a haven for birdwatching (as featured on BBC Springwatch) and a fabulous place to watch the sunset.
How long will it take you? A favourite for charities, walking or running the Three Peaks is a demanding but rewarding challenge. The 25 mile route takes in Penyghent (694 meters), Whernside (736 meters) and Ingleborough (723 meters). The Martin Arms is the perfect base, fortifying you before the start and rewarding you with great pub food, fine ales and a comfortable bed when you return triumphant and exhausted!
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Mon - Thurs: 12:00 pm - 2pm & 6pm - 9pm
Fri - Sunday: 12:00pm - 9.00pm
Telephone +44 (0)15242 42204
The Marton Arms Inn and Hotel, Thornton in Lonsdale, Carnforth, LA6 3PB
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