This is a fantastic spot for a great view just a short stroll from the road, across flower-studded pasture to a rocky headland looking out to sea. Time your visit right, after the daytime walkers have gone home, and you will experience an amazing sunset, surrounded by calling birds inlcuding oystercatchers and curlews on the sands, warblers and blackbirds on the land, with the sea lapping below. Explore secluded paths between the bushes and find the hidden ways down to pebble beaches, where children (and adults) can beachcomb and rock-scramble. Or find the Giant’s Seat and sit for a while, soaking up the peace.
Planning your visit:
There are no facilities at Jack Scout and parking is very limited at the roadside. Wolf House (300m North) has a tea room and parking (for customers only). In Silverdale (half a mile): parking, public toilets, shops, pubs and cafés. Jack Scout is a fantastic spot for a picnic but do please remember to take any litter home with you!
How to get here:
From Silverdale village: follow the road South, signed “Jenny Brown’s Point” as far as the Wolf House Gallery. Carry on down the dead-end road itself past the Lindeth Tower folly. Jack Scout is 300 yards down this road, on the right hand side. Go through the gate and then explore! Alternatively, for the more adventurous there is a beautiful walk at low tide along the shoreline from the RSPB car park at Quaker’s Stang (SD475737, on the main road from Carnforth towards Silverdale, before the level crossing on the left hand side). Follow the sign for the “Lancashire Coastal Way” along the sea defence bank and then walk along the beach at Heald Brow (NT), passing the lime kilns and cottages of Jenny Brown’s Point, before reaching the tarmac road and the southern edge of Jack Scout.
Please take care of fast rising tides.
I have always been keen on wildlife, which led me to study Biology and then discover an interest in the outdoor activities of hill walking, climbing and caving. I worked for the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and RSPB in North Lancashire before joining the National Trust Ranger team in this most varied and fascinating area.