About MBNC

Coronavirus statements

23/03/20:  We have closed Silverglades with immediate effect. This closure will initially be for three weeks from 23/03/20 to 12/04/20 at which point the Government will look at the stay-at-home rules again and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

UPDATE 1 : due to the extension of CV restrictions we will have to stay closed until 07/05/20 at least

UPDATE 2 : closure extended to at least 28/05/20

UPDATE 3 : 13/05/20 Although there have been some changes to the lockdown rules, our site “Sliverglades” remains closed to all members and visitors

UPDATE 4:  01/06/20 Silverglades remains closed. The committee are  looking to see if and when it may be possible to reopen with new hygiene measures in place

NOTE: For latest updates, check the blog page, click here
or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MorecambeBayNaturistClub/
or Twitter https://twitter.com/MBNC_naturists


New members are welcome!

(….when we are open again!)

Small joining of £15 (single) or £24 (couple/family)

Then low annual membership fee of £55 for singles or £70 for couples

Nothing more to pay, for all-year use of Silverglades

Or you can try Naturism for free –

Come to our Open Day on Saturday 13/06/20!

(NOTE: unlikely to happen now due to to coronavirus controls)

For more details – please click here

MBNC is an Equal Opportunities club


MBNC isn’t like a traditional large naturist club. Our roots go back to 1986 when Lancaster City Council considered sanctioning a naturist beach at Heysham Head for the 1987 season but then changed its mind about naturism for 1988. As a result we obtained a small woodland site for the season, and in 1989 we moved to our current site Silverglades. Although we have acres of secluded woods, glades and lawns, we don’t have luxuries like electric and gas. Our facilities are very simple (which is why our annual fee is so low)  and our membership is quite small. When members are present we mostly spend our time there outdoors which means it’s best to visit when the weather is warm.  You could say we are a naturist beach, without the beach but with woods and lawns! 

What we do have is 10-acre of private grounds, only ten miles north of Lancaster. We are less than a mile from Morecambe Bay and close to Silverdale Station. We do not have a postal address, but directions to the entrance gate will be supplied on request.

Click here for general location map (shows approximate position only, based on Silverdale Station)

We are situated in the heart of Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is renowned for:

  • Outstanding landscapes and spectacular views
  • Unique limestone geology
  • Morecambe Bay – a stunning seascape
  • Rare and precious habitats
  • Internationally and nationally important species
  • A sense of tranquillity, space and place; and
  • A highly protected area for both landscape and nature
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Morecambe Bay, less than a mile from Silverglades

Our site, ‘Silverglades’, occupies ten acres of sheltered south facing slopes, a spectacular mix of woodlands, glades, lawns and legally protected limestone pavements screened from the outside world. We are a short distance from the Leighton Hall estate, and close  to the RSPB Leighton Moss  nature reserve.

Woodland walks are good for mind and body, studies show

Research shows that two or three short jaunts to woods and forests dramatically improve mental as well as physical health


The lawn outside the clubhouse
The lawn outside the clubhouse

Getting Here

By car or motorhome we are only 5 miles from J35 of the M6 (leave via the A 601(M) east slip road onto the B2564 and travel through Carnforth/Millhead towards RSPB Leighton Moss)

By train we are a short 10 minutes walk (or 20 minutes including the track to the clubhouse!) from Silverdale train station, making a visit easy for naturists living on the Leeds – Morecambe line, the West Coast line, and the Cumbria Coast (Barrow) line. (If travelling via Lancaster you may need to change for the Barrow line; Silverdale is 2 stations from Lancaster. If travelling from Barrow, Silverdale is 2 stations before Lancaster.)

Can’t make the Open Day? Attending as a Day Visitor: We’d love you to visit, but please note we may not be able to arrange access on the day of enquiring. We need a few days notice to make arrangements for a committee member to accompany visitors and open up the site. MBNC is a members-lead club and unaccompanied visitors are not allowed on site – this is a condition of our lease.

There has never been a better time to try naturism. We know, all too well, that the pound in your pocket doesn’t go too far nowadays. We have kept our fees low, as usual this year, so it isn’t going to break the bank to visit Silverglades

If you are new to all this and perhaps just inquisitive at this stage, maybe wondering what on earth people see in naturism, check our About Naturism page

The Equality Act 2010 requires private clubs and associations not to discriminate because of disability, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, and sex. The Act will eventually contain provisions prohibiting age discrimination. Morecambe Bay Naturist Club fully respects the Equality Act 2010 and welcomes applications for membership, and visits by guests, no matter who you are.

Elsewhere on this site you will find a brief History of MBNC as well as information on how to Contact MBNC

For a list of all pages on this website go to the website map.

And remember to follow the MBNC blog to read our latest news


Morecambe Bay Naturist Club is a member of British Naturism, the internationally recognised representative body for naturists in the UK

Morecambe Bay Naturist Club. Putting Nature back into Naturism

Morecambe Bay Naturist Club, Silverdale, Lancashire

Call/text 07467 246690 Email enquiries@mbnc.org.uk

Website Copyright © 2017 – 2020 MBNC

 Page created 2017/04/18

Page last updated 2020/May/13/10:00 by Martin R

3 thoughts on “About MBNC”

  1. Hello there, I’ve been thinking about joining a naturist club for years now.

    I’d like to join, so how do I go about doing that?


    1. Thanks for your comment
      If you would like to join, you need to make a few visits first when a committee member is present. probably best to contact our secretary first on 07467 246690 or send an email to enquiries@mbnc.org.uk

      If you have trouble contacting the secretary, call me or email me and I’ll help

      07854 056138


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