2018 AGM

Our Annual General Meeting will be at 2pm on Saturday 08/09/18 at Silverglades.

The AGM is quite short and not too formal, don’t be shy and please come along. To encourage members to attend, we will lay on sandwiches and snacks, so please let me know whether or not you can attend (martin.chairman@mbnc.org.uk)

This is your opportunity to hear what the club has been up to, to elect the committee, and have your say on how the club is run, so it will be good to see as many of you there as possible.

If you would like to help out by being on the committee, we have at least one vacancy. Please contact me if you’d like to serve. Committee meetings are held at Silverglades on the second Saturday of the month from March to October

Hope to see you at the AGM!

Martin Rowe
Chairman


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Summer may be over

After the best summer since 1976, it looks like the fine weather may be over – we’ve had a fair few showers at Silverglades in the past two weeks, enough to lift the ban on open fires. But to be honest, the site needed the rain. Not only were the lawns parched but a few of the trees were showing signs of distress due to drought. Now, the grass is growing, the lawns are green again and the trees are recovering (apart form one or two – an oak adjacent to the short drive leading to the top lawn from the car park dropped a large branch last week in high winds, so I’d suggest cars should be parked away from this tree until it can be inspected.)

Please, no fires!!

Due to the very dry nature of the site: with immediate effect there is now a total ban at Silverglades of all fires even on recognised hearths, and all BBQ’s and any other forms of potential ignition. This includes the use of portable gas stoves for cooking (except within the club house), the use of the lawn mower and other power tools, and all smoking.

Although the forecast for later this week is for occasional showers, we need heavy rain before this ban can be lifted.

Thank you for your cooperation

Martin Rowe
Chairman MBNC

Another lovely day at Silverglades

Another lovely day at Silverglades, wall to wall sunshine yet again!

This year we’ve tried to keep more of the flowers by not cutting all the lawns and leaving the odd island. We’ve also left the far end of Top Lawn to “go to seed” to improve next year’s flower crop.

Lovely to walk through as these photos show

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to join us call/text 07467 246690 or email enquiries@mbnc.org.uk

Silverglades Open Day 9th June 2018

Morecambe Bay Naturist Club are hosting another open day at Silverglades from 10.00am on Sat 09th June 2018 (date confirmed). There will be no charge for the first 24 hours of your visit, if you’d like to stay longer you’ll only pay for the subsequent day(s)

If you wish to attend, please contact the club by email enquiries@mbnc.org.uk or contact us on or SMS 07467 246690

Silverglades is ten minutes walk from Silverdale station on the Lancaster, Barrow, Carlisle line so is ideally situated for naturists without transport who live within striking distance of the Leeds – Morecambe and West coast lines (some journeys require a change at Lancaster)

Plan your journey by train at https://www.thetrainline.com/stations/silverdale

Our facilities are few, just a small clubhouse , barbecue and picnic tables. The site requires self sufficiency from its members. There are clearings suitable for camping under canvas and up to medium sized caravans or campers, due to mild access restrictions, but cannot provide electrical hookups or piped water/waste. Perfect for a few days peace and quiet! What we have in plenty is tranquillity, and beautiful surroundings. The night sky, when clear, is amazing as we have little light pollution here.

More info about our site at: https://morecambebaynaturistclub.wordpress.com/silverglades/

Silverglades – Morecambe Bay Naturist Club

Silverglades is our idyllic site, close to the beautiful village of Silverdale. Ten acres of natural woodland where you can relax in one of the smaller clearings where you will probably not see another person, or venture to the larger clearing beside the clubhouse for more socialising, or maybe a picnic or barbecue. It is an ideal place to lie in the sun, maybe even a walk along our woodland trails. Whichever part of Silverglades you visit you will have peace and quiet. There is a communal area on the main lawn to meet other club members. There is plenty of space for reading, relaxing, sleeping, quiet reflection or wildlife watching. We have rare species of butterfly, colourful dragonfly, rabbits, squirrels, and the occasional visit from deer. We have been working with Butterfly Conservation to make Silverglades Butterfly friendly. For those that fancy a day away from the site, we are ideally situated for visits to Leighton Moss nature reserve or for walkers wishing to explore the many local paths (OS Explorer map OL 7)

Our facilities are few, just a small clubhouse , barbecue and picnic tables. The site requires self sufficiency from its members and visitors. There are clearings suitable for camping under canvas and up to medium sized caravans or campers, due to mild access restrictions, but we cannot provide electrical hookups or piped water/waste.

Perfect for a few days peace and quiet! What we have in plenty is  tranquillity, and beautiful surroundings.  The night sky, when clear, is amazing as we have little light pollution here.

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Although we have no on-site services, we are just a stroll away from RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve and visitor centre with its excellent cafe (open to non-RSPB members). Gibraltar Farm campsite (Textile) is only a mile away for anyone with a larger caravan or campervan, or for anyone who wants hot showers, flushing loos etc.

Before visiting us you may wish to read the Site information for visitors to Silverglades and check out the Photo gallery

A good time for your first visit is one of the Silverglades Saturdays (usually the second Saturday of the month, from March to October, when committee members can be guaranteed to be present) or the Silverglades Open Day , usually the second Saturday in June

Bring everything that you need, leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but memories


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Morecambe Bay Naturist Club

Founded in 1986, Morecambe Bay Naturist Club is a small, friendly club with private grounds, only ten miles north of Lancaster and less than a mile from Morecambe Bay

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

  • Outstanding landscapse 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
A view of Morecambe Bay less than a mile from Silverglades
A view of 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 next to th RSPB Leighton Moss  nature reserve.

The lawn outside the clubhouse
The lawn outside the clubhouse

By car or motorhome we are only 5 miles from J35 of the M6 (leave via the A 601(M) south slip road and travel through Carnforth/Millhead)

By train we are a short 10 minutes walk (or 20 minutes including the track to the
clubhouse!)from Silverdale 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.)

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

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


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


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