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

Putting nature back into naturism
Page last updated 2018/01/28/18:00 by Martin


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

Putting nature back into naturism
Page last updated 2018/03/14/11:00 by Martin

Silverdale Saturdays

MBNC held the  first Silverdale Saturday of 2018 today. The weather was poor (too wet to do any grounds maintenance apart from flattening a few molehills!) so we settled for an indoor buffet provided by 2 of our local members from Arnside. About 12 members were  present, plus a prospective member from Preston.

We’ve also relaxed our rules slightly so the first visit is now free for non-MBNC members (good news for our visitor from Preston who is now due a refund!)

Our next Silverdale Saturday will be on 14/04/18 and we’d love to see some new faces then! Or if you can’t wait, just DM me or call/text 07854056138 and I’ll arrange a visit for you

Naturism needs you!

Morecambe Bay Naturist Club is a friendly, landed club a few miles north of Lancaster, adjacent to Silverdale railway station. Our site, ‘Silverglades’, occupies ten acres of sheltered south facing slopes screened from the outside world. A mix of woodlands, glades, lawns and legally protected limestone pavements, located in the Arnside and Sliverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are a short distance from the Leighton Hall estate, and next to the RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve, both worth a (clothed) visit.

Although we have plenty of Nature (wild meadow, butterflies, red and fallow deer, marsh harriers), we don’t have enough Naturists! This may be down to the club having few facilities, but I’d urge anyone in the Northwest to come along and see what we do have to offer, hopefully some of you will impressed enough to join us!

I live a couple of miles from the site and as I’m self-employed I can often arrange to meet visitors at short notice (the site is padlocked). So, come along, have a look and see what you think. A day visit costs only £5 for a single (£8 for a couple or family unit). Overnight (camping) fees are a little higher. If the sun doesn’t shine, you won’t be charged just to look around the site.

Contact: MBNC Chairman     07854 056138

First visit of 2018

I made a quick visit to Sliverglades today, to introduce a prospective member and to check for storm damage over winter. A few large branches were down, and lots of small stuff, but nothing major. The moles have been busy on the lawns though. Nothing a few hours of work can’t put right