Any visitor to Eaves Wood must aim to reach the highest point, Castlebarrow, which is over 250 feet above sea level…. Here a circular stone tower some twenty feet high has been erected. It forms a well known local landmark called, somewhat irreverently, the ‘Pepper Box’ originally and now the ‘Pepper Pot’. It was built in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne by a Mr Bowskill, a local man…
from In and Around Silverdale by David Peter
We can see the Pepper Pot from one of our attic windows. If I take a direct route and go on my own, I can walk there in about 15 minutes.
Castlebarrow is a small even by the standard of the areas very modest hills. Never the less it commands a very extensive view, of Silverdale, of Warton Crag, of the Nuclear Power Station down the coast at Heysham, Lancaster and the Ashton Memorial, Clougha Pike and the Bowland Fells and if you stand in the right spot and the weather is clear of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales.
Sometimes you can see the Tower at Blackpool.
On a couple of particularly clear evenings last September me and my dad could see the mountains of North Wales from here and watched as the lights came on along the Welsh coast.