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Named discsWyre Way

72 km / 45 miles

A walk exploring the history and wildlife of the Wyre estuary from the estuary mouth as the river snakes to its source in the Forest of Bowland. The Way comprises three routes: from Fleetwood to Knott End via Shard Bridge (16 miles), from Shard Bridge to Garstang (11 miles) and from Garstang to the finish at Abbeystead Reservoir (18 miles). Both sides of the estuary are visited - the ferry between Fleetwood and Knott End is seasonal and the route is subject to flooding at Spring tides.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
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Attributes: Coastal; River
SD339484 - Fleetwood, Lancs
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SD555537 - Abbeystead Reservoir, Lancs
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Web Sites: Lancashire CC - Wyre Estuary Coastal Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet: Wyre Way: Fleetwood to Knott End & Shard Bridge to Garstang (Wyreside Ecology Centre - 1999)
Leaflet: Wyre Way: Garstang to Marshaw/Tarnbrook (Wyreside Ecology Centre - 1999)
Badge & Certificate: Badge & Certificate for Wyre Way (Wyreside Ecology Centre)
Paperback: Lancashire Coastal Way & the Wyre Way: Fleetwood and Knott End to Lancaster (Lancashire County Books - 1993)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 102103
OS Landranger Active: 102103
OS Explorer: 241286296
OS Explorer Active: 241286296

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Self-catering: Swans Rest Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 1 Km 27 Km

Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping: Lancashire Coastal Way
Other Paths: Blackpool to Bridlington (Aerospace Way); Bowland-Dales Traverse; Fairtrade Way; Forest of Bowland Walk; Lancashire-Lakeland Link; Lancaster Canal; Pendle Witches Way; Red Rose Trail; Thirlmere Way; Trans Pennine Way
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GPS Exchange Format Route File: Wyre Way GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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Route Profile:

73.0 Km (45.4 miles)
686 m (2,251 ft) ascent
272 m (892 ft)  maximum height