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Gull & wave logoLancashire Coastal Way

106 km / 66 miles

Lancs
The Coastal Way follows the coastline between Merseyside and Cumbria but with the odd diversion inland where necessary.

The Lancashire coastline has a variety of landscapes from the distinctive limestone scenery of Arnside and Silverdale, saltmarshes and agricultural land and the seaside resorts of Morecambe and Blackpool and the Fylde coast. Lancaster and Carnforth are passed en route. There are major river estuaries of the Lune, Wyre and Ribble with much birdlife.

There is evidence of past industries based on iron, salt and limestone, alongside the modern businesses of British Aerospace, Nuclear Electric, British Gas and ICI and busy harbours at Fleetwood, Heysham and Glasson Dock and views of Morecambe Bay, the Bowland Fells and the Lake District.

A leaflet may be downloaded from the website below and the route is shown on OS mapping. Sections of the route are liable to tidal flooding: please call (01524) 582601 before setting out on your journey to make sure the route is still passable, and check tide tables. Parts of the route pass along the seaward side of the sea defences that consist of steep and slippery rocks, difficult to ascend, while the tide comes in very quickly.


Details:

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Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark
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Attributes
Easy; Coastal; River
Start
SD456755 - Silverdale, Lancs
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Finish
SD434288 - Freckleton, Lancs
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet
Lancashire Coastal Way (Lancashire County Council)

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger
9697102
OS Landranger Active
9697102
OS Explorer
741286296
OS Explorer Active
741286296

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Hostel Accommodation
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The Willowfield  (bookable online)
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Number 43  (bookable online)
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Bunk House
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Self-catering
Woodlands Pine Lodges  (bookable online)
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Woodlands Country House Hotel  (bookable online)
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4 Km
Camp Site
Fell End Caravan Park  (bookable online)
4 Km
4 Km
Self-catering
Fell End Caravan Park  (bookable online)
5 Km
4 Km
Self-catering
Culdene, Carnforth  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
6 Km
Self-catering
South Lakeland Leisure Village  (bookable online)
2 Km
6 Km
Self-catering
Swans Rest Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
64 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Carlton  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
83 Km
B & B Accommodation
Trentham  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
83 Km
B & B Accommodation
4 Star Phildene Blackpool  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
84 Km
B & B Accommodation
Lyndene Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
84 Km

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Route Profile:

108.4 Km (67.4 miles)
638 m (2,093 ft) ascent
69 m (226 ft)  maximum height