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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.


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Easy; Coastal; River
SD339484 - Fleetwood, Lancashire
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SD555537 - Abbeystead Reservoir, Lancashire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Wyre Way: Garstang to Marshaw/Tarnbrook (Wyreside Ecology Centre - 1999)
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Badge & Certificate for Wyre Way (Wyreside Ecology Centre)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Swans Rest Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
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27 Km

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Route Profile:

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