GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blackpool Walks

10 miles (16.5 km)

The historic tourist town of Blackpool is situated on the Irish Sea on the Lancashire coast. There's plenty of good coastal walks, pretty parks and river trails to follow through the area.
This coastal walk takes you from the town to Fleetwood using a section of the Lancashire Coastal Way. The route runs for a distance of just under 10 miles along a fairly flat, waymarked footpath. Along the way there's nice sea views and on a clear day you will even have the Lake District hills as a fine backdrop.
The walk starts from the world famous Blackpool Tower which dates from the late 19th century. From here you head north passing the North Pier on your way to Bispham. The route continues past the town of Cleveleys before rounding Rossall Point and finishing in Fleetwood. In Fleetwood you can catch the ferry over to Knott End where there's more coastal walks to enjoy. You can pick up the Wyre Way around here and follow it to the Wyre Estuary Country Park where there's lots of wildlife to see.

Blackpool OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blackpool Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Blackpool

  • Stanley Park - This lovely park in Blackpool has nice footpaths and a cycle trail to enjoy
  • Marton Mere - Enjoy a short walk around this pretty nature reserve near Blackpool
  • Lancashire Coastal Way - Travel along the beautiful Lancashire coast from Silverdale to Freckleton on this fairly easy walk.
    You start off at Silverdale and head south to Morecambe Bay passing Warton and Bolton-Le-Sands
  • Knott End - Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty coastal village in Lancashire
  • Wyre Way - Follow the course of the River Wyre from Fleetwood to Abbeystead Reservoir on this waymarked walk in Lancashire
  • Wyre Estuary Country Park - Enjoy a walk along the network of accessible paths by the beautiful Wyre Estuary in this waterside country park near Blackpool
  • Ribble Estuary - Explore the most important river estuary in the UKon this coastal walk in Lytham St Annes

The coastal path and the wide beaches make the area excellent for dog walking.

To contine your walking around Blackpool head inland to visit the famous Stanley Park. Near here there's also the pretty Marton Mere where there are good birdwatching opportunites.
If you head south from the town you could visit the quieter town of Lytham St Annes. There's some nice beaches here and fine views over the Ribble Estuary which is a signifcant place for wildfowl.

Photos

Blackpool Tower - geograph.org.uk - 1522047

Blackpool Tower dates from 1894 and is a Grade I. listed building. It was commissioned by John Bickerstaff, the Town's famous Mayor, after he visited the Great Paris Exhibition in 1889 and was impressed by the Eiffel Tower. Blackpool Tower rises to 158m (518ft 9 inches) and can be seen from most places within a 30 mile radius. It houses a number of attractions not least of which is its ballroom in which dancers are accompanied by a magnificent Wurlitzer organ. This view of the Tower also illustrates the attractive Victorian ironwork that graces much of the North Pier. The security fence to the left of the kiosk surrounded an area of the Pier that was being re-decked when this photograph was taken. The crane jib on the shoreline to the right marks the reconstruction project that was taking place over much of Blackpool Promenade.

Shelter between Norbreck and Bispham (geograph 2639447)

Shelter between Norbreck and Bispham

Norbreck Castle Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 1583883

Norbreck Castle Hotel

Tram at Cleveleys - geograph.org.uk - 1008851

Tram at Cleveleys

Cleveleys Promenade - geograph.org.uk - 429841

Cleveleys Promenade

The Coastguard Station near Rossall Point - geograph.org.uk - 1594425

The Coastguard Station near Rossall Point

The Wyre Way near Rossall Point - geograph.org.uk - 429423

The Wyre Way near Rossall Point. The Wyre Way is a 41 mile recreational route following the course of the River Wyre from its source in the Forest of Bowland along the coast at Fleetwood and Knott End. This is the coastline of the NW corner of the Fylde peninsula.

The beach at Fleetwood - geograph.org.uk - 1594446

The beach at Fleetwood

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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