This Lancashire coastal town is located a few miles north of the popular seaside resort of Blackpool. There's some nice coastal trails, beach walks, a local country park and good riverside paths along the Wyre estuary to enjoy here.
This circular walk from the town uses sections of the Lancashire Coastal Way and the Wyre Way to visit Wyre Estuary Country Park and the town of Knott End on the opposite side of the river estuary.
The walk starts on the sea front where you can pick up the Lancashire Coastal Way and follow the waymarked footpath west along the beach and the boating pool. You continue to Rossall Point where you turn south towards the Rossall School and Beach. Here you turn inland on the Wyre Way which will take you past the Barnaby's Sands Nature Reserve to the River Wyre. You can then follow a riverside footpath south to the Wyre Estuary Country Park.
The route continues through Thornton where you cross the river to head north to Hambleton. The trail will take you to Knott End, passing through the golf course before arriving at the town. Here you can catch the ferry back over to Fleetwood where the walk finishes.
You could extend the walk by heading east along the coast path from Knott End to Pilling. It's a lovely footpath with fine views towards the Lake District Hills on a clear day.
Fleetwood Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Fleetwood Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Fleetwood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Fleetwood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The North Euston Hotel is located in a nice spot on the waterfront. It's a large semi-circular building opened in 1841 and designed by the foremost architect of the day, Decimus Burton. It derives its name from the fact that it stood at the end of the railway line from London Euston. From the hotel there are fine views over the Wyre estuary to Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. Inside there's the stylish Bay Restaurant or Victoria Bar for post walk refreshment. You can find them on the front, close to the tram and bus stop with a postcode of FY7 6BN for your sat navs.
The trail makes for a fine dog walk but please be aware some parts of the beach are closed to dog walkers during the summer months. Dogs must also be kept on a lead on the promenade at Fleetwood.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head south towards Blackpool and you can enjoy a stroll along the prom with views of the famous tower and pleasure beach. You could also head inland and visit Stanley Park where there's lovely trails around the gardens and lakes in the historic park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lancashire Walks page.