GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sunderland Point Walk

3 miles (5.5 km)

Visit this lovely peninsula in Lancashire and enjoy great views across theRiver LuneandMorecambe Bay. It's a hidden gem of a walk with the changing tides, coastal birds and pretty old cottages to see.
Sunderland Point is located near to both Heysham and Lancaster. The Point is a great place for a peaceful stroll with coastal views, salt marsh, beach, mud flats, farmland and lots of wildlife to look out for. These include birds such as Curlew, Heron and Peewit.
You can park at Potts Corner at Alderley Bank to being the walk. Footpaths then take you along the coast to the village of Sunderland Point where you'll pass a series of attractive Georgian houses by the quay. The area is also home to Sambo's grave. The master of a slave or servant called Sambo left him at Sunderland Pointin the 18th century where he subsequently died in the brewery. The grave is a tourist attraction decorated with flowers or stones painted by local children.
To continue your walking in the area you could visit Morecambe Bay or try the Lune Estuary Footpath.


LA3 3HP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sunderland Point OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sunderland Point Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The village of Overton is located close to the point and worthy of a visit. You could extend the walk by following country lanes north from the Point to the village. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the 17th century Ship Hotel. There's a nice cosy lounge in the winter and a beer garden to relax in on warmer days. The walls also display paintings by both Stephanie Province, the landlady, a professional artist, and other artists with the art work available for sale. You can find it on Main Street with a postcode of LA3 3HD for your sat navs.
Heading west from Overton will take you back to the car park on country lanes and public footpaths, turning it into a longer circular walk.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The area is unique in the UK as being the only community to be on the mainland and yet dependent upon tidal access. The only vehicular access to the village is via a single-track road fromOverton1.5 miles (2.4km) away crossing a tidalmarsh. The road is covered by water at everyhigh tide.

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Sunderland Point, Lancashire, England

View of the cottages on Sunderland Point on the north west coast of England. This series of late 17th century and Georgian dwellings are well protected against the often inclement weather.

Old Hall, Sunderland Point

Old Hall, Sunderland Point. The last house before the point.

Causeway, Sunderland Point - - 125422

Causeway, Sunderland Point. The causeway is covered at high tide.

The road from Sunderland Point. - - 500482

The road from Sunderland Point. If you can't see the notice you are in trouble, and the high tide mark on the wall behind the photographer looks to be capable of covering it completely.

The Lane, Sunderland Point - - 125428

The blue sign point to "Sambo's Grave" on the other side of the Point.

The west side of Sunderland Point - - 1736382

The west side of Sunderland Point The grass is doing well to colonise, but the coast needs artificial reinforcement.

"Old Hall" at Sunderland point. - - 500458

"Old Hall" at Sunderland point. Note that a lot of the greenery in the foreground is shown as below the high water mark on the map.

Sunderland Point from Glasson - - 1415544

Sunderland Point from Glasson. Looking across the mouth of the River Lune from Glasson towards Sunderland Point with Morecambe Bay in the background


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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