GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cockerham Sands Walks

10 miles (16.4 km)

This walk explores the lovely Cockerham Sands on the Lancashire coast. It's a fine place for a bracing walk with excellent views across the Lune Estuary to Sunderland Point. There's also a visit to a historic Scheduled Ancient Monument to enjoy on the way.
You can start the walk from the car park at Glasson Dock, just to the north of the sands. From here you can pick up the Lancashire Coastal Way and follow the waymarked footpath south along Marsh Lane to the coast at Crook Farm. Continue south and the path will take you Plover Hill and the remains of Cockersand Abbey. The abbey was founded in the 12th century but the only significant remains are the vaulted chapter house which was built in 1230.It is notable as aGrade I listed buildingandScheduled Ancient Monument.
The route then continues east past the caravan site to Cockerham village where you can enjoy refreshments at the local inn before returning on the same paths.


LA2 0BB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cockerham Sands OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cockerham Sands Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Manor Inn in Cockerham village is a good option for some refreshment on the walk. The pub does a fine Sunday lunch for a very reasonable price. There's also a garden area if the weather is good. You can find them on the Main Street at postcode LA2 0EF.

Dog Walking

The coastal path makes for a fine dog walk. The Manor Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east of Glasson Docks there's the delightful Conder Green to explore. The area includes a nice picnic site, trails along the Lancaster Canal, fine views of the tidal River Conder and a historic old mill restaurant for refreshments afterwards.
Cyclists can pick up the Lancashire Cycleway Northern Loop in the village.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lancashire Walks page.


Lancashire Coastal Way at Cockerham Sands - - 2125231

Lancashire Coastal Way at Cockerham Sands

Cockerham Sands Caravan Park - - 1958983

Cockerham Sands Caravan Park

Beach, Cockerham Sands - - 1242828

Vegetation is getting a foothold on this part of the beach.

Chapter House, Cockersand Abbey - - 1958944

Chapter House, Cockersand Abbey

Ruins at Cockersand Abbey - - 1188056

Ruins at Cockersand Abbey. The rebuilt and preserved Chapter House was only a small part of the Abbey. Much lies buried, and even more was removed after the Dissolution, the stone finding its way into the sea defences and local dwellings. The picture was taken in the region of the North Transept and later Lady Chapel.

Old Slipway Near Cockersand Abbey - - 1188034

Old Slipway Near Cockersand Abbey

Lancashire Coastal Path - - 1189428

Lancashire Coastal Path

The Manor Inn, Cockerham - - 927046

The Manor Inn, Cockerham village


GPS Files

GPX File

Cockerham Sands.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Cockerham Sands.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)