GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fleetwood Walks

16 miles (25.2 km)

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 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fleetwood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

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.

Dog Walking

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.

Photos

National Westminster Bank, Church Street, Fleetwood - geograph.org.uk - 1401645 (cropped)

National Westminster Bank, Church Street, Fleetwood. A fine late Victorian building.

The Mount, Fleetwood - geograph.org.uk - 42955

The Mount.
An impressive belvedere wherein to take tea and view the sea.

Pharos Lighthouse, Fleetwood - geograph.org.uk - 429382

Pharos Lighthouse. The lighthouse (Upper Light) is the second of Fleetwood's onshore lighthouses designed by Decimus Burton. Also built in 1840 of sandstone but more slender and over twice the height of the Lower Light. When the Upper Lighthouse is seen directly above the Lower Lighthouse by an approaching ship, the captain knows that it is safely in the channel. Originally one of three lighthouses, the third the Wyre Light, designed by blind engineer Alexander Mitchell is set 2 miles off the coast. Unfortunately it was decommissioned in 1979 and has been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair.

Marine Hall, Fleetwood - geograph.org.uk - 429406

The Marine Hall on the sea front on Fleetwood’s Esplanade is overlooked by the Mount and backed by spectacular sea views over Morecambe Bay. It opened in 1935 and besides the concert hall there are bowling greens and crazy golf.

Boating Pool, Fleetwood - geograph.org.uk - 17225

Boating Pool

Beach Lighthouse, Fleetwood - geograph.org.uk - 429360

Beach Lighthouse. The Beach Lighthouse (Lower Light) was designed by Capt. H.M. Denham with architect Decimus Burton, built of sandstone and first lit in 1840. They designed many buildings in Fleetwood, the town created by the Preston & Wyre Railway as the northern terminus of its branch line from the West Coast main line. There were sea links to Glasgow, the Isle of Man, Barrow in Furness, and Belfast.

Cherub fountain, Fleetwood - geograph.org.uk - 429391

Cherub fountain. This highly ornate cast iron Victorian drinking fountain has lion's claw feet and lion masks, foliage and acanthus leaves on the upright and is topped with a cherub. It is situated on the seafront outside Euston Park.

Knott End from Fleetwood Dock - geograph.org.uk - 429451

Knott End from Fleetwood Dock. Looking across the River Wyre to Knott End from the quay at the dock.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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