GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Knott End Walk

3 miles (5.5 km)

Enjoy a circular coastal walk around this pretty village in Lancashire. In the summer months you can catch the Knott End Ferry from Fleetwood to Knott End on Sea. It's a lovely spot with nice views over the estuary of the River Wyre and Morecambe Bay. There's also lots of pretty cottages and coastal wildlife to look out for.
Starting from the ferry terminal you can follow waymarked footpaths south along the Wyre Way before crossing the golf course and returning to the village. On the eastern side of the golf course you can also visit the village of Preesall. After your walk there are nice cafes and a pub where you can enjoy refreshments.
To continue your walking in the area you can pick up the Lancashire Coastal Way and head east towards Pilling. Heading west past Fleetwood will take you around the coast to Cleveleys and Blackpool.
On the other side of the river you will find the pretty Wyre Estuary Country Park which has more nice footpaths and views.

Postcode

FY6 0AB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Knott End OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Knott End Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Bourne Arms can be found on Bourne May Road at postcode FY6 0AB for your sat navs. The pub overlooks the River Wyre, Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells.They serve good quality food and have a car park and garden area. The inn is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Lancashire Walks page.

Photos

Knott End - geograph.org.uk - 1584739

Seen in the setting sun from Fleetwood Ferry.

The ferry slipway, Knott End - geograph.org.uk - 1758401

The ferry slipway, Knott End

Sea Dyke cottage, Knott End - geograph.org.uk - 873337

Sea Dyke cottage, Knott End

Breakwater at Knott End - geograph.org.uk - 1758473

Breakwater at Knott End in March 2010. At the end of the ferry slipway is a shallow breakwater which affords some protection from waves. In the distance can be seen the old Wyre Lighthouse, built in 1840 by Alexander Mitchell, a blind engineer. The first of its kind, it rests upon 7 screw piles sunk into the seabed at the northern edge of North Wharf, the sandbank stretching from Fleetwood to the edge of Lune Deeps in Morecambe Bay. Unfortunately it was destroyed by fire in 1948 and has gradually fallen into worse decay since. To the right of the light, on the horizon are the Cumbrian mountains.

Knott End - geograph.org.uk - 1344264

Viewed from the ferry pier in Fleetwood

Knott End Golf Course - geograph.org.uk - 1131353

Knott End Golf Course. The clubhouse is in the distance. Picture taken from a public footpath which cuts across the course - with a danger of flying golf balls.

Shops on the corner of Lancaster Road and Clarence Avenue, Knott End-on-Sea, Lancs - geograph.org.uk - 3751440

Shops on the corner of Lancaster Road and Clarence Avenue

Wyre View, Knott End-on-Sea - geograph.org.uk - 2850090

Wyre View

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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