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Breath of Fresh Air


35 km / 22 miles
A 22 mile circular walk exploring the varied countryside south of the historic city of Lancaster. Including shorter route options of 4, 7,11 and 15 miles, the walk is steeped in history and scenic landscapes. Follow the railways of the past along the beautiful estuary of the River Lune as it empties into Morecambe Bay. Enjoy the tranquillity of the canal as it passes through pastoral farmland and onward into the historic city of Lancaster.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Web Sites: Breath of Fresh Air

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Breath of Fresh Air  (Norman Thomas  - 2010 )
Looseleaf Breath of Fresh Air - the 22 mile walk  (Norman Thomas )
Badge Badge for A Breath of Fresh Air  (Norman Thomas )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 97, 102
OS Landranger Active 97, 102
OS Explorer 41, 296
OS Explorer Active 41, 296

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Route Profile:

35.1 km (21.8 miles)
220 m (722 ft) ascent
32 m (105 ft)  maximum height

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