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95 km / 59 miles
The Lancashire coastline has a variety of landscapes from the distinctive limestone scenery of Arnside and Silverdale, saltmarshes and agricultural land and the seaside resorts of Morecambe and Blackpool and the Fylde coast. Lancaster and Carnforth are passed en route. There are major river estuaries of the Lune, Wyre and Ribble with much birdlife.

There is evidence of past industries based on iron, salt and limestone, alongside the modern businesses of British Aerospace, Nuclear Electric, British Gas and ICI and busy harbours at Fleetwood, Heysham and Glasson Dock and views of Morecambe Bay, the Bowland Fells and the Lake District.

A leaflet may be downloaded from the link below and the route is shown on OS mapping. Sections of the route are liable to tidal flooding: please check before setting out on your journey to make sure the route is still passable, and check tide tables. Parts of the route pass along the seaward side of the sea defences that consist of steep and slippery rocks, difficult to ascend, while the tide comes in very quickly.

Information on the times of the ferry service between Fleetwood and Knott End Ferry can be found on


Waymark: Gull & wave logo
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Gull & wave logo
Attributes: Easy
Start: SD457755 - Silverdale, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD437290 - Freckleton, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Griffmonster - Lancashire Coastal Way posts [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Lancashire Coastal Way & the Wyre Way : Fleetwood and Knott End to Lancaster  (Lancashire County Books  - 1993 )
External download Visit Lancashire - Lancashire Coastal Way  (Visit Lancashire  - 2005 ) Download


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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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 96, 97, 102
OS Landranger Active 96, 97, 102
OS Explorer 7, 41, 286, 296
OS Explorer Active 7, 41, 286, 296

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GPX Route File
Lancashire Coastal Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 10/10/2021 09:25:12 - Further minor amendment to route
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Lancashire Coastal Way Memory Map Route File
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Lancashire Coastal Way Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

95.0 km (59.0 miles)
559 m (1,834 ft) ascent
68 m (223 ft)  maximum height

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