Lancashire Coastal Way

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Lancashire Coastal Way
Lancashire Coastal Way logo.gif
Lancashire Coastal Way logo used on waymarks
Length 66 mi (106 km)
Location Lancashire, England
Trailheads Silverdale
54°10′20″N 2°50′03″W / 54.1722°N 2.8341°W / 54.1722; -2.8341 (Lancashire Coastal Way, Silverdale trailhead)
53°45′10″N 2°51′29″W / 53.7527°N 2.8580°W / 53.7527; -2.8580 (Lancashire Coastal Way, Freckleton trailhead)
Use Hiking
Elevation gain/loss total climbed is 2,093 feet (638 m)
Highest point 226 ft (69 m)
Hiking details
Hazards Tidal flooding

The Lancashire Coastal Way is a long-distance footpath following the coast of the county of Lancashire in the north west of England. Its end points are Silverdale in the north and Freckleton in the south. Its length is variously asserted to be 66 miles (106 km) (Long Distance Walkers Association[1]) or 137 miles (220 km) (Lancashire County Council[2]).


The walk starts down at Freckleton, heads west along the shore to Lytham St. Annes, continues north along the coast up to Blackpool, then across the Wyre Way over the Glasson Dock harbour inlet (or through Glasson itself on alternative route), then walk along the coast, with Garstang to the east, heading north towards Lancaster, near the Caton Trail and Brookhouse, the walk continues round the coast, keeping west to Morecambe and finally reaching Silverdale at the head of the trail.[2]

From Silverdale the Cumbria Coastal Way offers an opportunity to continue the coastal walk to Gretna.[3]


  1. ^ "Lancashire Coastal Way". Long Distance Walkers Association. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Trails and Long Routes: Lancashire Coastal Way". Lancashire Countryside Service. Archived from the original on 22 February 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Cumbria Coastal Way". Ramblers. Retrieved 1 October 2011.

External links

  • "Lancashire Coastal Way leaflet" (pdf). Lancashire Countryside Service Environment Directorate. Retrieved 6 July 2016.

Coordinates: 53°58′14″N 2°52′17″W / 53.9705°N 2.8713°W / 53.9705; -2.8713 (Lancashire Coastal Way)

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