WALKING AROUND MORECAMBE BAY
EXPLORE MORECAMBE BAY BY FOOT WITH ONE OF THESE WALKING TRAILS.
The Morecambe Bay coastline, much of which is of international ornithological interest, offers an array of landscapes from the distinctive limestone scenery of Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, through glazed saltmarshes and agricultural land, the seaside resorts of Morecambe and Fleetwood, as well as well as the major river estuaries of the Lune and Wyre.
Walking can be the very best way to explore the countryside, canals, coast and towns, giving you access
to stunning views, quiet lanes and rare wildlife. And Morecambe Bay and the surrounding area offers a terrain and distance to suit everyone. From short, gentle rambles to long distance treks, you can download a whole range of walks that allow you to explore the area.
Here is a list of some that you are sure to enjoy:-
HEART OF BARROW WALK
A one hour walk through the Barrow Conservation Area.
This walk will take you from The Dock Museum along Channelside and over the reclaimed Slagbank’s around Barrow.
ST GEORGE’S WALK
A one hour walk through St George’s Conservation area in Barrow
A 4 mile walk around Walney Island near Barrow with the option to extend to 6.8 miles
MORECAMBE TERN TRAIL
Less than a Mile.
Enjoy a stroll along Morecambe Promenade taking in the TERN series of public artworks including the famous Eric Morecambe statue
CARNFORTH CANAL WALKS
4.5 – 6 mile walks
The four easy walks detailed in this leaflet allow ample time and opportunity to explore the countryside which links two of England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; The Forest of Bowland and Arnside and Silverdale.
WALKING FOR ALL
Eight walks of different ability around Lancaster, Morecambe and the Lune Valley. Walks range from 3 to 9 miles.
LANCASHIRE COASTAL WAY
The Coastal Way is a 137 mile footpath following the Lancashire coastline from Merseyside to Cumbria. The Lancashire coastal walk provides spectacular views of Morecambe Bay, the Bowland Fells and the Lake District, and the opportunity, particularly in spring and autumn, to observe the large variety of waders and seabirds for which the Lancashire coast and estuaries are internationally important.
THE FOREST OF BOWLAND
Offers some of the most beautiful and remote walking in the country, from the grandeur and isolation of the moorland hills to the undulating lowlands with their distinctive pattern of settlements, woodland cloughs and river valleys. These landscape contrasts, along with the serenity and tranquility of the area make this a walker’s paradise.
As well as the fell tops and moors, there are extensive opportunities for shorter and less challenging routes in the valleys, most especially riverside walks which abound in the area.
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