Walking is something that most of us can do. The footpaths and beaches of the Fylde Coast are yours to enjoy as often as you like. And it’s free!
The beauty of the Fylde Coast is that it’s so flat, which is ideal for complete beginners and seasoned walkers alike.
If you need a bigger physical challenge than the landscape provides, walk more quickly, run or carry a heavy backpack!
You don’t need any specialist equipment at all to enjoy miles of beautiful coastline, just a pair of shoes, a suitable coat, and sunscreen if it’s a nice day. Don’t forget that you’ll burn more quickly than you might imagine – even on an apparently cool day.
Walking from River to River
If you feel so inclined you could walk from river mouth to river mouth, right around the peninsula of land that is the Fylde Coast.
The River Ribble opens to the sea at Lytham in the south, and you can walk the coastline from there right through to Fleetwood and the mouth of the River Wyre in the north, along the coastal Lancashire Way footpath.
According to Google Maps, from West Beach at Lytham to Dock Street at Fleetwood is a little over 17 miles.
However far you would like to go – 17 miles or 17 minutes – the beauty of walking is that it’s free, it’s fresh air and good exercise.
You’ll see all kinds of things on your way, it lifts your spirits and improves your health – start by walking a little and often and build up your stamina from there so that you can enjoy a longer distance.
Walking Dogs on Beaches
Don’t forget that Dog Control Orders are in place on all of the Fylde Coast bathing beaches throughout the bathing water season.
That means you can’t walk with your dog on designated beaches from 1 May to 30 September each year. If you do you may get an on-the-spot fine.
If you are walking on the beach you will have to divert onto the promenade at each of the beaches where restrictions apply.
If you do take your dog onto the beach at any time of the year please remember that you should pick up and bin their poo, wherever you are. Please do not leave it to be washed away by the sea.
How to Join In
If you’ve got a favourite walking route drop us a line, with photos if you can, and we’ll include it in this section.
Just email your routes and photos to jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk
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