6 great walks near the River Wyre

PUBLISHED: 08:27 13 August 2019

The River Wyre near Scorton by Keith Carter

The River Wyre near Scorton by Keith Carter

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Lancashire is full of famous walking destinations, but one place that is often overlooked is the Wyre. The upside to visiting the area is that you can explore the beautiful countryside without the crowds of other more visited spots.

Wyresdale by Keith CarterWyresdale by Keith Carter

Scorton and Wyresdale

The River Wyre flows through the area nera Scorton and the Wyre Way keeps pace with it on its way to the sea at Fleetwood, this walk explores the area around Wyresdale.

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Garstang, the River Wyre and the Lancaster Canal

This waterside circular route takes in a riverside section to lead out along the Wyre and a Lancaster canal section to lead back.

River Wyre near Garstang by John CollierRiver Wyre near Garstang by John Collier

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St Michael's on Wyre

The bridge in the centre of St Michael's on Wyre is the latest of many crossings that have marked this spot for hundreds of years. This circular walk starts out from here, taking in a section of the Wyre Way.

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Little Singleton to Shard Bridge

Start at the crossroads at Little Singleton and walk as far as Shard Bridge returning via Skippool Creek and Little Poulton by field paths.

St Michael's on Wyre by Keith CarterSt Michael's on Wyre by Keith Carter

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Skippool and the River Wyre

Skippool Creek is famous for its seafaring history and past incarnation as a port, these days, far fewer goods and people pass through here but this quiet part of the county can help you get away from it all without travelling too far.

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Knott End on Sea

Wyre Estuary is where the River Wyre makes the final leg of its 28 mile journey from its source in the Forest of Bowland to the Irish Sea. While most of you will have visited the west bank and the seaside town of Fleetwood, not as many of you will have ventured over to Knott End-on-Sea on the east side.

The River Wyre near Shard Bridge by Keith CarterThe River Wyre near Shard Bridge by Keith Carter

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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