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 bird life.
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. 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.
This route is about 60 miles. The start/end points are: The car park on Cove Lane in Silverdale and The Ship pub in Freckleton.
The route also includes either a Ferry crossing or diversion onto the "Wyre Way" if the Ferry service is not operational.
I will attempt to run the Lancashire Coastal Way from North to South on Saturday 26th September 2020.