The Coastal way is a 66 mile footpath following the coastline between Merseyside and Cumbria.
The Lancashire coastline, much of which is of international ornithological interest comprises distinctive limestone scenery of Arnside / Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, through grazed saltmarshes and agricultural land, the seaside resorts of Morecambe and Blackpool and the Fylde coast, as well as the major river estuaries of the Lune, Wyre and Ribble.
Walking the Coastal Way will enable you to relive history as well as observe today’s coastal activities. Witness the evidence of early industries based on iron, salt and limestone, alongside the modern businesses of British Aerospace, Nuclear Electric, British Gas and ICI. The busy harbours at Fleetwood, Heysham and Glasson Dock contrast sharply with the holiday atmosphere of the seaside resorts.
Above all the coastal way 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.