Lancashire Coastal Way - Walk around the Lancashire Coastline
137 miles of beautiful coastline, from the Ribble estuary to Cumbria
The Lancashire Coastal Way is 137 mile footpath stretching along the North West coast. It starts alongside the Ribble Estuary near the city of Preston in the centre of the the county. The footpath then follows the Fylde coast around Blackpool and Fleetwood before coming past Moss Wood Caravan Park and heading up the coastline around Cockerham Sands towards Lancaster and Morecambe Bay. From there the path continues to its northern terminus at the border with Cumbria and the Lake District.
Bird Watching and History
The Lancashire Coastal Way takes in three major estuaries on its route around the coast of Lancashire. The Ribble, Lune and Wyre estuaries are all of major scientific interest due to their importance to wildlife. They are vital to birds in particular and a whole range of species can be spotted along the footpath, especially around the estuary areas. Avid birdwatchers can spot a variety of birdlife along the route, including oyster catchers, turnstone, common redshanks, cormorants and more.
In addition to the natural life, you will also see traces of human civilisation stretching back hundreds of years. People have been leaving their mark on the Lancashire coastline for a very long time and it makes for a fascinating walk for anyone interested in history. Along the coastline there are the relics of fortifications and you’ll learn more about the various industries that were important to the regions heritage.
The picture here shows the Lancashire Coastal Way looking from Knott End towards Cockerham and Moss Wood Caravan Park.
Caravan park on the Lancashire Coastal Way
The Lancashire Coastal Way passes just one mile away from Moss Wood Caravan Park at its closest point, approximately half way along its route around the Lancashire coastline. This makes Moss Wood an ideal point to start exploring this national footpath, with the opportunity to head both north and south.
Our holiday park is the perfect destination from which to walk parts of the Lancashire Coastal Way. Spend your day hiking sections of the path nearby, before returning to the comfort of your caravan, campervan or motorhome. Enjoy a relaxing shower to soothe your muscles after a day of walking in our clean, modern and heated shower block. Our on-site shop stocks all the essentials you will need to cook up a hearty meal to refuel for the next day!