BlackpoolLytham St Anne's

Blalyt one
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Distance

9km/6mi

Ascent

38m

Descent

23m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Blackpool and Lytham St Anne's.

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Reviews - 3

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

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Downloads - 6

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Grade 1: Entirely smooth and compacted surfaces.
Access grade Y: Stile, step and obstacle free.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Maybe present Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Not present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Not present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Maybe present Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 113.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 9.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 8.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 4.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Very clear (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

52.0% of the route is on roads (1)

100.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

There is no data on muddiness

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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1Y November 2021 by Mary Oz
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Blackpool
Grid RefSD3104136644
Lat / Lon 53.82149° / -3.04900°
Easting / Northing331,041E / 436,644N
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Lytham St Anne's
Grid RefSD3224828999
Lat / Lon 53.75295° / -3.02899°
Easting / Northing332,248E / 428,999N
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Blalyt One's land is

Intertidal flats 3.1%
Urban 96.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Gismay

26 Mar 2022 (edited 12 May 2022)

We started at Blackpool North train station then headed downhill along the route towards the sea front. The surfaces are good - there has been a lot of development in this part of Blackpool recently so everything is very pedestrian friendly. Once on the sea front, we turned left to follow the promenade. It was a lovely sunny day, with a slight see breeze. As it was the weekend, and the weather was so good, it was, as you’d expect, very busy. In between the piers it got much quieter. The sea front promenade along here was a very pleasant walk, with plenty of places to take a seat if you wanted a rest. After a couple of miles the route gently curves in front of the main tram station and then back towards St Annes. This is the main route between Blackpool and St Annes so was especially busy with traffic, however the footpaths are wide and on the side where the dunes are it is being widened for cyclists and pedestrians with lovely smooth tarmac. We stayed on the path along here, but I’d recommend going off onto the dunes or the beach for a more scenic diversion with no traffic. Once in St Anne’s, the walk goes right alongside the dunes again before reaching St Anne’s Pier, where you take a left turn and head into the town centre. There is a great variety of places to eat and drink in the town if you fancied stopping before heading onwards to the finish of this route at St Annes train station.


Mary Oz

05 Nov 2021

From Blackpool North station to the coast has recently been resurfaced and is wide, smooth, level or very gently sloping, with no kerbs and with easy road crossings. There is then about 3 miles of off-road promenade with occasional cyclists, very easy walking. Across the road there is a never-ending supply of fish and chips and seaside tat. The public toilets are all coin operated (40p), but I found free ones at the back of a penny arcade. There are wonderful views over the sea to North Wales and to the Lake District, and there are also some very nice buildings (Art Deco and older) if you can see past the modern branding and additions. After a while the entertainment venues are replaced by hotels, then the giant roller coasters, and eventually, at the end of the prom, the plotted route goes inland slightly, and along the main road for more than a mile. On one side is new housing and on the other are fairly high dunes, blocking the view of the sea. This section is boring apart from the small planes from the airport going overhead. It is all paved but in places the sand has drifted onto the pavement. Even along the smaller road into St Annes, the sea view blocked by dunes, until the pier is reached.
It is possible, tides permitting, to walk all of this along the beach itself. Access points may be restricted – from the South Pier to the dunes, wave action has caused a water-filled hollow at the base of the sea wall and the stairs to the beach are blocked off. You could also walk on top of the dunes, but the plotted BlaLyt One route is as described here.
The route from St Annes Pier to the station is very pleasant, with shops and cafés and nicely designed street furniture.


JanMet

01 May 2021

This very flat walk can more or less be completed along the sands with minimal time spent on the roads. The sands and dunes are easy to walk on and of course there are several opportunities for an ice cream or cup of tea.


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