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Slow Ways linking Blackpool and Cleveleys, Kirkham, Lytham St Anne's, Poulton-le-Fylde, Thornton
Great Britain / Lancashire / Blackpool
Blackpool’s five Slow Ways are 65% checked
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Enjoy me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 49m||Descent 67m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 127m||Descent 121m|
||Review me||Distance 17km/11mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
Blackpool—Lytham St Anne's
||Enjoy me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 38m||Descent 23m|
||Double check||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 42m||Descent 32m|
||Review me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 55m||Descent 45m|
||Review me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 52m||Descent 42m|
||Review me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 46m||Descent 27m|
72% of Blackpool’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
4 people have contributed to Blackpool’s Slow Ways
2 people have pledged to walk and review a route
6 people have surveyed a route in Blackpool
63km out of 79km have been walked and reviewed
97km of reviews have been shared in Blackpool
At Todderstaff Farm a narrow track next to the caravans led to a farm track where there was a slightly intimidating “Stop” sign. After crossing the railway another farm track became a field path parallel to the railway. This was fine, but after the traditional narrow bridge in the corner, the diagonal public footpath across the field had been obliterated by crops and I had to walk around the side towards the tennis courts. There was then a bit of rough land alongside the tennis courts to reach a rickety stile onto a good path around a warehouse to the football stadium....
Mary Oz surveyed Blakir twoWalk this route
Mary Oz added Blakir two, a new walk from Blackpool to KirkhamWalk this route
Isabel pledged to walk Blakir oneWalk this route
Isabel pledged to walk Blakir oneWalk this route
The line may not be perfectly drawn, but it doesn’t matter - simply follow the sea and have a marvellous time!...
It was a lovely quiet walk, passing the occasional dog walker, runner or fisher person and got the tram back from Cleveleys to Blackpool at the end....
We started at Blackpool North train station then headed downhill along the route towards the sea front. After a couple of miles the route gently curves in front of the main tram station and then back towards St Annes....
Turn into Linden Place opposite the hospice, turn right along a pavement (not road) to cut through to the end of Edmonton Place, then use the footpath next to the white fence, onto the sports field. From here, the route follows a B road with a pavement into Carleton, where there are shops and a pub. After the subway below the main road, a footpath crosses the disused Poulton to Fleetwood railway, which you can read more about, as you cross it again, going into Thornton....
Mary Oz surveyed Blatho oneWalk this route
Mary Oz surveyed Blacle oneWalk this route
This route is almost entirely along the seaside promenade and is surfaced the entire way. There are benches, shelters, and toilets (unisex with individual doors, 40p in Blackpool or 30p further along, also accessible) dotted along throughout the route, and also bus and tram stops (although the tramline moves inland north of Little Bispham)....
Mary Oz surveyed Blapou threeWalk this route
Mary Oz added Blapou three, a new walk from Blackpool to Poulton-le-FyldeWalk this route
It crosses Stanley Park which is an excellent park with an Art Deco café, gardens and a boating lake, which the route crosses over two wide bridges. The route is slightly let down by a wide kissing gate into the new housing estate, otherwise I think the whole route would have been pretty easy to wheel. The route weaves through pleasant housing and then through Normoss, where there are various facilities, and fields on one side of the road....
Mary Oz surveyed Blapou twoWalk this route
This route has several inaccessible sections around Layton and College from grid reference 325370 to 331374. I made a detour and have uploaded and reviewed BlaPou Two as the alternative....
Mary Oz added Blapou two, a new walk from Blackpool to Poulton-le-FyldeWalk this route
This route goes around the north of St Mary’s Catholic Academy on a track, and then there are more residential streets, and then a track alongside a drainage channel and a fenced field of horses....
Mary Oz surveyed BlackpoolView facilities
Even along the smaller road into St Annes, the sea view blocked by dunes, until the pier is reached. You could also walk on top of the dunes, but the plotted BlaLyt One route is as described here....
Mary Oz surveyed Blalyt oneWalk this route
Blackpoolbelle surveyed BlackpoolView facilities
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....
Slow Ways added Blacle one, a new walk from Blackpool to CleveleysWalk this route
Slow Ways added Blakir one, a new walk from Blackpool to KirkhamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Blalyt one, a new walk from Blackpool to Lytham St Anne'sWalk this route
Slow Ways added Blapou one, a new walk from Blackpool to Poulton-le-FyldeWalk this route
Slow Ways added Blatho one, a new walk from Blackpool to ThorntonWalk this route
Blackpool’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
53.82149° / -3.04900°
Easting / Northing
331,041E / 436,644N
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