Slow Way Route To do
Blackpool—Thornton
Blatho one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 46m Descent 27m
Cleveleys—Thornton
Cletho one Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 4m Descent 4m
Cleveleys—Thornton
Cletho two Verify me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 6m Descent 5m
Fleetwood—Thornton
Fletho one Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 39m Descent 43m
Fleetwood—Thornton
Fletho two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Thornton—Poulton-le-Fylde
Thopou one Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 22m Descent 14m
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Thornton, Wed 30 November

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Thornton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD3427242039

Lat / Lon

53.87039° / -3.00108°

Easting / Northing

334,272E / 442,039N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Thornton's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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Fleetwood—Thornton

Mary Oz added Fletho two, a new walk from Fleetwood to Thornton

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The east side of Fleetwood, next to the Wyre Estuary, has a string of abandoned, flattened spaces where there used to be a railway line, and possibly buildings linked with the fishing industry. Unfortunately, this currently also involves crossing a track sometimes used by heavy vehicles, which have churned the crossing into two or three metres of unavoidable deep slushy mud. Apart from industrial buildings to the inland side this is really quite pleasant, and is used by walkers, with and without dogs....

Mary Oz

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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

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The east side of Fleetwood, next to the Wyre Estuary, has a string of abandoned, flattened spaces where there used to be a railway line, and possibly buildings linked with the fishing industry. After this, the coastal Wyre Way is an exposed, gravelled path alongside the open marshes and estuary. Apart from industrial buildings to the inland side this is really quite pleasant, and is used by walkers, with and without dogs....

Mary Oz

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Cleveleys—Thornton

Mary Oz added Cletho two, a new walk from Cleveleys to Thornton

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Most of the route after this consists of residential streets, more pleasant than the main road of CleTho One....

Mary Oz

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Thornton

danravenellison surveyed Thornton

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It has pavement along all of it, but the road is fairly busy and noisy....

Mary Oz

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At the end of the fenced path, the golf course is reached, where the footpath signposting is also not that obvious. GPS on OS Maps app helped me to find the exit from the golf course onto the main road....

Mary Oz

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Blackpool—Thornton

Slow Ways added Blatho one, a new walk from Blackpool to Thornton

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Cleveleys—Thornton

Slow Ways added Cletho one, a new walk from Cleveleys to Thornton

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Fleetwood—Thornton

Slow Ways added Fletho one, a new walk from Fleetwood to Thornton

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Thornton—Poulton-le-Fylde

Slow Ways added Thopou one, a new walk from Thornton to Poulton-le-Fylde

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