6 great walks in and around Morecambe Bay

The view over Morecambe Bay at Hest Bank by Kirsty Thompson

The view over Morecambe Bay at Hest Bank by Kirsty Thompson - Credit: Archant

Morecambe Bay covers a vast area of the North West coast, from the outer limits of Lancashire’s coastal resorts in the south to the edges of the Lake District in the north. There are many great walks on the beaches and surrounding areas along its length and we’ve picked half a dozen of our favorites from our archives.

1 Wyre Estuary near Knott End-on-Sea by John Lenehan

1 Wyre Estuary near Knott End-on-Sea by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Knott End-on-Sea
Knott End-on-Sea is located on the southern edge of Morecambe Bay, across the Wyre estuary from Fleetwood. We head inland from the promenade on this walk and explore the Wyre coutryside
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Cockersands Abbey by John Lenehan

Cockersands Abbey by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Glasson Dock
Heading north, we come to Glasson Dock which lies at the mouth of the Lune Estuary. We start at the Marina at Glasson Dock and head south down the coast towards Cockersand Abbey.
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Beautiful old houses on the shore line at Sunderland Point by John Lenehan

Beautiful old houses on the shore line at Sunderland Point by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Sunderland Point
On the opposite bank of the River Lune lies Sunderland Point, one of the more remote points of the county. We start off inland at Middleton and head south towards the peninsula.
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Morecambe Bay from Bolton-le-Sands by John Cocks

Morecambe Bay from Bolton-le-Sands by John Cocks - Credit: Archant

Hest Bank
North of Morecambe is the small village of Hest Bank, which is the start and end point of this circular walk. We head north up the coast to Carnforth, and then return back south via Bolton-le-Sands.
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View to Lake District Fells by Keith Carter

View to Lake District Fells by Keith Carter - Credit: Keith Carter

Lindale
Lindale lies on the north-eastern side of Morecambe Bay, close to the River Kent. We start here but head inland and northwards towards High Newton and explore the southern edges of the expanded Lake District.
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Coastal view near Flookburgh by Keith Carter

Coastal view near Flookburgh by Keith Carter - Credit: Keith Carter

Flookburgh
Flookburgh is on the Cartmel Peninsula which is where both the Kent and Levens rivers meet Morecambe Bay. We head north towards nearby Cark, taking in a section of of the Cumbria Coastal Way.
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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.