Walk: Wyre estuary

Wyre map
Wyre map

From the visitors centre go straight ahead on the left side of the car park to pick up the Wyreside Trail.

In quick succession this passes a bus stop, picnic tables and family area.

At the drive the trail divides. Cross the drive to join the riverside path close to the salt marsh.

Follow the path for the next mile as it hugs the shore turning east to a small creek.

Here turn left towards an area of moorings characterised by ram shackled improvisation. A little under 600yds further along turn right through trees on a footpath leading to Thornton Hall Farm.

Keep ahead to Woodhouse Lane which leads onto the B5412. Turn left and then right into Tarn Road. After following a bend to the right cross to Links Gate and follow it down to an area of exclusive property to a footpath between high fences. This arrives at the busy Amounderness Way.

Cross the road turn left and then almost immediately right onto a footpath which leads onto Poulton Golf Club.

Keeping to the edge of fairways after crossing a footbridge bear right to the tall hedgerow marking the boundary of the course. Here almost in line with the clubhouse located a stile leading onto a wooded path.

Turn left and follow the path to Breck Road.

Turn right and then left into Station Road. Continue to the railway bridge and then just before it take a path on the left that cuts through to Howarth Crescent.

erWhere the path divides bear left to reach Moorland Road, alongside Hodgson Academy. Turn right to go past the front of the school and then turn left into Little Poulton Lane.

Follow the lane past properties ancient and modern to its end. Here take a footpath sign posted to Skippool ¾ mile. This leads across fields to the banks of Main Dyke. When you reach it turn left. Keep on the path to reach Mains Road. Turn left.

Cross a busy roundabout to turn right onto B5412 and then right again into Wyre Lane. This leads round to Skippool Car Park and then the Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club.

At Rampers Pot keep ahead to follow a path between high hedges as it bends left to join Underbank Road. Turn right.

Follow the road to Stanah House Farm and follow it as it continues as Stanah Road to reach River Road. Turn right River Road leads back to the Country Park.