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Wyreside Trail

LOCALITY: Stanah, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 1.5 miles (2.41 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Suitable for wheelchairs, Toilets

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
OS MAP: Lancaster, Morecambe & Fleetwood

Walk description:

This walk starts from the Wyre Ecology Centre situated at Stanah, Thornton. Grid Reference 365 431. For Sat Nav users use.

Start from the car park next to the Wyreside Visitor Centre. Walk onto the main driveway and turn right. Follow the driveway along to the fingerpost (signposted 'Riverside Path to Cocle Hall and Skippool') and take the path on the left.

At Cocle Hall (� mile from the Ecology Centre) there is a three way fingerpost and picnic area. Continue straight on along the estuary path towards Skippool.

Eventually the path curves around the another three way fingerpost at a place known as Ramper Pot. The path joins the Skippool path and a track leads off to the right. Take this track (signposted Underbank Road) and pass through the gate.

Continue along the track round to the 'T' junction with Underbank Road. Turn right and walk along this narrow road between the hedgerows. Listen for the song of Whitethroat and Willow Warbler (summer visitors from Africa).

At the end of Underbank Road continue left along Stanah Road until you reach the junction with River Road.

Turn right along River Road and return to the Wyreside Visitor Centre. Please visit the Ecology Centre free of charge and enjoy learning about the wildlife around the estuary.

Additional notes:

he River Wyre lies in an area of land shaped by the Great Ice Age. It weaves its way between small hills and drumlins formed by glaciers as they progressed southwards.

The large mudflats exposed between mid and low tides attract several species of birds including Shelduck, Mallard, Curlew and Redshank. Ramper Pot

For more information please refer to www.wyrebc.gov.uk.

02/07/2008 | Walk posted by Admin Team

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