A Walk around Lancaster

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The well-built cycle and pedestrian way is taken along the river to Lancaster; the futuristic Millennium Cycle Bridge leading to Morecambe is seen. A walk round the many buildings of old Lancaster precedes a climb up the hill to Williamson Park and the Ashton Memorial, giving breathtaking views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. The return is along little-used bridleways and tracks with good but stony surfaces.

England - North England - Lancashire - Town or city

Features

Ancient Monument, Castle, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views
14/03/2014 - Graham Brookes

Suitable for all dogs but mainly on tarmac and pavements. For dogs to explore, there is a woodland strip between the tarmacked former railway now bridleway and the River Lune and also at Williamson Park where there are many other dogs.

14/03/2014 - Graham Brookes

A city walk with a tarmac track into the city next to the River Lune that is mainly industrial with limited views of the river that is not particularly picturesque. Pleasant in places around Halton in particular. Fine if you want to visit the historical features of the city but the walk in and out was primarily dull. If you want to see the sights of the city, I suggest that your time can be used more profitably by just visiting the city. If you want to complete the route as described, a bike would be my preferred mode of transport.

11/06/2007 - Ian Fairnie

A surprisingly tranquil walk. Only a small proportion is actually in the city. Over 90% is on tarmac paths with the rest on pavement or gravel tracks. Could be done in a wheelchair but there are some significant uphill sections! All directions easy to follow although the vegetation has grown a lot since the photographs were taken.

16/12/2004 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Quite a while since we visited all the sights of Lancaster so this was interesting and the rest of the walk was lovely and possible which many walks involving fields are not at present. By bus from Preston (40 or 41 twice hourly) alight at the Lancaster Infirmary which is across the road from the entrance to the canal at Waymark 7. If time permits a visit to the Butterfly House on Williamson Park is well worthwhile.

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