Little Eccleston - St Michael's - Little Eccleston

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The walk follows the flood embankment of the River Wyre, providing extensive views to the Forest of Bowland and then through farmland to the village of St Michael's on Wyre with its 15th Century church. A number of bird species can normally be seen. Refreshments can be obtained in the village at the Grapes Public House. The return starts on the opposite bank of the River Wyre and then wends its way through open farmland before rejoining the original footpath along the banks of the River Wyre, back to the Cartford Hotel.

Some of the paths across the fields may be muddy after rain.

England - North England - Lancashire - Fylde

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Wildlife
04/08/2013 - Debbie Bleasdale

Did this walk today and it was a nightmare from start to finish!!! Waymark 10 has you over the stile then 11 straight ahead across the field. No stile! Once you go over the stile at 10, turn right and follow fence across the field to the stile. All great then until you get to 21. Turnover Farm has now expanded into a caravan park. We went behind the shower and toilet block and all Wyre Way signs have now disappeared - not even a yellow arrow to be seen past the first farm buildings in pic 21. There are now several hundred caravans being stored there now and they have totally blocked the way. We got seriously lost going down at least 4 tracks which led nowhere apart from more caravans. Eventually the farmer arrived in his land rover and gave us directions to get back on track (possibly feeling guilty that he has obstructed the route with caravans!!!). Our next nightmare was at Waymark 30. This field was full of maize currently about 8ft high!!! Beating this path through really tested our patience!!!! To be honest the whole route is extremely overgrown and has many stiles, some in dire need of repair. We had to knock a nail in with a stone which was sticking up several inches where we were treading. All others were thick with overgrowth, thistles and nettles- we were all scratched and red raw by the end. My advice for anyone wanting to tackle this- wear trousers, take a machete to cut back overgrowth and get used to finding a way through caravans!!!!! Never again!!!

18/05/2012 - John H. Mann

John Mann did this walk on 16.5 2012, with a friend who'd had a hip replacement 6 weeks earlier. An easy and pleasant walk which we opted to do starting from St.Michael's car park (plenty of room as quite large). No problems as well waymarked. To avoid shortening the walk we kept to the road at point 34 to reach the pub at point 1 and followed the prescribed route from there back to St.Michael's.

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11.2 Miles