On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Knott End to Glasson Dock

This route follows the edge of the Lune estuary SSSI for most of the way. This is an internationally important area for migrating birds and wildfowl. It is second only to the Wash in England in bird numbers and is the major site for oystercatchers and curlew. You will pass Fluke Hall, to the south of Pilling, which is an attractive small house now used as a nursing home. The name refers to the local name for flatfish. The route from Lane Ends to Cockerham veers inland and not along the embankment, to which access is restricted for conservation reasons. Winmarleigh Moss lies just to the south of the route. This is on of the last remaining areas of uncultivated mossland on the Lancashire coast – most the rest was drained for farming many years ago. Glasson Dock was opened in 1787 as a port for Lancaster. Despite being connected to the Lancaster canal in 1826 it never achieved the trade its sponsors hoped for. It now provides a safe haven for both canal and sea-going boats.

Distance: 
14.0 miles / 23.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
4 -5 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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