Pull on a pair of comfy shoes and go walking in Lytham. Enjoy the flat landscape and big skies of the Fylde Coast, beaches and more. Walking is free and good for you! It’s good for the mind and body, with lots of proven scientific benefits. It’s something that most of us can do, and it doesn’t cost any money.
You don’t need any specialist equipment at all, just a pair of shoes and a suitable coat. Then all the footpaths, beaches, parks and landscapes are yours to enjoy as often as you like.
Whether you’re an experienced walker, or not up to much more than a stroll, Lytham is a great place to enjoy this age-old and completely free pastime.
Seafront Walking in Lytham
One thing that we love about the whole of the Fylde Coast is the feeling of space that it gives you. Lytham is a very flat place and the seafront is wide so the sky feels really big and bright and everywhere. As it’s relatively free of hills, it’s ideal for prams and wheelchairs. There are plenty of access points and flat surfaces, and benches to take a rest on.
Are you lucky enough to live in Lytham? Head out of your gate and go around the block. Or make your way to Lytham Green and enjoy a fabulous sunset. If you’re a visitor it’s well worth making a visit to Lytham just to enjoy the places where you can take a walk.
Spring, summer, autumn or winter, there’s always plenty to see. Plus plenty of different weather, the most amazing sunsets and views to enjoy too!
Walking in Lytham with the help of your car
As odd as that might sound, you might want to drive to the seafront and then enjoy your walk from there.
You can park for free along the whole of the landward side of the seafront highway. There are pay and display car parks at various spots along the seafront. Plus public car parks in the town centre which are close by.
Dogs on Beaches
Dogs are welcome to go on the beach/marshlands of the Ribble Estuary reached from Lytham Green, the beach at Church Scar and Granny’s Bay.
There is a dog ban on the central amenity beach at St Annes. More about dogs on St Annes beach here
Explore when you go Walking in Lytham
For experienced and keen walkers, the coastal Lancashire Way footpath starts at Freckleton. That’s just slightly inland from Lytham on the banks of the Ribble Estuary. It includes Lytham seafront, the whole of the Fylde Coast, across the River Wyre and beyond, to Silverdale which is just north of Carnforth. If the entire 67.4 mile route is just a bit too much, according to Google if you travel the coast paths from West Beach at Lytham to Dock Street at Fleetwood is a little over 17 miles. If you’re a casual walker, just enjoy a stroll wherever the fancy takes you!
Journey North to Blackpool, Cleveleys, Fleetwood and Beyond
Technically, you could walk from Lytham all the way to Fleetwood on the beach. You’d need to consult the tide times before you try to do that, or you may find yourself swimming!
It’s surprising how quickly you can cover a big distance if you take your shoes and socks off and paddle – in nice weather of course! Why not walk as far as you want to and catch a bus back to where you started from.
Green Spaces for Walking in Lytham
The beach, its beautiful views and the amazing sunsets are a favourite view for many to enjoy while they’re out on a walk.
But it’s a place with something for everyone and if you fancy being surrounded by trees, greenery and fields, you can do that too.
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