Monday, 21 March 2005


Glasson Dock → Knott End-on-Sea

[Cockersand Abbey]

Distance: 13.4 miles
Ascent: 491 metres
Duration: 3 hours 47 minutes

Striking on
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The first part of today's walk was the most enjoyable I've had all week. A gentle breeze and thin cloud cover provided just enough defence against the eager sun. South of Glasson Dock the route follows a track along the edge of fields, with wide views across the River Lune to Sunderland Point. I passed a ruined Abbey and a pair of lighthouses.

From Cockerham the route took a turn for the worse. In fact, the ten miles that conclude the walk are entirely on tarmac, first a busy A-road then a minor village street before concluding with a hard path into Knott End.

[Fleetwood-Knott End ferry]

A seasonal ferry runs from Knott-End across the River Wyre to Fleetwood. Unfortunately no-one seems to know when it'll resume for the summer. Some say Easter but none are able to provide more detail than that. It looks like I have one more long estuary day ahead before I strike out on the prom from Fleetwood south to Blackpool.

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