417 Bolton-le-Sands

Looking at the map you wouldn't choose to do this walk, as smack in the middle are the words "Sewage Works". But it isn't there any more! Instead there are pink clumps of thrift growing on the saltmarsh and an RSPB Nature Reserve. Couple this with the Lancaster Canal and the olde-world charm of Bolton-le-Sands and you have all the ingredients for a pleasant afternoon. Still, someone hasn't quite forgotten the past, for a notice by the toilets proclaims "Every penny spent delivers maximum benefit to the North West".

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LOCATION: 3 miles north of Lancaster
START: Follow A6, then after A5105 junction turn left down St Michaels Lane to coast & continue to car park, toilets
Grid ref: SD473683 Postcode: LA5 8JR
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Forest of Bowland Or Explorer - Lancaster,
REFRESHMENTS: Hest Bank & Bolton-le-Sands
EN ROUTE: Morecambe Bay, Red Bank Farm

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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