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Lytham Station to Fairhaven Lake via Witch Wood, returning via the front and Lytham Windmill

Dog Friendly Walks near Lytham

This lovely walk is easy for children as it is flat and largely off-road. The route starts at Lytham Station, so is easily accessible by train from either East Lancs and Preston or Blackpool. From Lytham Station the route meanders through Witchwood until you come to and cross the road and railway line near the famous White Church. From here you walk along the coast for a short distance before you come to Fairhaven Lake, where you will find refreshments and toilets. Turning back from Fairhaven Lake, the walk takes you along the seafront promenade all the way to Lytham Windmill. You can then explore the charming town of Lytham before returning to Lytham Station.

Please note that these directions are for general guidance only - you should verify their accuracy against an Ordnance Survey map before beginning a walk!

Fairhaven Lake and its surrounding site was created in the 1890s and covers an area of 19.5 hectares, including the lake. Facilities include bowls, tennis, crazy golf, pitch and putt, basketball, children's playground, trim trail, picnic area and car park. The lake is a well-used feature, offering boat hire as well as pleasure craft cruises. Other facilities include a cafe, shop and the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre. Lytham Windmill was worked until 1919, when a fire destroyed most of the machinery. Rebuilt and renovated several times since, the mill now houses a permanent exhibition of its history and of bread-making, a tableaux of Lytham life during the last hundred years and various memorabilia and models. It is open to visitors, with free admission

Summary

Route Distance: 4 Miles Estimated Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Access info:

  • M55 Junction 4, then A583 to Lytham.
  • Access by train from Blackpool or Preston.
  • Pay-and-display car parking by Lytham Station or town centre.

SatNav: FY8 5NF

Stage Description Photo
01 At Lytham Station climb the steps up to Ballam Road and turn left over the railway bridge Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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02 A few yards past the railway bridge turn left into Witchwood and proceed down the slope. Continue through the wood until you come to a gate and stile. Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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03 Go through the gate or over the stile. Cross over the track and through the gate on the other side. Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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04 Continue through the wood until you come to the exit onto Blackpool Road Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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05 On leaving the wood cross the road and turn right for a few yards before turning left into Oxford Road. After 50 yards Oxford Road turns 90 degrees right and takes you along the railway line for 100 yards or so before you come to a pedestrian bridge which you will cross. Having crossed the railway bridge walk straight ahead to Clifton Drive and cross over. Keep going straight ahead toward the sea. On your left you will see the White Church. Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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06 DUE TO WORKS ON THE SEAFRONT THE ROUTE AROUND THE LAKE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED - PLEASE FOLLOW FROM 7b

After the White Church the road bears right along the coast line past Granny’s Bay. After 200 yards you come to Fairhaven lake (Tea shop, Toilets, Boat Hire)
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07 At Fairhaven walk around the lake and then return along past Granny’s Bay to where the road bears around to the White Church. Turn right onto the footpath that follows the sea wall. Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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07b Walk towards Granny's Bay and just before you reach it turn left and walk between the sea defence workings and the wall.

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08 Continue along the wall for a mile and a half .
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08b At the end of the wall turn left back towards Clifton Drive Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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09 When you reach the road turn right and carry on until you are past the workings where you can rejoin the path along the front walking up to the Windmill and RNLI Station or turning left onto Dicconson Terrace towards the Piazza Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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10 From the Windmill return along the road to Dicconson Terrace. Cross the road here and go through the Piazza. Notice the lovely mosaic showing local landmarks and images.Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and walk past Stringers department store onto Park Street and continue towards the station. Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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11 Continue along Park Street, crossing Westby Street. Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood
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12 The station is to your left and can be reached by either turning left and then right, or by walking up the bridge and descending the steps. The Station pub serves fine ales and has some outdoor seating. Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood

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Dog-Friendly Walks near Lytham - Witch Wood

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