Day 077 : Southport – Banks

Today I have two people joining me on the walk, my wife Christine and my daughter Julie. Unfortunately a seaside walk ends up with most of the day spent in A & E.

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We arrive in Southport but before we start we use the facilities at Wetherspoons and also fill up on coffee.

We walk to the pierhead and along past the boating lake to the promenade. The beach along this part of the coast is mostly salt marshes but the going is flat. The coast starts to turn inland as we are at the mouth of the River Ribble. Looking across the estuary we can see Lytham and the tower at Blackpool.

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I know how to give the family a scenic walk as we pass the Sewage works at Fiddler’s Ferry. From here we follow the coast by walking the grassy sea wall around Banks marshes. It was along this stretch that my wife fell and cracked her sternum as we found out later.

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Fortunately we were near a farm with a track to it. We called for an ambulance that was able to get to us. So today, we spent 3 hours driving, 3 hours walking and 5 hours in Southport A & E.

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