Day 081 : Fleetwood – Lancaster

I actually start my walk today at Knotts End as the ferry from Fleetwood was out of action due to maintenance on the slipway.

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I start with ba coffee and teacake at the Knott End Café which used to be part of the railway station until the 1960’s. It’s a popular meeting place for bikers on a Wednesday night.

The coastal path is quite clearly marked as it’s a cycleway as well. The land is very flat so the going is quite easy. There are quite a lot of big farms and nurseries around here which grow and process vegetables on a big scale.

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Whilst I was walking along this stretch of coastline, I past a sign about doing parachute jumps. That’s something I don’t fancy at all, too scary. Soon afterwards I heard a plane taking off and when I looked back 10 mins later \I saw some parachutists floating down.

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As I approached the mouth of the River Lune I got stopped by a farmer who was moving some young cows down the road from one field to another. They came down the road at a fair old lick, the dog did a great job keeping them going.

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Another pleasant place I passed through was Glasson Dock with its marina. The dock was built because it was difficult getting ships up the river to Lancaster. A canal was built to take goods up to Lancaster and beyond. The Marina has moorings for leisure craft and hosts a sailing club.

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I follow the river into Lancaster passing quite a few new housing developments and into the City Centre.