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Bolton-le-Sands and Carnforth is a 6.7 mile loop trail located near Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 6.7 mi Elevation gain 403 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Beach Views
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Waypoints (6)
Getting There

A circular walk from the village of Bolton-le-Sands on the Lancashire Coast. The walking route follows the Lancashire Coast Way to reach neighbouring Carnforth and then returns along the towpath of the Lancaster Canal. Along the way, you will enjoy the coastal salt marshes and you will pass Carnforth rail station, famous as the setting for the 1945 film, Brief Encounter. The walk is relatively flat, with little in the way of gradient. NOTE: The initial stretch follows a coastal path through the salt marshes, with creeks and pools, so it is recommended to avoid high tide. You should follow all advice concerning tides displayed on noticeboards at the start of the walk. You will need to negotiate one stile plus gates and there are a couple of stretches of road walking that need care. Most of the route is livestock free, but you may come across livestock grazing on the marshes. Allow 3.5 hours.

Bolton-le-Sands is located about 5 miles north of the city of Lancaster, on the main A6 road. The walk starts and finishes from the road called The Shore on the coast, close to the Red Bank Farm caravan park. There is a large stone roadside parking area along this stretch of road. Approximate post code LA5 8JR. If you are coming by train, you can adjust the walk to start and finish at Carnforth rail station (Waypoint 3).

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phil lavin
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Walking

l have done this walk a few times now. As newbie to walking and this app. It is easy to follow, just take care through the salt marsh. It's not a busy route so it's good a listen to the birds and what not... clears the head. l take my dog and she loves it.

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Stephen Marshall
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HikingBlowdown

Straight forward walk but great for the kids. The coastal walk is great with lots of gullets for the kids to jump. You also have the option to take the first toad up through crag bank and onto the canal (shortens the walk by a couple of miles, no pubs on this route though) then along a beautiful section of the canal and back down back to the short for some final gulley jumping.

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Steve Walsh
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HikingOver grown

Good circular walk with great views over the bay. over grown in places near the estuary. Canal tow path was good.

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Melanie Haygarth
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First to Review

This is a relatively easy flat walk. There is a few rocky areas.

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Alison Nicholson
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Doug Thompson
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Jack Woodmansey
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Francesca Williams
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Gavin Sweetman
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Dean Kennedy
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Philip Hatton
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