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Knott End Circular Walk is a 9.5 kilometer loop trail located near Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 9.5 km Elevation Gain: 57 m Route Type: Loop

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hiking

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bird watching

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views

An easy circular walk in Lancashire along quiet country roads, lanes, farm tracks, a golf course and the sea wall. Knott End is a small village and at low tide there are extensive views across the sands and Morecambe Bay. Rock salt lies beneath the ground and used to be extracted by pumping water down bore holes. Some well heads can still be seen through the brine fields. There are 2 stiles and 1 kissing gate to negotiate. The only livestock seen at the time of writing was some poultry in the field through the kissing gate before the farmyard. Allow 3 hours. Knott End lies at the northern tip of the River Wyre just a ferry ride across from Fleetwood. The walk takes in a former railway line (closed 1963), farmland under which 'Brine' was extracted and a saltmarch area of SSSI status. The underground salt layer was a factor in the development of the chemical industry in 1889 at 'Burn Naze' across the river where it was used in the production of 'Chlorine' and 'Caustic Soda'. It became known as the ICI Hillhouse Works which was closed in 1992. Barnaby's Sands on the salt marsh is home to Redshank, Knot, Snipe and Widgeon during autumn and winter.

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