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Local Walks

Local Walks in Blackpool

Exploring new places on foot is always a great way to slow things down and take in your new surroundings. Plus, it’s free! From town to country walks, here are some of our top picks if you want to get your steps in whilst exploring the best of Blackpool and Lancashire. 

Rossall Point Tower

Just a 30-minute drive from Blackpool (or if you’re feeling energetic you can opt to walk along the coast – it will take you just under 3 hours), Rossall Point Tower is an iconic building on the coastline North of Blackpool. If you’ve chosen to drive to Rossall Point, then take a walk along the seafront here to take in the wild coastline and sand dunes. Then visit the tower – it’s open to the public, and has two viewing decks, plus a wealth of information about the coastal environment, bird life and plant life. 

Blackpool Promenade Walk

With six miles of golden sands to enjoy, why not stroll the length of the beach – either on the sand, or on the promenade. Soak up the spectacular sea views and choose your own pace. Stop for a drink or a bite to eat at one of the seafront’s many cafes and restaurants and simply enjoy being by the seaside. You’ll pass Blackpool Tower, the Central Pier and the Comedy Carpet – a tribute to comedy legends – so make sure you save time to stop to enjoy these attractions too. 

Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve

If you want to escape the bustle of the town, then head to Marton Mere. It’s only a 20-minute drive from the centre of Blackpool, but it’s a peaceful haven of wildlife. As a Site of Special Interest (SSI), it attracts a wide array of animals and birds, including many rare creatures. Follow one of the designated routes from the visitor centre and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, including Bitterns, Kingfishers and Ospreys. 

Lancashire Coastal Way

A 137-mile route following the coastline between Merseyside and Cumbria. Unless you’re seeking an adventure, we’re not suggesting you walk the whole route, but you could pick up sections. The trail passes through Blackpool, so you could pick it up North and walk towards Fleetwood, or South towards Lytham St Annes 

Bispham to Squires Gate

This flat, coastal route is 11 miles long (there and back) and popular not just with walkers, but with cyclists too. It’s also suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, so accessible for all. You’ll pass through Blackpool so you can take in the sights, and there are plenty of opportunities for refreshment stops along the way too.