The Wyre

Introduction

The Wyre encompasses the coastline of Fleetwood and Thornton Cleveleys, the villages of the Wyre estuary, the market towns of Poulton-Le Fylde and Garstang and the western edge of the Forest of Bowland - coast and countryside!

The Wyre area of Lancashire at the northern edge of the Fylde coast offers a beautiful coastline combined inland with stunning countryside.

The coastal town of Fleetwood boasts spectacular views  across Morecambe Bay and the mouth of the River Wyre. The town is  a great example of Victorian architecture and has a splendid promenade, which is at the end of the 11 mile tramline from Blackpool.

Situated on the waterfront is the magnificent Art Deco building of the Marine Hall, where you can stroll in the sculptured gardens and around the marine lake, play bowls or pitch and putt and have a snack in the Marine Hall Cafe Bistro. The Marine Hall hosts regular shows and concerts.

Shoppers are well catered for with the picturesque Freeport Shopping village on the marina with over 250 stalls, or visit the main street in Fleetwood for speciality shops.

Fleetwood is unique in the UK as the only town to possess three lighthouses, two located in the town and are still fully functional.

Thornton and Cleveleys lies between Fleetwood and Blackpool and is connected by the tram way which runs through its heart.

Cleveleys offers a wide sandy beach with award winning seafront, a splendid shopping centre and busy markets. The new promenade has a wide walkway, places to eat and public artworks. Jubilee Gardens has also undergone a complete transformation and will host a programme of events.

Slightly inland, Thorton is home to Marsh Mill Windmill a beautifully preserved fully working mill which also acts as a visitor and heritage centre, with tours to the top of the mill and speciality shops in the surrounding village.

For a great day out visit the Wyre Estuary Country Park, situated on the banks of the River Wyre.  Watch the migrating birds, explore the riverside pathways or take a picnic and sit on the riverbank watching the boats. The park is fully accessible and trampers are available to hire.

 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015