The Visit Cleveleys website includes the general Cleveleys area, as you can see on this section of Google maps. Click on it to go to Google and explore more.
Thornton and Cleveleys are two separate places.
Cleveleys of course is the place next to the sea and Thornton the slightly inland area where you'll find Marsh Mill windmill.
The name is believed to have come from the railway station of the Preston and Wyre Railway. It was called 'Thornton for Cleveleys'.
Of course over the years the 'for' has been dropped leaving us with the name we are familiar with now.
The Visit Cleveleys website includes information about the local Thornton Cleveleys area. It includes the areas marked in red on the map above.
- Thornton Cleveleys is the Marsh Mill Village area.
- Thornton Village near the old level crossing and Bay Horse pub where the shops are.
- Little Thornton where Lamb's Road meets Skippool Road.
- Burn Naze on Fleetwood Road North around the Hillhouse site.
- Stanah where the Wyre Estuary Country Park is on the banks of the River Wyre.
- Skippool itself - which also meets the River Wyre.
The Fylde Coast offers something for everyone. There's rural landscape to enjoy, hectic Blackpool and beaches. Enjoy lake side walks in Lytham, outlet shopping at Freeport Fleetwood - and much, much more.
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Explore beyond the Fylde Coast. Have a look at our parent website Visit Fylde Coast for ideas of places which you could visit using the Fylde Coast as a base.
Cleveleys and the Fylde Coast is well served by main roads and motorways. You can travel in, out and around relatively easily.
There's an excellent public transport service provided by Blackpool Transport. New modern trams operate alongside the heritage fleet from Blackpool through Cleveleys to Fleetwood. The bus fleet includes many brand new Palladium style buses.
The whole of the Fylde Coast is a fabulous place for everyone to enjoy. You might be lucky enough to live here, live close enough to enjoy day trips, or be heading here for your next holiday.
Skippool Creek at Thornton
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