Walking in Cleveleys

Walking in Cleveleys

Walking in Cleveleys is free and good for you! With a flat landscape, wide open skies, beaches and more, you can fill your boots – as they say!

Cleveleys is a great place to go for a walk. Out of your own gate and around the block, make your way to the beach and promenade, or enjoy one of the parks. Whatever you pick it’s better than staying inside!

Walking is good for the mind and body. It’s got lots of proven scientific benefits too. It’s something that most of us can do, and it doesn’t cost any money.

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Did you know? That at a brisk walking pace, you’ll burn between 100 and 300 calories in 30 minutes (depending on your weight). In an hour that’s 200 to 600 calories. It also tones up your wobbly bits – and it’s good cardio-vascular exercise too!

Walking in Cleveleys with the help of your car

As odd as that might sound, there’s an odds on chance that you’ll want to go somewhere scenic and then enjoy your walk.

There are plenty of nice places for you to drive to, park the car and pull on your walking shoes, before setting off on foot. Read on for more inspiration!

  • Drive to Cleveleys seafront and enjoy your walk from there.
    There are public car parks in the town centre which are close to the beach, and on the seafront itself.
  • Travel to one of the local parks and open spaces if you prefer greenery and birdsong.

Coastal Walking in Cleveleys

Head to the coast and a lovely walk awaits you on the new promenade at Cleveleys seafront.

Walking in Cleveleys at the beach and seafront
Walking in Cleveleys at the beach and seafront

Depending on the tide you might like to pop down the stepped sea wall onto the sand, do a round trip along the beach and come back on the promenade.

There are plenty of benches, and the prom itself has built-in seats (with a backrest!) all along the length. You won’t be short of somewhere to sit for a breather. It’s ideal for prams and wheelchairs, with plenty of access points and a flat surface that’s easy to ride on.

Cycling on Cleveleys promenade
Cycling on Cleveleys promenade

If you feel more adventurous and want a longer walk, you could also park on Princes Way which is technically in Blackpool. Follow Cleveleys South Promenade from the end of the main shopping street (Victoria Road West) heading south.

There are pay and display parking bays here against the sea front, and the new promenade is raised here, giving a beautiful view.

Promenade at Princes Way Anchorsholme
Promenade at Princes Way Anchorsholme

How far would you like to go Walking in Cleveleys?

Journey South to Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham

Technically, you could walk from Cleveleys to Lytham (or Fleetwood) on the beach. You’ll need to consult the tide times to do that.

Enjoy miles of unspoilt, clean beach, with a wide promenade, all the way to the south of Blackpool and beyond.

When it’s a lovely day, why don’t you paddle along the water’s edge as you walk. It’s surprising just how much distance you can cover when you do this!

You can also walk as far as you want to then catch a bus or a tram back to where you started from. They run parallel to the promenade on the coast road. Blackpool is five miles from Cleveleys by road – probably a little less on the beach.

Journey North to Fleetwood

For quietness and solitude you might prefer heading north towards Fleetwood.

At the end of the stepped sea defences at Cleveleys, the landscape changes to the more natural environment of Rossall Beach.

Rossall Beach Cleveleys
Rossall Beach Cleveleys

Head through the Five Bar Gate at the end of Rossall Promenade and onto the Lancashire Coastal Way. Walk the coastal footpath from Cleveleys to Fleetwood.

Around the Five Bar Gate are the old sea defences which protect Rossall School and it’s grounds. At Westway you reach the magnificent new £64m Rossall Sea Defences.

After that it’s Fleetwood Golf Course then you’re officially in Morecambe Bay which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Here, the landscape changes again, to a natural beach and sand dune system around Rossall Point observation tower. Catch a bus back to Cleveleys from the main road.

Dogs on Beaches

Like most seaside beaches, there’s a dog ban on the main part of Cleveleys beach throughout the bathing season. It applies to the beach adjacent to the stepped sea defences.

Please don’t walk your dog on the sand between 1 May and 30 September or you may receive an on-the-spot fine.

More about dogs on Cleveleys beach here

Green Spaces for Walking in Cleveleys

If you prefer to see grass, greenery and trees when you go walking in Cleveleys, you can see that too!

Jubilee Gardens is perhaps the biggest and most obvious park in Cleveleys. It’s right on the seafront between Jubilee Leisure Park and The Venue. There are children’s playground rides, a skatepark and activity area here. Plus a seafront car park.

Obelisk in Jubilee Gardens Cleveleys
Obelisk in Jubilee Gardens Cleveleys

Towers Wood is a lovely, secluded small wood. If you didn’t know it you’d struggle to find it. It’s just off Victoria Road West, not far from Morrison’s roundabout as you head into Cleveleys. Turn off at the Swan Pond and the entrance to The Towers is on Holmfield Road

Cherry blossom in Spring at The Towers Woodland, explore with Visit Cleveleys
Cherry blossom in Spring at The Towers Woodland

There are other green spaces in Cleveleys, plus parks in Thornton. Find out more from the Parks section.

While you’re here…

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