406 Glasson Docks

"CLOSED", said the notice. "It's been like that for over a year" commented a rueful bystander. Our visit to Glasson Docks was not getting off to a good start, for not only was the Lancashire Coastal Way impassable, but rain, hail and a freezing wind accompanied us along the Lancaster Canal. A few weeks later all was transformed. The sun shone out of a blue sky and a newly surfaced trackway led to the sparkling waters of Glasson Dock. Primroses, wood anemones and bluebells danced in a gentle breeze - Glasson was well worth a second visit.

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LOCATION: Three miles west of M6 Junct 33
START: Conder Green Picnic Site. Turn off A588 in front of The Stork.
Grid ref: SD457561 Postcode: LA2 0AN
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer - Lancaster & Morecambe
REFRESHMENTS: Glasson & Galgate
EN ROUTE: Galgate, Lune Estuary, Morecambe Bay

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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