Superlative Walks

Urban trails, each with something very special




Lancaster was a Roman settlement then an important medieval city, which became economically powerful as a cotton port. This walk, starting and finishing in the city centre visits the spectacular Williamson Park, the medieval castle, the attractive River Lune and the Georgian heart of the City. It involves easy ascents up gentle hills, with great views of the surrounding countryside and across Morecambe Bay to the Lake District fells.

Key Facts

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire
Parking :  Car parks in Nelson Street and off Bulk Street
Distance: 5.9 miles
Time :  3 hours excluding stops
Ascent/Descent: 590 feet
Map: OS Explorer 296

The Map

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