The great outdoors: why now is the time to discover the winter adventures waiting on your doorstep

Fight the urge to snuggle up indoors as the seasons change and instead step outside to enjoy the stunning scenery we’re surrounded by
From stunning sand dunes to the rugged and beautiful Pennines, we’ve got it all right here. Picture – supplied.From stunning sand dunes to the rugged and beautiful Pennines, we’ve got it all right here. Picture – supplied.
From stunning sand dunes to the rugged and beautiful Pennines, we’ve got it all right here. Picture – supplied.

With so much beauty right on our doorstep, it’s the perfect time to set out and explore what the northwest coast has to offer.

As summer’s hustle and bustle fades, winter offers the ideal opportunity to make the most of the incredible outdoor adventures and scenic walks our region has to offer.

Get dramatic on the dunes

If it’s dramatic scenery you’re after, look no further than the stunning sand dunes up the Fylde Coast to the north; a little further afield, Formby Beach is renowned for its dramatic dunes and coastal pine forests and its incredible vistas offer a genuine breath of fresh air.

Explore the Lancashire coastline

Stretch your legs on the Lancashire Coastal Way with its superb views of Morecambe Bay, the Bowland Fells and the Lake District. There’s no pressure to cover the whole 137 miles; you can choose sections of the trail to suit your preferences and fitness levels.

Or keep things a little tamer by heading to Cleveleys and Rossall Beach for a peaceful walk along the promenade and the chance to check out the remarkable sculptures and public art installations.

Get closer to nature

We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to getting close to local wildlife, with the Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve so close by. Known for its rich birdlife and splendid views of the Ribble Estuary, it's a deservedly popular spot for birdwatching and photography.

Just a few miles away, Marton Mere Nature Reserve is a hidden gem that is open all year round to the public, with dogs on a lead welcome. Discover why it's such a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts by checking out the various trails and bird hides to see what you can find. Or the Wyre Estuary Country Park offers numerous walking and cycling trails where you can observe the local birdlife and take in the tranquil waters and big skies of the Wyre Estuary.

Head for the hills

For more challenging hikes, the iconic Pennine Way National Trail is hard to beat, stretching for 268 miles across the rugged and beautiful Pennine Hills. The oldest of England's National Trails spanning the breath-taking wild northern uplands, it’s a chance to truly escape from it all – and several sections are accessible from Blackpool.

Stay safe out there

Remember to check local information and weather conditions before heading out on your outdoor adventures, and make sure to respect any access restrictions or guidelines in place to protect the natural environment and wildlife.

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