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Cockerham, Glasson & Conder Green Walk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.6 miles / 10.7 km

Ascent - 50 feet / 15 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SD460560
Lat 53.9971970 + Long -2.8252229
Postcode LA2 0AT (approx. location only)

A linear Lancashire coastal walk full of interest. The route starts from Cockherham and uses field paths to reach the Lancashire Coastal Way which is followed through to Conder Green. Along the way you pass an 800-year-old chapter house, the only remains of Cockersand Abbey, Glasson Dock with its bustling harbour, and the Lune Estuary. Views of Blackpool Tower and the Lake District Fells are a bonus.

The start is a small parking area on the east side of the A588 at Conder Green (grid ref. SD460560). Alternatively, parking is available for patrons at the Stork Hotel on the other side of the main road. After parking take the route 89 bus (Lancaster to Knott end service) from Conder Green and alight in the centre of Cockerham village. Alight from the bus and walk west along the A588 for 50 metres and take the first path on the right by Old mill house. Initially follow the lane which soon leads to field paths, waymarked with yellow arrows, to reach Hillam Lane (grid ref. SD455431).

Turn left along Hillam Lane, pass Hillam Farm, and continue for 800 metres to where the lane bends right and the Lancashire Coastal Way (LCW) joins from the left (grid ref. SD449528). Follow the lane right to reach a caravan site and Rank End Farm. Pass a second caravan site and veer left off Hillam Lane to join a grassy path (LCW). The path soon joins a short section of tarmac road at Bank Houses before continuing along the shoreline. You soon pass the Chapter house at Cockersand Abbey.

The next landmark is Abbey Lighthouse Cottage (grid ref. SD431544). Continue north past Crock Cottage and then turn right onto Marsh Lane just before Crook Farm (grid ref. SD431550). Follow Marsh Lane for 1.4 kilometres to join a road in Glasson. Turn left into Glasson. At the first junction (with a viewpoint on the right), bear right and continue to cross a bridge with the marina on your right. At the next junction turn right in front of the Victoria Inn. Reaching a toilet block on the left, turn left onto a tarmac path and follow the LCW east along the route of an old railway. After just over a kilometre alongside the Lune Estuary you reach Corricks Lane (grid ref. SD457561). Turn sharp right and return to the A588 in Conder Green.

Walk 1994 Route Map

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