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Wyres Great Outdoors activities and events for May 2022

Wyre estuary

Our programme of spring activities and events for May are brought to you by our rangers, volunteers, community partners and local groups!

There are lots of activities and events to take part in this May, including walks all over Wyre, the famous Garstang walking festival, social and family cycling, Stanah Squirrels wildlife watch club, and open days at The Mount Pavilion and Bleasdale Tower Gardens. Be it countryside or coast, there's something for everyone! 

Although many of the activities are free some will need to be booked in advance and some are charged. Wyre Council works in partnership with many organisations so you may be booking with any one of these organisations. The activity listing will provide contact details for the relevant organisation that you need to book with. If the event listing states to book through Visit Garstang, please call 01995 602125, email or drop into the Visit Garstang Centre, Cherestanc Square, Garstang, PR3 1EF. Visit Garstang Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 4:30pm.

Regular weekly events

Garstang Walking Festival 2022: 30 April to 8 May

With over 40 walks for all ages and abilities, the festival is the perfect chance to experience the countryside around Garstang, rural Wyre, the Forest of Bowland and the Fylde Plain.

Choose from a huge range of walks, including the three day Wyre Way Challenge, Nordic walking, easy access short walks, family activities, evening walks, wildlife strolls, heritage ambles, dog friendly trails and everything in between.

For full festival details see our events listing. Booking is essential on all walks unless otherwise stated. You can pop into Visit Garstang Centre to make your booking, email Visit Garstang Centre at or phone 01995 602125.

Special events and activities for May

Mount Pavilion Open Day Sunday 1 May

10am – 4pm The Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood. FREE

The Mount Pavilion will be open for the public to explore inside and learn about its heritage. Wheelchair and pushchair accessible. No need to book.

Rossall Point - A look at the natural, military and social history of the area Tuesday 3 May

1:30pm – 3pm. Fleetwood area.  FREE

A look at the natural, military and social history of the area - the southern edge of Morecambe Bay.Graded as an easy walk which is 2.5 miles in distance. To book visit Fleetwood Museum reception or call on 01253 876621. Reception open 10:30am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Saturday 7 May

Explore Wyre - Lapwings and Hares Tramper Trek

10am – 12:30pm. Claughton area £4

Join the countryside rangers to look for lapwings (and hopefully their chicks) and maybe a hare or two. Walkers welcome. Graded as a hard walk, 6 miles in distance. Suitable for Trampers. Contact Visit Garstang to book your place and Tramper.

Sow and Grow Your Own sweetcorn

1pm – 3pm The Pavilion, Memorial Park, Fleetwood.  FREE.

Sow your own fruit and vegetables with the Gardening Club. Just drop-in 20 minute sessions. No need to book.

Wyre big beach clean up at Staynall  Wednesday 11 May

10:30am - 12:30pm at Staynall. To book contact Visit Garstang

Explore Wyre Walk - Cobble Hey Legstretcher Friday 13 May

 10:30am – 12:30pm. Claughton area £4

A pleasant 2 hour circular walk f rom Cobble Hey Farm across farmland paths and tracks discovering some interesting bird life along the way. Refreshments available at end of walk at extra cost. Graded as a hard walk, 3-4 miles in distance. Contact Visit Garstang to book your place.

Stanah Squirrels Wildlife Watch Saturday 14 May

 10am – 12/12:30pm. Thornton area  £1

A monthly environmental/wildlife group for children aged 8 to 14! Nature walks, wildlife surveys, practical work and lots of fun. Parental consent forms required. For more information and to book please call 07989 579351

Wyre Rivers Trust Amble through Preesall Tuesday 17 May

11am – 1pm Preesall Playing Fields. FREE

Blow away the cobwebs on a pleasant walk around the fields and tracks of the countryside surrounding Preesall.Graded as a moderate walk, 3 miles in distance. No need to book.

Bleasdale Tower Gardens Open Weekend Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May

12 noon – 4:30pm both days.  £5 adults, £1 children

Bleasdale Tower Gardens. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Bleasdale. Open weekend with stalls plus a heritage guided walk each day (additional £2 for the walk). All proceeds go to the local community. No need to book.

Public Rights of Way Conservation day Tuesday 24 May

10.30am - 2pm.  Help our team to maintain public rights of way across the borough. FREE. Booking in advance required: email

Sunday 29 May

Discover Wyre - Spring Bird Walk

10am – 11am Rossall Point Tower, Fleetwood. FREE

Visit Rossall Point Tower to enjoy coastal and sea birdwatching, looking out for summer bird visitors and signs of spring migration of birds. Graded easy. Binoculars useful, bring outdoor clothes and footwear. No need to book.

Public Rights of Way Conservation day

10.30am - 2pm.  Help our team to maintain public rights of way across the borough. FREE.Booking in advance required: email

Conservation day - dune monitoring Monday 30 May

10am - 2.30pm. Learn about dune wildlife and help us to monitor the dunes by recording plants, taking fixed point photos and recording changes. FREE. Booking in advance required: email

Tuesday 31 May

Spring Fun Children's Arts Session

10am – 12 noon. Wyre Estuary Country Park, Thornton. FREE

Free and fun spring-themed session for children aged 7-11. An easy and accessible session which teaches creative skills in a beautiful setting. This is a drop-off activity and children should be brought to the reception area at the Riverside Room 15 mins before the start time to allow for registration. Pick up f rom reception area at 12 noon. Contact Visit Garstang to book your place.

Storytime on the Estuary

2pm – 3:30pm. Wyre Estuary Country Park, Thornton. FREE

Join us at the Wyre Estuary Country Park’s outdoor theatre to learn the story of the little Cucumber Fish of Wyre. Tramper, wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Booking essential via

Walking Wyre and Wellbeing walks

Our Wellbeing Walks offer the chance to take a safe and easy walk to help begin to improve your health and fitness levels. They vary from 30 minutes to 60 minutes duration. Wellbeing walks begin weekly from the same location. Similar in length and pace to Wellbeing Walks, our Walking Wyre walks may tackle slightly more challenging terrain, such as one or two stiles or short steep inclines.

  • Mon 2 May 10:30am Cherestanc Square, Garstang. Suitable for all and Trampers
  • Sat 7 May 1:30pm Marine Hall, Fleetwood. Suitable for all and Trampers
  • Mon 9 May 10:30am Cherestanc Square, Garstang.  Suitable for all and Trampers
  • Sat 14 May 1:30pm Marine Hall, Fleetwood. Suitable for all and Trampers
  • Mon 16 May 10:30am Cherestanc Square, Garstang. Suitable for all and Trampers
  • Fri 20 May 10:30am Cleveleys Community Centre. Graded Easy
  • Sat 21 May 1:30pm Marine Hall, Fleetwood .Suitable for all and Trampers
  • Mon 23 May 10:30am Cherestanc Square, Garstang. Suitable for all and Trampers
  • Thurs 26 May 10:30am Castle Gardens, Carleton. Moderate difficulty
  • Sat 28 May1:30pm Marine Hall, Fleetwood. Suitable for all and Trampers
  • Mon 30 May 10:30am Cherestanc Square, Garstang. Suitable for all and Trampers
  • Tue 31 May 1:30pm Great Eccleston Village Centre. Moderate difficulty



Date: 1st May 2022 - 31st May 2022 Recurs daily.

Location: Wyre district

Cost: Most events are free - some have a small charge

Time: 10:00 - 17:00