Wyre runs an extensive programmed of guided walks throughout the year. The walks are lead by trained and experienced volunteers with a wide knowledge of the area. This is a great way to experience the region without the stress of route finding and navigation. You will also pick up some interesting information about the history and wildlife of the area.
Guided walk brochures
Garstang walking festival
Garstang walking festival is nine days of guided walks in and around Garstang. Find out more about the festival including how to join:
More local walks
- Festival Bowland (link to external site)
Bookings and payment
Some walks need to be booked in advance. Check the relevant brochure first to see if you need to book a place on a particular walk.
Bookings and payment can be made at Visit Garstang Centre.You can make payment over the phone, by visiting the centre or by cheque. Please make cheques made payable to Wyre Council and post to: Countryside walks bookings, Visit Garstang Centre, Cherestanc Square, Garstang, PR3 1EF.
We cannot accommodate organised groups on these activities. If your group would like a bespoke activity please contact Visit Garstang Centre.
- Health walks and guided walks - (up to one hour duration) – free
- Legstretchers - half day walks (one to four hours) – adults £3.50, concessions and children £2.50
- Full day walks - (over four hours) - adults £4.50, concessions and children £3.50
- Walks which have additional costs (such as minibus hire) - £10+
Please pay over the phone using a debit card by calling the Visit Garstang Centre on 01995 602125 or if you want to pay by cash visit the centre, which is open 6 days a week, Mon-Sat. You can also pay by cheque made payable to WYRE COUNCIL and send your remittance to Countryside Walks Bookings, Visit Garstang Centre, Cherestanc Square, Garstang, PR3 1EF.
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of all walks to allow for registration and putting on boots.
- Published finish times of walks are approximate.
- If you cannot attend an activity that you are booked on, please advise the leader or Visit Garstang Centre in good time so that someone else may be given the chance to attend.
- Dogs are not normally allowed on guided walks unless otherwise stated in the brochure (usually health walks and legstretchers) to avoid disturbance to nesting birds and potential problems with livestock. Where dogs are allowed they must be kept under close control, and on a lead when requested by the leader. You must also clean up after them.
- Please wear suitable clothes to match the type of activity which is suitable for weather conditions, including footwear and waterproof clothing.
- Bring a drink with you, particularly on the longer walks, and any medication you may need during the walk.
- For some activities you may need additional equipment such as binoculars or camera.
- Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
If you have any medical conditions that the leader should know about, please mention this at the start of the walk. Alternatively check with your GP or health practitioner before taking part. Our health walks are a good starting point for people recovering from ill health.
When attending an activity you must follow the advice of the leader. We reserve the right to refuse to take people on activities if we feel they are not suitable equipped. If you intend to leave and event early, please inform your leader.
Please note that a ranger/leader will be present at the start of each activity, whatever the weather. In extreme conditions a decision will be taken on the day by the leader and the group whether or not to cancel.
For further information or if you have any questions please contact us.
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