We have a full programme of guided walks for the whole year. Walks are led by experienced volunteers who have a wide knowledge of the local area. These walks are a great way to enjoy Wyre without the stress of route finding and navigation. You will also pick up some interesting information about the history and wildlife of the area.
Walks vary in levels of fitness needed and are a great way to meet new people if you come along on your own. If you have limited mobility you might want to try our walks that are suitable for our trampers. Some are on flat routes and are accessible for wheelchair users.
We give a terrain grade and a rough duration of time for our guided walks. Our health walks are graded from 'All' to 'Moderate'. Most Walking Wyre walks are 'Easy'.
People walk at different speeds so we give a range of durations between 3kph and 5kph (2-3mph).
- All: Relatively flat, surfaced paths, no stiles, suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, may include road crossings.
- Easy: Relatively level ground, fields, lanes and tracks, possibly with some gentle slopes, stiles or livestock.
- Moderate: Uneven ground, fields, lanes and tracks with some moderate slopes, expect stiles and livestock.
- Hard: Uneven ground, fields, lanes and tracks with some steeper climbs, expect stiles and livestock.
- Very hard - Limited paths, rough walking, steep climbs, expect stiles and livestock.
- T: Tramper - suitable for people using trampers.
Joining a guided walk
When taking part in one of our guided walks, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start.
Dogs are not normally allowed on guided walks unless it says so on the event listing. This is 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.
Specific requirements for each activity will be shown on the listing in our activity calendar.
Some guided walks need to be booked in advance, please see the individual walk listing to see which ones need to be booked. Upcoming walks can be viewed on our events page.
Bookings and payment can be made at our Visit Garstang Centre
We cannot accommodate organised groups on these activities. If your group would like a bespoke activity please contact the Tourist Information Point at Garstang.
Health and safety
- If you have any medical conditions that a walk 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 Walking Wyre 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 an event early, please inform the 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.
The Ramblers website has some great advice on how to stay safe when out walking.
Maps and navigation
To get the most enjoyment from walking and exploring Wyre's countryside, making use of an ordnance survey map is strongly recommended. The best scale to use is 1:25,000. It shows all footpaths and field boundaries and gives the detail required to successfully navigate around. This scale map is usually found on the orange coloured Explorer Series of maps produced by the Ordnance Survey. Please visit Ordnance Survey website for a full list.
National waymarking from all roads for footpaths is a yellow arrow usually on a finger post. Bridle paths are represented with a blue arrow and concessionary access with a white arrow.
Walkers have been campaigning for decades for the opportunity to roam across wide-open spaces. Whenever you see the symbol below, it shows land that may be open for public access on foot (rights for other types of activities may also apply, such as riding a horse on an existing bridleway).
The symbol is a brown icon showing a stick figure on hills inside a circle: