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Public rights of way

The public paths in Wyre fall into two geographical areas, the area known as the urban core, lying west of Wyre Estuary and the area known as the rural area, lying east of the estuary.

The urban core is maintained by Wyre Council on behalf of Lancashire County Council and contains the communities of Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Thornton and Poulton-le-Fylde.

The rural area is managed and maintained by Lancashire County Council and contains the communities of Preesall and Knott End, Stalmine, Hambleton, Pilling, Out Rawcliffe, Great Eccleston, Inskip, Garstang, Bilsborrow and Myerscough, St Michaels, Catterall, Claughton-on-Brock, Bleasdale, Forton, Cabus and Scorton.

Footpaths are for use on foot only, whilst on bridleways you can walk, cycle or ride a horse. They are often waymarked to prevent you losing your way and to avoid trespass onto private land.

Maintenance by these authorities normally extends to the surface of the path, the signposting and the construction and care of bridges. Landowners and farmers are usually responsible for removal of overhanging vegetation and the erection of stiles and gates.

Report a problem on a footpath

If you encounter any problems with a route:

For the urban core please report it to Wyre Council by completing our online form

For the rural area please contact Lancashire County Council

Please be as specific as possible, giving details of:

  • exact location, including grid reference if possible
  • the walk which you were following and the information you were using, such as the map and leaflet
  • the date of the walk and the weather conditions
  • the nature of the problem

Maintenance normally extends to the surface of the path, the signposting and the construction and care of bridges. Landowners and farmers are usually responsible for removal of overhanging vegetation and the erection of stiles and gates.

Further information about public rights of way

Details of public rights of way can be viewed on the Lancashire County Council website together with any relevant orders in place.

You can also visit Lancashire County Council's  interactive mapping website MARIO to view and query the public rights of way network in Lancashire.

Natural England provides a search for all open access maps.