Lune Estuary Family Route, Lancashire
Stats: 9.5 miles
OS Map: Refreshments
Cafe d’Lune at Conder Green at the start. Tel: 01524 752048 for opening hours. Sizeable car park has toilets. Lots of facilities in Lancaster at the furthest point.
An ideal outing for small families at the tag-along or just-past-stabilisers stages. There and back for no navigation issues, a good surface throughout (which makes it suitable for MTB, hybid or reasonably robust road tyres) and, as it’s an old railway track, no climbing. This route is good for bird-watching, skirting the sands of the estuary. If you’re lucky with the turning of the tides, you’ll see fishermen setting huge nets across the river, sihouetted against the sparkling light like a scene from another century.
The only part worthy of description is finding the start. There’s a car park tucked down Corricks Lane leading in front of the Stork Inn at Conder Green. Post code, for satnavvers, is LA2 0AN. Once on the trail, keep to the coastline and go as far as you like. You can join this route up with the continuation of the same railway line to Caton and Crook of Lune.