Thursday, 23rd October 2008




Walk: Walk the Lights/Lancashire Coastal Way:
Uncle Toms Cabin, North Pier, Blackpool Tower, Central Pier, South Pier, Pleasure Beach and Irish Sea. We also saw the glittering and sparkling display of The Blackpool Illuminations.
Start Point: Starr Gate Tram Terminus, Blackpool Grid Reference: SD 306 317
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 30 feet
Time: 2.5 hours    
Weather: Stiff sea breeze with a little drizzle for the last half mile.
Comments: Although the forecast was for gales and heavy rain, ten intrepid ramblers boarded a tram at Starr Gate and headed for Bispham. Alas, a tram in front had broken down and we had to walk the last few yards to the tram stop. We then turned about to walk five miles back to Starr Gate using the Lancashire Coastal Way. The forecasted gales didnít materialise and we had a pleasant walk back, calling in at a Fish & Chip Restaurant on the way. Towards the very end of the walk we did get a little bit wet by sea spray or was it drizzle? We couldnít tell in the dark.

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Our walk starts with a tram ride to Bispham . . .


followed by a walk back through the illuminations

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