Rural Fylde

Experience the tranquil beauty of the beautiful Fylde countryside and marvel at the colourful floral displays and unspoilt villages, scenery and watch the barges on the canal at Salwick. Enjoy a little peace and quiet and re-acquaint yourself with the ‘big outdoors’ with a stroll, hack, a cycle ride or a picnic, or go for a walk using the many footpaths, bridleways or country lanes – ideal for two feet or four hooves!

Experience the tranquil beauty of the beautiful Fylde countryside and marvel at the colourful floral displays and unspoilt villages, scenery and watch the barges on the canal at Salwick. In summer, bring a picnic or deckchair and watch a game of cricket at Wrea Green, overlooked by the church and near the Dub (duck pond). Or go for a walk using the many footpaths, bridleways or country lanes – ideal for two feet or four hooves!

Enjoy a little peace and quiet and re-acquaint yourself with the ‘big outdoors’ with a stroll, hack, a cycle ride or a picnic. Stumble upon a cosy rural pub, such as the Cartford Inn, Derby Arms, the Grapes , the Ship at Elswick, the recently refurbished Eagle at Weeton the Hand and Dagger or the Miller Arms that will greet you with a warm welcome and a satisfy your hearty appetite with traditional Lancashire fayre, perhaps sourced from a farm just down the road. Why not head to Pemberton’s Farm Shop, on Ballam Road, just outside Lytham where everything sold is produced on the farm?

Many of Fylde’s villages, hamlets and market towns have history dating back hundreds of years. Kirkham is the largest of the rural towns and has many interesting things to offer and places to eat too (such as Escape Café). The local history outlines the town’s heritage as far back as Roman Times.

Visit the villages on their local club, gala and carnival days. These are traditional events going back for many years. The churches, schools and local groups join together and have a parade through the village with decorated vehicles and fancy dress costumes. In the afternoon people relax and attend the fair. This is a big event in the diaries of the villages and an opportunity for communities to come together and for families to spend time together.

For some ‘me-time’, spend a day at the five star multi award winning Ribby Hall Spa Hotel for a wide range of pamper treatments and an Aqua Thermal journey, or head to the multi award winning Villa Hotel or to Bartle Hall for a delicious afternoon tea or overnight stay. There’s the stunning five star  Cartford Inn in Little Eccleston on the banks of the River Wyre overlooking the Bowland Fells for sumptuous food or a luxurious overnight stop, or head to Glasform to see master glass blower, John Ditchfield at work. In the summer get lost in the Singleton Maize maze – a real hit with young and old alike.

The Mill Farm complex in Wesham is home to AFC Fylde who currently play in the National League (the fifth tier of English football).

Take yourself on a trip and discover pretty little villages such as Elswick (recent holders of Britain In Bloom Champion of Champions), Singleton, Treales and many more.

Walking, cycling, cozy inns…

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