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 Hand and Dagger (pictured above) 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?

Visit the villages on their local club 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 families to spend time together. There’s many events taking place across rural Fylde, including Kirkfest – a one day music event in Kirkham.

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. The local history outlines the town’s heritage as far back as Roman Times.

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. There’s the former coaching house, the stunning  Cartford Inn in Little Eccleston for sumptuous food or a luxurious overnight stop, or head to Glasform to see a master glass blower at work. In the summer get lost in the Singleton Maize maze – a real hit with young and old alike.

Mill Farm 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 Thistleton, Elswick (current holders of Britain In Bloom Champion of Champions), Singleton, Treales and many more.

Wildlife, walking, cycling, country pubs!

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