History

Norman Thomas

The 'Breath of Fresh Air' route was devised by Norman Thomas of the East Lancashire Long Distance Walkers Association. It was adopted as an official way-marked footpath in 2010 in recognition of Norman's valuable contribution to the pursuit of walking and his dedicated work for charity over many years.

The walk takes in the historic cityscape of Lancaster, the bracing air and birdlife of the coast and the tranquillity of the Lancaster Canal.

Including shorter route options of 4, 7,11 and 15 miles, the walk is steeped in history and scenic landscapes. Follow the railways of the past along the beautiful estuary of the River Lune as it empties into Morecambe Bay. Enjoy the tranquillity of the canal as it passes through pastoral farmland and onward into the historic city of Lancaster.


Norman Thomas


Cockersands Abbey ruins Cockerham Church The Stork Inn Lancaster Canal