SD3143 : Seafront at Cleveleys

taken 3 months ago, near to Cleveleys, Lancashire, Great Britain

Seafront at Cleveleys
Seafront at Cleveleys
A view along the seafront at Cleveleys on the Lancashire coast. The promenade, which forms part of the town's flood defences, is on the route of National Cycle Network route 62.
Cleveleys New Wave Promenade :: SD3142

The requirement to improve the coast defences at Cleveleys resulted from the Wyre Flood and Coastal Defence Strategy Plan which detailed a 50 year programme of works. Work started in 2005.

The seafront project had two aims. The first was to replace ageing sea defences with new structures which will remain effective for at least 50 years. The second was to give the Promenade a 21st century look.

The first new line of defence against the sea is a barrier of step-shaped concrete blocks called a revetment. It contains 3,600 individual units made from concrete mixed to a special formula and cast at the Hillhouse industrial site in Thornton and transported to the scene by road. Behind that is a new middle and rear wall, also made in concrete sections at Hillhouse.

The new promenade is twice as wide as it once was with very modern lighting, seats and shelters they even have heated seats. Blue glass is used in the floor covering and replicated in other parts of the Promenade. Some of the concrete carries a wave pattern design which is replicated in the soil beds that line the roadway side of the promenade. They are home to a variety of shrubs and plants and to grass which has been cultivated on mats to fit into the area.

Completed early in 2008 it includes a large and elegant public piazza at the top of Victoria Road.

National Cycle Network route 62

Route 62 of the national Cycle Network stretches for more than 200 miles, from Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast to Selby in North Yorkshire.

From Fleetwood it runs south along the coastline through Blackpool, turns inland to cross the River Ribble at Preston, then returns to the coastline through Southport to the suburbs of Liverpool. It then turns east, forming part of the Trans Pennine Trail, passing to the south of Manchester then over the Pennines, south of Barnsley towards Doncaster then northwards to its finishing point at Selby.

For more information, see the Sustrans website: LinkExternal link

The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads. In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.

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Coastal  Paths 
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Route 62 
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Sea Defences 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3122 4315 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.7979N 3:2.8648W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3122 4313
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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