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Skippool Creek Lancashire

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Craig Bell
16 September 2018
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Skippool Creek is where the Main Dyke flows into the Wyre Estuary to the west of Shard Bridge. The mudflats and south banks provide a feeding area and nocturnal roost for waders and wildfowl. The best times to visit are at two hours before high tide or one hour after high tide to low water.

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The area can be viewed from Wyre Road, Skippool and the public footpath between Old Mains Lane and Shard Bridge. The east side of the river can be viewed from the public footpath between Shard Bridge and Saltmarsh Lane, Hambleton.


The car park of the Wardley's Hotel overlooks the upper part of Skippool.

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