Top Harbour Walks

One of the joys of owning a boat is being able to travel around to different places and explore new towns and countryside. We've put together some of our favourite harbour walks so you can moor up and take in the sights at a new location.

Harbour walks around Weymouth

Dorset has long been a popular holiday destination and Weymouth harbour provides a great spot for you to moor up and explore all that there is to offer. The visitor berths in the harbour do not require pre-booking (unless you are in a large group) so it is perfect for an impromptu trip. The town itself has a great deal to offer, including a large sandy beach and many shops and restaurants.

Weymouth harbour provides a great starting point for a number of walks of varying degrees of difficulty. If you are looking for a wheelchair-friendly stroll around the harbour it is worth checking out the harbour trail which is a gentle 1km walk around the harbour which goes past a number of historical sites. For those looking for a more challenging walk it is possible to reach Abbotsbury Castle or Durdle Door. This coastal path website details some of the most popular walks.

Harbour walks around Bristol

Bristol harbour is located right in the centre of the city, which makes it the ideal spot to explore from. There are a number of visitor berths available, but it is worth noting that these are only suitable for vessels up to 50m in length. The city offers a great deal to see and do, from the large shopping centre at Cabot Circus to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. There are a number of pubs, restaurants and cafes to choose from should you need to fill up before your walk.

Bristol is surrounded by beautiful countryside which can be enjoyed on foot on a number of trails. The River Avon has a 23-mile track which offers beautiful views of the countryside and the chance to spot some exciting wildlife. If you are looking for a less challenging walk it is worth exploring the harbour heritage trail which details the history of the city and harbour. Take a look at the Bristol harbour website for more information on the surrounding walks.

Harbour walks in Lancashire

There are a number of marinas in Lancashire, including Glasson Basin marina which is in the Lune Estuary. The marina has a number of visitor berths available which supply water and electricity as well as a well-stocked chandlery. Nearby Glasson Dock is a working sea port so there is a great deal of activity going on which you can easily spend hours watching. There is also a grocery store located onsite so that you can stock up during your visit.

The area is ideal for walks around the Lancashire countryside and part of an old railway line has been transformed into the Lancashire Coastal Way which provides easy, level walking. A walk from Glasson Dock to Galgate and back offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the views from the towpath which runs along Lancaster Canal. This route will give you the chance to enjoy the pleasant countryside and maybe even see some unusual birds. For more information on the route and places of interest, take a look at this Lancashire Coastal Way guide.

Boat insurance from Towergate

One of the best things about owning a boat is enjoying days out of the water and exploring new places. However, it is important that you protect your pride and joy should there be an incident as this will give you greater peace of mind. Yacht insurance from Towergate is available for different levels of cover depending on what you use your boat for, from third party cover to weather events and personal accident. For more information visit our boat insurance page or call us on 0344 892 1987.

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