Walmer Bridge is a small rural community located in the countryside between Long-ton and Much Hoole.
It consists of a handful of roads, and those amenities expected in a village.
The village was the childhood home of Nick Park, famed for his plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit.
Nick began making animations aged 13, when with the help of his mother, a dressmaker, and her home movie camera he created his first film out of cotton bobbins.
Nick has gone on to win a number of BAFTAs, Oscars and Emmys for his animated films and features.
Walmer Bridge has a primary school, church, ambulance station, post office and a day nursery.
The village hall is a hub of activity, offering a base for classes and societies, including a martial arts class, dancing, entertainment and football.
It is also home to the annual village fair, which sees a fete and fun day, with fairground rides and competitions and takes place in August each year.
There is also a fun dog show and Halloween and Bonfire night entertainment annually.
A small selection of gardens in Walmer Bridge throw open their doors in the summer to help raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice.
The gardens are part of the Garden Trail, which sees eight gardens in Walmer Bridge, Much Hoole and Little Hoole opened annually.
Walmer Bridge is a great location for people who enjoy the outdoors, and boasts a varied landscape.
To the east there are areas of marshland leading to the River Douglas or Asland, which are rich in wild and plant life.
There is also an abundance of countryside to the west and Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve is to be found to the north of the village.
Farming is still carried out on the land.
In addition to these rural characteristics Walmer Bridge is ideally located, just off the A59, to take advantage of the amenities offered in
Blackpool, Southport and Preston.
All three locations are just half an hours drive away.
The village is not served by a train station but has a regular bus service.