Superlative Walks

Urban trails, each with something very special


The Preston walk starts and finishes at Riversway, the site of the former Preston Dock. The route passes St Walburge’s Church and the campus of the University of Central Lancashire to the City Centre, with a group of interesting public buildings.  The route then passes though Winckley Square Gardens and Avenham and Miller Parks.  It then follows the River Ribble back to Riversway. The route follows surfaced roads and paths for its entire length.

Key Facts

Location: Preston

Parking :  Morrisons Car Park. OS Grid Reference 516298 on OS Landranger 102

Distance: 5.4 miles

Time : 3 hours (excluding stops)

Ascent/Descent: 255 feet

Map:  Landranger102n

The Map

We have used the excellent Plotaroute to lay out and display our walks. With this map you can print, zoom and carry out other functions using the menu at the top right of the box. Alternatively you can click on the link below the map to visit the walk on the plotaroute site.

For your convenience we offer the directions in two different formats


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