The route is a 21-mile long "greenway" encircling the city of Preston and is known locally as the Preston Guild Wheel. The route passes sights such as Preston Docklands, Avenham and Miller Parks and Brockholes Nature Reserve. The route follows mainly the River Ribble to the south, and goes as far as Broughton in the north. Around the route are 21 wooden mile markers showing how many miles you are from the start point at Avenham Park.
Lancashire County Council also developed an audio trail inspired by locations on the route. You can listen to these compositions and read some commentaries by scanning the QR codes attached to some of the Mile Markers on the route.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.
However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.
Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.
Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.