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Preston Guild City

Scenic walks

Family walking up a muddy track.

Step away from the city centre and explore Preston's gorgeous green surrounding spaces.. Perfect for grabbing some headspace or mini adventures with the family!

Preston is perfectly located to enjoy walks throughout Lancashire. Just a few miles out of the city centre beckon walks of all lengths and abilities from coast to canal, heritage to hills, there's a walk for you. 

If you're visiting Lancashire, Preston makes an excellent base to combine a city and countryside break. And if you already live or study here then there are enough walks to keep you occupied throughout the year.

Beacon Fell Country Park

Perfect for those afternoon adventures, Beacon Fell Country Park offers a super family trip out.

Located 10 miles outside Preston, it's a must visit for nature lovers of all ages with its well maintained paths, broad mix of wildlife, curious sculptures and awesome views across the Forest of Bowland from its 266m summit.

Brockholes Nature Reserve

For a new kind of nature reserve experience head to Brockholes, owned by Lancashire Wild Life Trust.

Situated just off junction 31 of the M6 motorway, the wetland and woodland nature reserve is home to rare bird species with a unique floating visitor village which hosts regular events and fun family activities.

Other country walks surrounding Preston

For details on walks outside of the city centre, visit the walking pages on the Visit Lancashire website highlighting walks across the county including those suitable for trampers and places where you can hire them.

The Lancashire walks website also features over 90 walks across the county, including Preston, as well as other useful information.