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Preston Guild City


Family walking up a muddy track in the woods

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.

City Trails

If you would prefer to stay central and take in what Preston has to offer there are a number of city trails and walks taking in the best of Preston including its history, heritage, parks, gardens and more. 

  • The Battle of Preston 1715 trail takes in the various historical points of interest relating to the battle in the city centre. A copy of the trail can be found below or download the app.  

Walks outside Preston city centre

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 and as well as other useful information.