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Outdoor and Wildlife in Preston

Explore the city's beautiful green open spaces.

Preston city centre is home to a wealth of parks, gardens and green open spaces to explore. From the stunning Avenham and Miller Parks - one of the finest examples of Victorian era parks in England - and the beautifully restored Winckley Square - a stunning Georgian square with a compelling history to some fantastic nature reserves waiting to be discovered and the Guild Wheel - a 21-mile walking and cycling route, encircling Preston and providing a link from the city to the countryside.

Step outside the city centre and you'll find a wide mix of outdoor activities set in the beautiful rural Lancashire countryside. From a great choice of walks for all abilities, including Beacon Fell Country Park , one of the oldest country parks in England, and Brockholes, with its impressive floating village, to some amazing animal attractions and stunning stately home grounds to wander around, there's plenty of outdoor things to do for all the family.


Discover cycle routes for all abilities.


Have fun on court with family and friends.


Explore rural Preston from the water.

Paddle boarding

Unique outdoor adventure getting you closer to the water.