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Walks and trails in and around Preston

Discover beautiful walks in the lush Lancashire countryside.

For scenic family outings suitable for little ones, Brockholes is a must go to with it's impressive floating village, vast nature reserve and bustling year round events calendar. Beacon Fell County Park is another family staple with well maintained paths, relaxed picnic areas and a creative sculpture trail for kids. For those after a more traditional rural walk, the surrounding area offers a number of routes for all abilities. If you fancy a family friendly leg stretch, then the small picturesque fell of Nicky Nook makes a great option with fantastic views over Lancashire. Or, if you'd prefer something a little more challenging, then Parlick and Fairsnape Fell would make a good choice - involving a short but steep start, followed by a panoramic ridge walk often referred to as the 'loveliest mile in Lancashire'.

For those keen to explore the city's urban heritage trails delving into Preston's past see tours and trails.

Beacon Fell Country Park

Wildlife haven of woodland, moorland and farmland...

Brock Bottom

Popular river beauty spot and nature trails on the very western edge of the Forest of Bowland.


Visit the iconic floating village and explore the impressive reserve...

Guild Wheel

Preston's landmark 21-mile circular route for walking and cycling...

Lancashire Cheese Walk

Head outdoors and explore Lancashire's milk fields...

Longridge Fell walk

Britain's most Southernly named fell located near the Lancashire market town of Longridge.

Nicky Nook Fell

Small picturesque fell with beautiful views over Lancashire and beyond.

Parlick and Fair Snape Fell

Walk the wide ridge from the summit of Parlick to Fair Snape - often called the loveliest mile in Lancashire.

Preston Docks

Stroll along Preston's historic waterfront...