Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

Walk: Ashton on Ribble
Start Point: The Ribble Pilot, Mariner's Way Grid Reference: SD 520 297
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: 200 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Sunny at first clouding over by noon
Comments: This walk took in the River Ribble, former Preston Dock, Ashton Park, the Savick Brook/Millennium Canal Link, Haslam Park and the very end of the Lancaster Canal at Preston.  Not a stile, gate or field was in sight.  Although the walk was through the bustling Ashton on Ribble suburb of Preston, it was difficult to envisage the busy roads just yards away.  Things of interest were pointed out by the leader on route.  Twenty nine persons took part and enjoyed lunch at the Ribble Pilot.

Leaving The Ribble Pilot

Alongside the Albert Edward Dock, Preston

Once a thriving port - now a marina

Looking towards Preston Town Centre

Break time on Ashton Park

A piece of art at the locks to the Millennium Link

Haslam Park Duck Pond

Is this really Savick House?

Aquatic flora - Lancaster Canal

New life on the canal

This hidden marina is within a 100 yards of one of Preston's busiest roads

Feeding time at the Preston end of the Lancaster Canal

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