Sunday, 8th October 2017

Walk: South Ribble & Preston adjacent to the River Ribble
Start Point: Broadgate, Preston (Old Bridge) Grid Reference: SD 531 283 
Distance: 4.25 miles Ascent: Little
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: Dry, overcast but warm

Seven persons ambled along on the north and south of the River Ribble.  First, crossing the River Ribble via the Old Penwortham Bridge the group followed the Ribble upstream to the Old Tram Road.  From here they followed the Old Tram Road to Factory Lane and then followed a path alongside a Sewerage Works (no smell) to the River Darwen and followed it to the Ribble.  Crossing the Ribble via the Old Tram Bridge they then skirted the top of Avenham and Miller Parks before returning past the Continental Hotel to the start point.

Crossing the Old Penwortham Bridge - on the site of a former Ford at Middleforth

Another view of the bridge

Reflections in the Ribble

On the Old Tram Road

Other users of the Old Tram Road

The view offered at Tea Break - Aveham Park

A former shelter on Avenham Park

Stepping out in Miller Park

The Fountain in Miller Park

Turn left here for the river

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