13th June 2021: Preston architecture, parks and Green Belt walk

It was great to meet in person for a walk for the first time since February 2020 – and Preston’s parks and Green Belt land provided the perfect backdrop for our first post-lockdown event!

We had a lovely walk through Preston’s green spaces on Sunday 13th June. This was our first walking event since the pandemic so we were delighted to have a group of 24 join us, and which hopefully marks our gradual return to a more regular events schedule.

Winckley Square centre | Mike Cushing

Dr. Andrew Read guided us on a wonderfully diverse route that included Georgian architecture, nature reserves, riverside paths and much more. Fortunately the weather was not too hot and the group enjoyed a well earned drink at the end. We look forward to seeing people at our next event, details will be announced shortly.

Preston Green Belt walk June 21 | Alasdair Forman

Thanks to Mike Cushing and Alasdair Forman for taking photos on the day – view the full gallery below.


Walk details:

This was a leisurely 6-mile / 9.7-km circular walk through Preston’s green spaces, featuring Georgian architecture, one of the finest urban parks in the UK, a pretty nature reserve close to the city centre, and riverside paths by the Ribble.

The walk route was chosen to highlight both the value of the Green Belt around Preston, but also the threats it faces from development.

Walk details:

Date: Sunday 13 June, 2021

Walk Title: Preston Architecture, Parks and Green Belt

Length: 6 miles / 9.7 km

Ascent: 144 metres

Walk start time: 11am

Number of people: up to 30

Booking method: Please email info@cprelancashire.org.uk to book your place

Meet point and start location: Preston city centre (exact details to be provided to confirmed attendees only)

Leader: Dr Andrew Read, assisted by CPRE volunteers.

Winckley Square walkers Mike Cushing
Quernmore landscape