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One of the best places in Preston

Always a pleasure walking along the river after walking through Avenham. It's brilliant on a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Preston, United Kingdom
Great river

Well we went on a lovely history walk on Sunday revisiting the area where Cromwell defeated the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Steve T
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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“great fishing”(2 reviews)
“circular walk”(2 reviews)
“city centre”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Always a pleasure walking along the river after walking through Avenham. It's brilliant on a summers day. It's often full of wildlife, easily 20+ swans on some occasions. It's a very welcome escape from the centre. The only gripe would probably be the small homeless...More

Thank ArgentTal
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Well we went on a lovely history walk on Sunday revisiting the area where Cromwell defeated the Royalists to have the civil war outcome direct lead to the formation in the short term of an English republic in 1648. Throughout, however, this walk wasn't too...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 20 July 2018

But not so good as the Thames, the Severn or my local River, the Mersey. However it is good to walk along the River in Preston or in fact in Yorkshire where it flows from. My wife & I have walked all the Ribble Way

Thank BrianB321
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Great fishing days out to be had on the Ribble, and lovely for picnics and bird watching too. You see many different birds, always a few Kingfishers around to keep you company whilst fishing. If you are really lucky, you might spot otters, although I...More

1  Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Nice riverside walk in the park. You see a mixture of bridges as you walk along. Numerous swans on the river .

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 20 April 2018

A peaceful and relaxing place for walking, running or cycling. Great place to see the steam train (when operating) on weekends if you find right spot to view (seen Father Christmas several times!). However, if you plan to access the path (called The Guild Wheel)...More

1  Thank LancashireTuey
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a great river plenty of fish in it and the odd dead sheep, very full last time I saw it. Sometimes there is less water in it but it's not a good river for swimming

1  Thank Jago1968
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It's only a river and is as wide as the Thames. It is tidal up to Preston and can be a trickle or a roar. Its presence enabled Preston to have a Dock - 12 miles from the sea and this dock pioneered container shipping....More

Thank Terence B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Nice walk at the bottom of Avenham/ Miller parks just out of the city centre, accessed from Winkley Square via Avenham Park, go down the very steep path to the river at the bottom where you can walk either way west to either the old...More

Thank PNEPete
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This river is peculiar for me in that no matter where you come across it you will always be at least impressed and possibly delighted by it's appearance. My advice would be to cycle the Guild Wheel and enjoy the many and splendid views of...More

1  Thank Steve T
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Sorry for delay in replying. Yes, Blue Green Algae is dangerous for dogs. Can sometimes kill a dog within 15mins