There are a few bridges over the River Ribble in Preston but the bridge at Brockholes, close to the Tickled Trout Hotel must be the busiest. At one time many years ago this crossing of the river was a toll bridge, now it carries traffic heading to and from the busy M6 junction and is the location of the oldest stretch of motorway in the Country.
Despite the huge amount of traffic, walkers and cyclists can quickly escape the dusty main road on the Ribble Way and Guild Wheel. It is a very pleasant short walk from here to the Shaw’s Arms on London Road where you can stop for a pint and a pie before carrying on into the City Centre via Avenham Park.
Photo: Fuji x100 f8 1/280
Paul Melling [paulmellingphotography]