What better way to take advantage of the longer evenings and the warmer weather than taking a walk with our furry friends.Advertisement
Here are a few beauty spots from in around Preston, great for making the most of with your dog. If we’ve missed any, make sure you leave your comments below.
Avenham and Miller Park
Whether you’re exploring the Japanese Garden, walking along the River Ribble or doing the Guild Wheel, you can spend hours at these adjoining parks that lie in the picturesque Avenham valley. Located in the heart of the city centre, there’s plenty of places to park and just a 5 minute walk from Preston railway station, the park is easily accessible for all.
Cuerden Valley Park
The reviews on TripAdvisor speak for themselves. Many say the park is a ‘natural beauty’ and a ‘dog walker’s paradise’. The park is maintained and managed by Cuerden Valley Park Trust, an independent charity which receives no funding from Local Authorities, relying on income from visitors and car parking.
Hurst Grange Park
The largest park in Penwortham, the site has retained a prestigious Green Flag Award every year since 2003.The woodlands, rolling hills and meadows are a dream for our four legged friends.
Not only are there large open woods and a river for dogs to paddle in, but there’s also a real ale pub to look forward to after or before (or both!) your walk. Woodland Trust claim that you need to visit several times to actually see it all.
This well-loved Preston park is another fine example of the city’s past Victorian influence, with many original features still in place. Perfect for dogs and children, the park has a picnic area, open meadows, footpaths, tennis courts and games area. Great for a day out and easily accessible in car, foot or public transport.
You’ll need transportation and there is a small parking charge, but the spectacular views of the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay are certainly worth it. The park features 271 acres of woodland, grassland and moorland. Dog owners are asked to keep pets under close control in these tranquil settings.
Winter Hill/Rivington Pike
This is another one to get to in the car, but it’ll be a walk worth travelling for. On a clear day, views reach as far as Blackpool tower, Jodrell Bank and the Isle of Man. There are numerous walking routes, perfect for you and your canine to walk or run free.
And somewhere a bit different… Deepdale Retail Park
Yes, that’s right, Deepdale Retail Park! Ultimate cafe, located within Ultimate Outdoors, welcome dogs through its doors all year round. The cafe offers a fine selection of waffles, sandwiches, cakes and coffee and even a treat for the dog of course.