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Preston Guild Wheel

34 km / 21 miles

Opening July 2012

The Preston Guild Wheel is a 21 mile walkway and cycleway that encircles Preston, linking the city to the countryside and bringing the benefits of a beautiful outdoor space to the city perimeter.

It has been created as a lasting legacy to celebrate the 2012 Preston Guild and benefit Preston residents and visitors alike for years to come.

The Guild Wheel route makes the most of the different landscapes that surround the city, creating a rich and varied environment for everyone to enjoy. From the beautiful woodland areas at Red Scar Wood and Boilton Wood in the east, alongside the gently meandering River Ribble to the south of the city and the historic splendour of the docklands area, the Guild Wheel offers something for all.

At the moment the Guild Wheel is under construction. Some sections are not yet open but large sections of it are complete and open for public use. The complete route will be opened next year in time for the Preston Guild celebrations. For more information about the route, updates on progress and a detailed map please go to the Lancashire County Council website below.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy; Cycle Route; Canal; River; Urban
Start and Finish:
SD538286 - Avenham and Miller parks, South Meadow Lane Preston, Lancs
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Web Sites: Preston Guild Wheel


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger: 102
OS Landranger Active: 102
OS Explorer: 286
OS Explorer Active: 286

Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping: Ribble Way
Other Paths: Lancashire Monastic Way Upholland to Sawley Abbey; Lancashire-Lakeland Link; Lancaster Canal; North West Way; Thirlmere Way
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Route Profile:

34.0 Km (21.1 miles)
254 m (833 ft) ascent
62 m (203 ft)  maximum height