GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Preston Canal Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This walk takes you along the Lancaster Canal from Preston city centre to Haslam Park.
The begins at the start of the canal at Maudlands in Preston, just to the north west of the city centre and train station. From here you can pick up the towpath heading north west to Haslam Park. You can leave the canal here and explore the good sized park which includes nice footpaths taking you to a lime tree avenue, lake, ponds, waterfalls and the rose and sensory gardens. It's also a designated nature reserve with wildflower meadows, open grassland and wetland. Look out for a variety of flora and fauna as you make your way through the park.
After exploring Haslam Park you can pick up the canal and follow it back to Preston where the route finishes.
To extend the walk continue west along the canal to Salwick and Swillbrook where there are nice views of the Lancashire countryside.
To continue your walking in Preston city centre head to the lovely Avenham Park where you can pick up the Ribble Way and enjoy a nice riverside walk.

Preston Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Preston Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Preston Lancaster Canal by the Hand and dagger Public House - geograph.org.uk - 93260

Preston Lancaster Canal by the Hand & dagger Public House.

Preston - Lancaster Canal - geograph.org.uk - 530446

Lancaster Canal. A small marina

Tulketh Mill, Ashton, Preston - geograph.org.uk - 23282 cropped

TulkethMill, Ashton, Preston. Taken from the canal bridge on Woodplumpton Road. Tulketh Mill is now a mail-order catalogue distribution and call centre.Lancaster Canalis in the foreground.

Preston - Lancaster Canal Bridge No. 11a - geograph.org.uk - 530442

Preston - Lancaster Canal Bridge No. 11a

Haslam Park and Tulketh Mill - geograph.org.uk - 307055

Haslam Park and Tulketh Mill Haslam Park with Tulketh Mill in the background.

Haslam Park Lake-geograph-3026862-by-K--A

Haslam Park Lake. Some people are taking the opportunity to enjoy a day in the park on a rare fine day in a very wet summer.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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