Keep safe!

Keep safe!
You are responsible for your own safety and that of your dog. The walks listed in this blog are not detailed guides. Plan your route! Click the landrover image for safety advice from Bowland Pennine MRT.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Penwotham Holme Riverside Stroll

This walk from Penwortham Holme and downstream along the banks of the Ribble is a really easy walk, which is suitable for old, infirm, pushchairs and wheelchairs. There is usually easy parking and, provided your dog is happy to mix with plenty of others and you keep an eye out of any occasional traffic along this pedestrianised road, there are off lead opportunities.

Park up by the allotments at Penwortham Holme, next to the road bridge over the Ribble at the bottom of Fishergate Hill. The route is obvious, along a tree lined road, with wide grassy verges and occasional benches if you want to stop and rest a while. The road leads for a mile or so, to a large electricity distribution station. Traffic is very light and the road is closed to public traffic.

I always think this is quite an unusual walk, it's like a grand but out of place victorian promenade. The keen and able can continue on a riverside path beside Penwortham Golf Club, all the way to Longton Marshes if you wish.

Doggy rating 5/10

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