Cuerden Valley Park was voted by vistors to Preston Walkies as the best dog walk in Lancashire. Although the poll was small, Cuerden was a clear favourite for walkers and their dogs.
Cuerden is a lovely site and easily accessible, being close to the junctions of the M6, M65 and M61. The park provides loads of opportunities for off-lead walking through grass meadows and woodland as well as a wonderful stream for paddling, which acts as a magnet for dogs for miles around.
I think it's our dog's favourite spot too and all to often he's stubbornly refused to leave his four legged friends by the stream and join us in the walk back to the car.
The Cuerden Valley Park Trust is a registered charity, run by local people, and does not receive any monies or grants from the two local Councils or the County Council. The Trust was set up in 1986 to manage the park for the benefit of all. The park is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and welcomes everyone; there is no charge - not even for car parking.
You can help by making a donation (large or small), either as a ‘one-off’ or on an annual basis. Without it, the Park may well have to cut back on maintenance or close facilities altogether.
Click here to find out how to make a donation
Well done Cuerden and thank you for providing such a great facility! Runners up were the lovely Roddlesworth Woods and St Annes Beach. Both are well worth a visit and high up on our list of favourites.