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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.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lanes and fields from Leyland Road

Much to the dog's delight we managed a walk of about an hour and a half, mainly on country lanes and footpaths this morning, without setting foot in the car. Best of all, our starting point was near to Leyland Road, only a mile or so from the centre of Preston.

We headed off on one of regular routes down Bee Lane. It's a lovely stroll, past the stables and over the cross roads, leading to a private lane and ending with a gate and stile, where the footpath leads over open fields.

After manoeuvring the dog over the stile, and keeping a watchful eye on nearby grazing cattle, we followed the path over the Penwortham Way bypass and through more open fields to a farm track which led us to Green Lane. Judging by the dog's excitement, I think the muck spreader had passed by recently but fortunately the dry weather of the past few days gave little opportunity for him to make the most of it!

Our route was completed with a circuit of Newgate Lane, Chain House Lane and Pope Lane before retracing our steps to home. Not before though the dog had launched himself into the biggest muddy puddle in sight, so ruining (for me anyway) an otherwise nice clean walk!

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Doggy rating 6/10

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog - its great! We're moving to Preston (Fulwood) from Lancaster soon, so your blog will be a good source of walk information for us :)

I was wondering if you know of any good pubs in or around Preston that allow dogs (and preferable serve half-decent food)...

Thanks, Matt

Dogs Dad said...

Hi Matt

Thanks for your feedback. We've not been to pubs in the immediate area that allow dogs but maybe with comments we can help to update this site http://www.doggiepubs.org.uk/ which is a great site that we've used to get ideas for places to go