As part of Ribble Life Together 15 new circular walks will be created across the catchment, from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Lytham and the Ribble Estuary. These walks will vary in difficulty and in length from 2.2 miles to 8.5 miles (3.5km to 13.7km). The routes will focus on river and freshwater features as well as local social, industrial and cultural heritage.
The purpose of the circular walks is to achieve the following objectives:
Increase access to and interpretation/understanding of rivers
Increase existing use of rivers
Widen the audience of rivers
Each walk will have an accompanying walk guide and interpretation panels, other interpretation will include digital apps, geocaches, short films and audio recordings. In addition to this most of the walk routes will be designed to pass our other physical works such as woodlands, wetlands and fish passes.
The Ribble Life Together circular walks aim to help everyone to access the river and learn more about the hidden heritage: physical access improvements and exciting interpretation should ensure that these walks are accessible and appeal to all of the community.