Enjoying nature and being active often go hand in hand. Spending time outdoors in natural spaces is known to provide a range of benefits from increasing fitness and activity levels to improving mental wellbeing. This is one of the many reasons why we are producing a range of river walks across the Ribble catchment.
In total there will be 15 river walks which will take in a variety of locations; many which have benefited from our river restoration and habitat improvement work. The walks vary in length from 2 to 9 miles so there will be walks for everyone to enjoy.
Walk guides will be available on paper and as downloads on our website. Our Ribble Life app also contains a section for the walk guides which incorporates audio clips, photographs, short film clips, and animations to help users learn more about the catchment’s heritage and wildlife.
So far we have completed four circular walks,
- Calder and Brun, Burnley
- Rivers and Bridges, Preston
- Ribble Estuary, Lytham
- Riversway Docklands, Preston
The next routes to be created will focus on Hyndburn Brook, Sabden, Chipping, Slaidburn, and Barrowford.
Walk guides can be downloaded our website, and the Ribble Life app can be downloaded for free from the app store- simply search ‘Ribble Life’. Paper walk guides are also available at all of our public events and shows.