Save The Ribble

A blog dedicated to preserving the beauty and delicate ecosystem of the River Ribble, and opposing the Riverworks 'vision' to build a barrage on our River and develop on our riverbanks, floodplains and green spaces, causing damage to wildlife and the environment and increasing the risk of flooding to our homes. Save the Ribble Campaign is not responsible for the content of external blogs or websites which link here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Join the Ribble Coast & Wetlands Walking Festival at Half Term!

See more photos by Pamela S of Preston at The Ribble Cycle Diaries.

The Ribble Coast & Wetlands is running another Walking Festival - for Half Term Week, so GET YOUR BOOTS ON!

Save The Ribble and Ribbleside Friends are organising a Ribble Walk on Monday 15th February, starting at 10.30am from Penwortham Old Bridge (NOT the Old Tram Bridge this time!) which is the 18th Century cobbled bridge connecting Penwortham and Broadgate.

We'll be walking downriver on the South Ribble side as far as the old pumping station turn-off towards Longton and back again (unless allcomers persuade us they'd like to go as far as the Dolphin Inn / Flying Fish...). It will be a good 8 miles or so, and you'll need good footwear and warm clothing, and a packed lunch.

If the weather is really awful, we'll walk a shorter distance, but the prospects look good so far - but it will be cold!

There are other walks taking place throughout the Festival - including Burscough, Martin Mere, Crosby, Mere Sands Wood, Rufford and Mawdesley, Longton Brick Croft, Granny's Bay, Formby, Ainsdale - and Avenham & Miller Parks!

For more details about the Save The Ribble and Ribbleside Friends Walk, and the other walks taking place during this early Spring Ribble Coast & Wetlands Walking Festival between Saturday 13th and Sunday 21st February, see below or check out the Ribble Coast & Wetlands website - and check out the Ribble Cycle Diaries for some more Ribble pictures by Pamela S of Preston.

Happy Ribbling!

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