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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Urgent Action for Seas & Open Spaces! - and the more leisurely Ribble Coast & Wetlands Walking Festival - The Ribble Way Walk to Brockholes

URGENT ACTION is needed to Save our Seas - Marine Reserves NOW - click here!

URGENT ACTION is needed to Save our Open Spaces - Register YOUR local Open Space in the Local Development Framework consultation - deadline SOON - click here!

And on a much more leisurely note...

Join other Ribble residents for a fabulous Walk along the Ribble to Brockholes!

As part of the Ribble Coast & Wetlands Regional Park's Walking Festival, Ribbleside residents are Walking the Ribble Way to the Wildlife Trust's new Wetland Nature Reserve at Brockholes.

It will be an all-day event, walking upriver to the Wildlife Trust's new Brockholes Wetland Nature Reserve. We will be starting from the Tram Bridge over the Ribble between Avenham & Miller Parks and Penwortham, and walking the Ribble Way upriver, past the Shawes Arms, Mete House, and Mellings Wood, through to Brockholes Wetland.

You can enjoy many happy hours by the riverbank whatever the weather!

You can read more about some of the wildlife you might see at Neil Mitchell's blog: 'Twitch with Mitch'

Come and join us for a fabulous day out by the Ribble!

The full details are:

Start time: 10.30am on Saturday 4th August

Meeting place: On the Old Tram Bridge over the Ribble, between Penwortham and Avenham & Miller Parks, Preston

Length of walk (miles): Approximately 8 miles in total: 2 hours walking alongside the Ribble each way, plus a picnic lunch (bring your own). The expected finish time is approximately 4.30-5pm.

It is an easy/medium walk, we intend to take our time enjoying the Ribble scenery and wildlife. There are a few stiles and occasional bumpy terrain.

It is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs as there are stiles and some bumpy terrain along the riverbank.

Children are very welcome but must be capable of an 8 mile walk, however leisurely this will be!

Unfortunately dogs are not able to come to this particular event due to the breeding bird sites at Brockholes Wetland.

Bring your own lunch and plenty to drink, plus sunhats/block or raincoats, depending on the weather that day. Do bring cameras and binoculars if you wish.

At Brockholes Wetland Reserve, we will meet the Site Manager who has kindly offered to explain the Wildlife Trust's plans for the site, and we may be lucky enough to have a short guided walk, depending on the locations of bird breeding sites.

Do come along, and bring family and friends.

You can email us at

More details about this and other Ribble Events

More Ribble Coast & Wetlands Walking Festival Events can be found by following the link at Action Ribble Estuary

More information about Brockholes Wetland Nature Reserve

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