The Preston Guild Wheel is a 21 mile "Greenway" that encircles the city of Preston, linking the city to the countryside. It is both a walking and cycling route.

Built by Lancashire County Council with the support of Preston City Council and the significant input of volunteers from the Guild Wheel Users Group, the Guild Wheel has been created as a lasting legacy for the 2012 Preston Guild. The route will provide a valuable and on-going commemoration of the Guild, benefiting Preston residents and visitors alike for years to come.

The Guild Wheel route makes the most of the different landscapes that surround the city of Preston, creating a rich and varied environment for everyone to enjoy. To the south of the city, it takes you alongside the gently meandering River Ribble, past ancient woodland, historic city centre parks, the largest nineteenth century dock in Europe and Brockholes Nature Reserve by the M6. Other highlights of the route include the Ribble Link Canal and the woodland areas at Longsands.

Getting around the Guild Wheel

The Guild Wheel is a 21 mile circular route that can be ridden or walked in any direction for as far as you want. You can join the route at any point on the way.

The route is mainly off-road and traffic free, providing a scenic and safe cycling and walking route for all the family to use. Use the map to help plan your route around the entire Guild Wheel or to create shorter cycling and walking routes to suit your location and ability.

Keep healthy – Cycling and walking is one way to ensure that you get the 30 minutes a day exercise that doctors recommend for good health.

Bring the family – The Guild Wheel is ideal for family walking and cycling trips. Visit Brockholes Nature Reserve, Avenham and Miller Parks or the Docklands.

Cycle to school – There are a number of schools very close to the route – why not use it for your journey to school?

Cycle to work – The Guild Wheel passes through a number of Preston’s employment areas and close to the city centre.

Links to the Railway station – The route passes close to the railway station. Cycle parking is available at the railway station.

Car Parks – There are several car parks close to the route – please refer to the map.