2021

SD5328 : Ribble Viaduct, Preston

taken 2 years ago, near to Higher Penwortham, Lancashire, England

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Ribble Viaduct, Preston
Ribble Viaduct, Preston
The Ribble Viaduct carries the West Coast Main Line across the River Ribble in Preston.

The path to the right of the image forms part of routes 62 and 622 of the National Cycle Network. This section of path is within Miller Park.
River Ribble

The River Ribble is a 75 mile long river that flows through North Yorkshire and Lancashire.
It starts near the Ribblehead Viaduct by the confluence of Gayle Beck and Cak Beck. It enters the Irish Sea south of St Ann's.
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

Avenham and Miller Parks, Preston

Avenham and Miller Parks are adjoining Parks that lie in the picturesque Avenham valley on the north bank of the River Ribble close to Preston city centre and rank amongst the finest examples of traditional Victorian parkland in the country and are Grade II* listed on the English Heritage Register of Historic Gardens. The parks are separated by the East Lancashire Railway embankment and linked through ornate railway arches.

Both parks were designed and created by the renowned landscape architect Edward Milner during the 1860ís. At this time the American civil war was raging and Preston and other North West cotton towns were experiencing a cotton famine due to a shortage of raw material from America. The parks were built as public works to keep cotton workers employed and prevent the social and economic problems associated with high unemployment. Miller Park is named after Thomas Miller (1811-1895) who donated the land to the west of the railway embankmentto Preston Council.

Although the parks were designed by Milner to be a "harmonious whole", his design created two distinct parks. Avenham Park became a romantic style garden whilst Miller Park is more formal in appearance with ornate floral displays. They were opened by HRH the Duke of Cambridge on 3rd October 1867.

Following a successful Heritage Lottery Bid, Avenham and Miller Parks have benefited from a substantial restoration. This project was launched in March2006, with the final phase of the restoration completed in 2014.

LinkExternal link Avenham and Miller Parks Leaflet (pdf format), Preston City Council

National Cycle Network route 622

Route 622 of the National Cycle Network is a relatively short, 21-mile route which forms a ring around the city of Preston in Lancashire. It is named the "Preston Guild Wheel".

For more information, see the Sustrans website: LinkExternal link

National Cycle Network route 62

Route 62 of the national Cycle Network stretches for more than 200 miles, from Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast to Selby in North Yorkshire.

From Fleetwood it runs south along the coastline through Blackpool, turns inland to cross the River Ribble at Preston, then returns to the coastline through Southport to the suburbs of Liverpool. It then turns east, forming part of the Trans Pennine Trail, passing to the south of Manchester then over the Pennines, south of Barnsley towards Doncaster then northwards to its finishing point at Selby.

For more information, see the Sustrans website: LinkExternal link

The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads. In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.


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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Miller Park [44] · River Ribble in Preston [34] · West Coast main Line [18] · Path [17] Title Clusters: · Ribble Viaduct, Preston [2] ·
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SD5328, 278 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Malc McDonald   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 October, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 October, 2021
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 535 284 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.9985N 2:42.3706W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 536 285
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