DWG Map Preston + Blackburn UK

Preston and Blackburn, both located in Lancashire, England, offer a variety of nature parks and green spaces for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to explore. Here are descriptions of some of the notable nature parks in these areas:


  1. Avenham and Miller Parks: Avenham and Miller Parks are two adjacent parks situated along the banks of the River Ribble in Preston. These historic parks are known for their beautiful formal gardens, tree-lined avenues, and scenic riverside walks. The parks often host events and activities throughout the year, making them a hub of community life.
  2. Moor Park: Moor Park is one of the largest and oldest parks in Preston. It features open grassy areas, a picturesque lake, and a range of mature trees. The park is a great place for picnics, leisurely strolls, and family outings.
  3. Grange Valley: Located in the eastern part of Preston, Grange Valley offers a peaceful escape into nature. This local nature reserve features woodlands, meadows, and a network of walking trails, providing opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting.


  1. Witton Country Park: Witton Country Park is a beautiful green space in Blackburn, covering over 480 acres. The park is known for its diverse landscapes, including woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and a large reservoir. It’s a fantastic place for birdwatching, walking, and enjoying the great outdoors.
  2. Corporation Park: Corporation Park is a historic park located in the heart of Blackburn. It features formal gardens, tree-lined avenues, and a scenic boating lake. The park is well-maintained and offers a peaceful atmosphere for a leisurely stroll or a relaxing afternoon.
  3. Sunnyhurst Wood: Sunnyhurst Wood is a nature reserve situated on the outskirts of Blackburn. This ancient woodland is crisscrossed with walking trails, making it an ideal place for hiking and exploring the local flora and fauna.
  4. Darwen Tower and Jubilee Tower: While not a traditional nature park, these towers offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Darwen Tower, also known as India Mill Chimney, and Jubilee Tower are popular landmarks perched atop Darwen Moor, offering breathtaking vistas of the area.

Both Preston and Blackburn offer a range of green spaces and parks that allow residents and visitors to connect with nature, go for walks, and enjoy the natural beauty of Lancashire. These parks and nature reserves provide a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

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