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A great trail for leisurely cycling or walking.

The Preston Guild Wheel is a 21 mile trail around Preston. It was created as a legacy for the 2012... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wrea Green, UK
Great Ride

A fitting tribute. Though can get a little congested around Brockholes and Avenham so be careful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Preston Guild Wheel is a 21 mile trail around Preston. It was created as a legacy for the 2012 Preston Guild, a festival that takes place every twenty years. The trail is mostly on tarmac surfaces, with a few short rougher sections, but can...More

Thank Livefats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fitting tribute. Though can get a little congested around Brockholes and Avenham so be careful as it is there for all to use. Its a perfect length to stretch the muscles and get out. Clockwise is probably the easiest route and you will have...More

Thank Simmy5067
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Preston wheel is a 21 mile circuit around the outskirts of Preston. It is mainly on tarmac surfaces through parks and paths although there is a few short stretches on unmade lanes and a few 100 yards along quiet roads. I have completed it...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have cycled the Guild Wheel many times. Mainly off road but care required in certain places when crossing main roads such as the A6 at Broughton crossroads and the new road at the motorway roundabout. Alternative routes to avoid some of the steep bits....More

Thank nsherry754
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a really great bike ride. It is a circular route and mostly off road. There is a little bit on dual cartridge way but there are cycle paths on the pavements. There are a few hills but only one we had to push...More

Thank car0lr65
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I live locally to the Guild Wheel and whilst I ride a section of it regularly I don't do the full route often. It is a great asset to the folk of Preston. Sadly, the man who's vision became a reality, and without whom we...More

2  Thank grubgobbler
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Cycled whole circuit with family including our 10 year old son. 22miles mostly tarmac mostly off road. Lots of variety and interest. Took 3 hours including 30min stop at Starbucks. Great ride, would thoroughly recommend

1  Thank GatesheadMum
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Guild Wheel once a beautiful area for walking in has now become a "share with care" area with cyclists. It is quite frankly an accident waiting to happen. Cyclist's tear around it at breakneck speeds racing each other, none of them seem to have...More

Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Covered the whole Guildwheel over 4 days.A free map available at Harris Museum shop. Bus stops never too far away.It could be isolated at times and bustling with activity at others. Best bits were Boilton Wood and the river walk from Brockholes to Fishwick Bottoms.Most...More

1  Thank Hephsi
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have walked various sections of the Wheel either alone or with family. I've found myself feeling uncomfortable walking alone along some stretches of it and now stick to busier sections when on my own. A good way to get fresh air and exercise. A...More

3  Thank Sue B
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12 November 2017|
Response from grubgobbler | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I would recommend mountain bike. It is doable on a road bike but the section from the crematorium down through the woods to Brockholes would have to be walked, if wearing cycling shoes you would possibly damage your... More
6 July 2017|
Response from Ciaran T | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous access points to the guild wheel as it generally runs along dedicated paths and bridleways with some road sections. There are several pubs/cafes etc along the route which would all provide good starting... More
7 March 2017|
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Response from MikeJBryan | Reviewed this property |
I think you would struggle with a dog as much of the route crosses roads and most of it is in areas where a dog would need to be on a lead. I wouldn't recommend taking a baby on any part of the route except the stretch by... More