Current Restoration Projects

Work in 2013-14 and the future


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Long Preston Floodplain Project Trail

Download our map which shows two walks in the area and the locations of the 6 Long Preston interpretations boards.

All routes are Public Rights of Way, please respect the marked paths and follow the countryside code.


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Two river restoration projects have been achieved but before progressing further schemes, the decision has been taken to take a thorough overview of the site and carefully consider the future. Adrian Shepherd has been taken on to lead on the research and will work with Dave Tayler through YDMT, thanks to funding from NE and EA.

The key aim of the year is to research a potential integrated Long Preston Floodplain project and:

1. Research the opinions of all stakeholders including partners, landowners, user groups and other interested parties.

2. Consider ideas and likely sites and assess the various constraints on these.

3. Identify a priority project for 2014 and prepare for design phase.

4. Achieve communications through the website, leaflets, public/steering group meetings and site visits, to enable a wider and better understanding of the River Restoration Works Phase 1 and 2 and wet grassland creation schemes.

In addition the project has gained funding from NYCC, YDNPA and Forest of Bowland AONB Sustainable Development Funds. These will, in spring 2014, create a bird hide on the Ribble Way at Wigglesworth Hall Farm, new interpretation and a Bird Report from the 1960s to present.

View the completed River Ribble Restoration Projects here.

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