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Guided Walk - Avenham Park - Old Tram Road route - Lancaster Canal
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Length of walk 2.5 miles, 2 hours approx. Led by Nigel Hardacre.

This is an easy route, but good walking shoes/boots are still recommended.  There is no canal in water to see this time, just the old tram road route, the tram bridge itself and other local history from the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Meet outside the Avenham Park Pavilion Cafe. 10.00 a.m. start.

Nearby parking available close to Avenham Park, but please be aware of meter parking in the streets closest to the park. Current flood defence work along Riverside also restricts access from South Meadow Lane.

This walk is organised in conjunction with Lancaster Canal Trust and Friends of Tram Bridge.

As work may be starting on the demolition of the current bridge, possibly in spring ’24, this may be one of the last opportunities to see it before work begins.

 

Limited spaces
Branch
IWA Lancashire & Cumbria Branch
Event Dates

Saturday 3rd February 2024

Sign up Deadline

02/02/2024 8:00 pm

Location

Preston

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Old Tram Bridge heritage walk

Length of walk 2.5 miles, 2 hours approx. Led by Nigel Hardacre.

This is an easy route, but good walking shoes/boots are still recommended.  There is no canal in water to see this time, just the old tram road route, the tram bridge itself and other local history from the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Meet outside the Avenham Park Pavilion Cafe. 10.00 a.m. start.

Nearby parking available close to Avenham Park, but please be aware of meter parking in the streets closest to the park. Current flood defence work along Riverside also restricts access from South Meadow Lane.

This walk is organised in conjunction with Lancaster Canal Trust and Friends of Tram Bridge.

As work may be starting on the demolition of the current bridge, possibly in spring ’24, this may be one of the last opportunities to see it before work begins.

 

Details

Time

10.00 am

Be ready for a 10.00 a.m. prompt start

Contact

Further Reading

Nigel will be bringing along copies of The Lancaster Canal Trust Guide Book, Janet Rigby’s book on the Lancaster Canal and copies of Gordon Biddle’s book, 200 years on the Lancaster Canal, so please bring some cash if you want to buy any books.

Old Tram bridge heritage walk

Places must be booked via email:

nigel.hardacre@waterways.org.uk

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Location

Preston

Q72X+V6 Preston, UK

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