Long Preston Floodplain Project
Enhancing the important wet grassland habitats of the Ribble floodplain between Long Preston and Settle.
The Long Preston Floodplain Project aims to improve public access to the floodplain area for people to learn about the grassland, its birds, wildlife and management.
Visiting the Long Preston Deeps
Visitors can already enjoy improved access to the 'Deeps' wet grassland area, with a new 'Long Preston Wetland Trail' along with a new bird hide, improvements to footpaths, walls, stiles and car parking. A set of six information boards have been installed at local pubs and railway stations to highlight distinctive features of the area. Download the Long Preston Floodplain Project Trail
Schools and educational visits
The project has unlocked a valuable educational resource. As a nationally important conservation site and Site of Special Scientific Interest, it attracts conservationists, historical groups and researchers and provides a unique opportunity for school children and students to learn about farming practices (past and present) and environmental management on the floodplain.
Jane Lait, Rathmell Primary School teacher, said:
The project is keen to support the use of local businesses in the area of Long Preston, Rathmell, Wigglesworth, Giggleswick and Settle. Visit the Long Preston Floodplain project website for a list of local businesses.