Access Improvements at Sandybrook
Approximately £26,000 of funded access work has just been competed at Sandybrook, Preston. Sandybrook is one of a cluster of 8 Woodland Trust sites in the city of Preston which has a population of approx. one hundred and thirty thousand people.
The work is part of a continued programme of upgrading access facilities as part of the welcoming site programme and other sites improved nearby include Masons Wood and Midgery Wood where the improvements have been very well received by local people.
The work which was funded by the Lancashire Environmental Fund a key funder that has achieved a host of access improvements for visitors including 1500 metres of path now surfaced to allow year round access, 2 new flights of steps (70 steps in total) and 2 entrances upgraded to make the more welcoming to visitors and to deter motorbikes which have been an issue on site. The work has also joined up 2 linear paths thus creating a 1.5km circular walk for local people to enjoy. For more information contact Colin Riley, Site Manager North.
Paul Bunton- Events & Communications Officer, North