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South Ribble Heritage Trails

Welcome to the South Ribble Heritage Trails!

The Heritage Trails are a collection of guided walks of various lengths, presented as a series of downloadable digital guidebooks. Created with the help of local historians, each walk explores and explains the history and significance of long-standing local landmarks.

We know the Covid-19 pandemic has led many people to explore their local area much more, and many residents have become curious about local sites and the stories behind them.

If this sounds like you, simply download any of the digital guidebooks below to your smartphone or device, follow the trail maps provided and read all about these special local landmarks as you pass them.


Bamber Bridge Heritage Trail (2.2 miles) (PDF) [9MB]

Cuerdale Heritage Trail (3.4 miles) (PDF) [13MB]

Higher Penwortham Heritage Trail (2.5 miles) (PDF) [24MB]

Howick & Hutton Heritage Trail (3 miles) (PDF) [20MB]

Lostock Hall Heritage Trail (3.5 miles) (PDF) [4MB]

Lostock Hall & Farington Railway Heritage Trail (3.5 miles) (PDF) [5MB]

Lower Penwortham Heritage Trail (2 miles) (PDF) [5MB]

Penwortham Bee Lane Circular Walk (2.5 miles) (PDF) [20MB] (opens new window)

Penwortham 'Figure of 8' Heritage Trail (3.5 miles) (PDF) [4MB]

Penwortham 'Trams & Trains' Heritage Trail (4.3 miles) (PDF) [21MB]

How many have you completed, and how much did you learn? Let us know what you thought of them! Drop us an email to

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