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Spring in full swing on Guild Wheel

A section of the Guild Wheel

A section of the Guild Wheel

The number of walkers and cyclists using Preston’s Guild Wheel is rapidly growing as the better weather arrives, according to chairman of the Guild Wheel Project, Peter Ward.

Mr Ward said he expects that 2014 will see more than last year’s 8,000 people per month using the 21-mile circuit.

He claims this is partly down to natural wild flower bulbs and seeds now beginning to bloom along the route.

Last autumn and this spring, groups of students from Myerscough College and apprentices from Preston Council’s Parks Department gave a hand to volunteers carrying out planting work.

Thousands of native daffodils, bluebells and aconites, were donated by Barton Grange Garden Centre.

Plants worth £500 were also bought from the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthew’s Lottery grant donation, and daffodils and poppy seeds were donated by Dobbies Garden Centre at Clifton.

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