Map by kind permission of Johnston Press
The cruciform plot with a tall pillar cross covers the site of the mass grave of 38 children, two teachers and seven civilians who were buried there.
It is a place to ponder on the meaning of life and other matters.
leading into Trinity Close turn right onto Preston Old Road
pass the Coach and Horses pub and keep ahead to a mini roundabout.
Here turn right onto Naze Lane East. There now follows a road walk that takes you alongside Warton's main runway
and then as Stoney Lane turns south.
Now on Bush Lane pass the end of Cherry Lane and follow the bend to the right signalling the start of Pool Lane. As this approaches the aerodrome buildings
turn left at the next junction. The lane now downgraded to a track
comes to an end at a stile
leading onto the Lancashire Coastal Path.
Before you are the banks of the River Ribble. Cross the stile and turn left onto a path which can be muddy
after prolonged spells of rain and follow it close to an embankment for a little over half a mile. After a stile a sign post points inland.
Climb up the embankment to reach a large field. To the right there is a trig point
perched above the confluence of the Ribble and Freckleton Pool. This is Naze Point and it provides a fine view despite the fact it is just a few feet above the river level. Across the river is another confluence where the River Douglas enters the Ribble. To the right of the Douglas lies Hesketh Out Marsh the RSPB's newly created reserve; to the left of the Douglas lies Longton Marsh.
Cross a stile into an enclosed path.
After Naze Cottage on the right turn right and then left to follow
the hedgerow on the right. After a tall metal railings on the left
bear right onto a drive that passes between buildings
to take you through the boatyard.
300yds after the boatyard turn left
to join Preston Old Road and the village centre.
The Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. This charity which aims to preserve the heritage of Ribble Motor Services which was at one time one of Britain's largest bus companies has a depot on the Naze Lane East Industrial Estate. See www.rvpt.co.uk for further information.