The village benefits from several large, tree lined, village greens, with many footpaths leading direct to the surrounding hills. Long Preston has just over three hundred households, and is a friendly community with many residents working in the village, as well as commuting to the neighbouring towns.


The residents organise a wide range of village clubs and activities, many centred on the Village Hall, which has a large open area, suitable for dances and exhibitions, with full installed projection facilities for film shows or illustrated talks. It also has well equiped kitchen. A smaller meeting room is also available upstairs.