AlsagerBignall End

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By confusedmatrix on 22 Jul 2021







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This route avoids the Audley Rd which isn't very safe for walkers and takes in more established footpaths, with significantly more off-road sections

This route avoids the Audley Rd which isn't very safe for walkers and takes in more established footpaths, with significantly more off-road sections


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Grid Ref SJ8006355150
Lat / Lon 53.09320° / -2.29916°
Easting / Northing 380,063E / 355,150N
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Bignall End
Grid Ref SJ8105450888
Lat / Lon 53.05492° / -2.28411°
Easting / Northing 381,054E / 350,888N
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16 Jan 2024 Winter

This is a first class Slow Way, well used paths and quiet roads. Easy to follow, some cattle and hence mud. A great walk along the old railway which could be extended to complete this route to offering a good walking and cycle route serving Alsager railway station, a candidate for Make Ways.

I started Bignall End and took the path along a private drive which could be a little discouraging. Beyond the gate there is a well used link from a recreation ground so from here it’s well used and easy to follow. The path crosses what was the rail line but stays with its course before crossing the high bridge at what was Jamage Junction where a line went off to serve Jamage colliery and chemical works all now vanished.

The quiet road offers a safe passage under the A500 then at Dunkirk work was in progress to make the old road, now closed to traffic, into a good footpath. More easy road walking to a footpath along the drive to Mosshouse Farm and a well defined route around the eastern side. Cattle are possible in these next fields and around stiles it was muddy but a good country walk considering this is Staffordshire.

A brief dog leg left right at Merelake to locate the unmarked but very apparent rail trail and are soon into East Cheshire. This is an excellent easy path with good links to two crossing footpaths one passes on a bridge, high over the trail with good quality steps to make the link.

Meeting the edge of Alsager there is an information board, missing I guess at the south end as those few yards are in Staffordshire. I nearly missed the final off road path which is useful if taking a train to Stoke as it avoids a possible delay at the level crossing, for trains to Crewe it mighty be best to stay on the road especially if the train's arrival is imminent.

  • Ken


    16 Jan 2024

    Looking forward to a review from the author, confusedmatrix

  • John Johnson

    John Johnson

    16 Jan 2024

    I'm a little confused too ?

  • Ken


    16 Jan 2024

    In an attempt to resolve confusion but perhaps making it worse. The route was uploaded to the site by someone with a persona of 'confusedmatrix' mine being just 'Ken'

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