Alscon one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Alsager and Congleton.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Alsager and Congleton.

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Grid Ref SJ8006355150
Lat / Lon 53.09320° / -2.29916°
Easting / Northing 380,063E / 355,150N
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Grid Ref SJ8594262962
Lat / Lon 53.16361° / -2.21172°
Easting / Northing 385,942E / 362,962N

Alscon One's land is

Arable 11.0%
Pasture 41.9%
Urban 47.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Nathan Smith

13 Sep 2022 Summer

This was a really pleasurable route to follow, ~14km made it a really nice distance to walk, it's mainly flat as it follows the canal the majority of the way on the towpaths. The route set out in Slow Ways is completely accurate and able to be followed without any issues, I'd definitely walk it again and would recommend to others.

That being said the start and finish points do involve slightly more hilly terrain, Canal Street heading out of Congleton is the way up to the canal and is a kilometer of a steep hill but slowing your pace makes it more than manageable and once you get into Alsager the footpath you join to head in the direction of the train station it quite up and down.

It's worth mentioning that depending on where you're headed in Alsager you don't need to use this footpath, if you're wanting to get to the town centre then one you leave the canal and join on to the pavement on the main road, keep walking straight along this road and you'll get to the town centre.

The varied scenery and wildlife I came across on this walk also made it a very interesting walk to do even with the fact that you're on the same path for a good portion of the walk with great views of the folly on Mow Cop as well as just general countryside views.

May not be suitable for wheelchairs as at times the towpaths are just wide enough to walk on and the towpaths can get a little uneven which may make for an uncomfortable journey.

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