Ashwig one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Ashton-in-Makerfield and Wigan.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Ashton-in-Makerfield and Wigan.

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Grid Ref SJ5776299272
Lat / Lon 53.48847° / -2.63804°
Easting / Northing 357,762E / 399,272N
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Grid Ref SD5814205529
Lat / Lon 53.54474° / -2.63315°
Easting / Northing 358,142E / 405,529N
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Ashwig One's land is

Arable 28.8%
Urban 65.0%
Water 6.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



06 Sep 2023 Summer

This route consists of a mixture of canal towpaths, gravel, unmade footpaths and private lanes, with major roads at either end of the route.

As portions of the routes are low-lying and within wetlands, mud can become an issue following rain. The width of paths are also likely to cause problems for those with mobility issues.

When walked in September 2023, housing development meant that there was a temporary footpath diversion between Bryn and Landgate, but this caused no issues.

There are however three other locations where I had to deviate from the mapped route. The first is at Park House Farm (SD578022) where the Right of Way has been unofficially diverted around the farmhouse buildings. The second was on the Northern branch at a junction of Right of Ways (SD580024), which dispute Wigan Councils proactive maintainance often becomes overgrown and very muddy. And finally within Wigan Flashes Nature Reserve (SD581030) the marked paths on OS maps do not represent what is on the ground. In all of these instances, minor diversions were all that was required - these will be submitted as an alternative route (Ashwig Two?).

All in all, this is a pleasant walk, with wildlife and tranquility between two sizable urban locations.

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