Barton (Wyre)Longridge

Barlon one
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Distance

12km/7mi

Ascent

115m

Descent

37m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Barton (Wyre) and Longridge.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Barton (Wyre) and Longridge.

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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Downloads - 6

Surveys

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DescriptionNote
Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (0)
Present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Maybe present Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Maybe present Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 30.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 25.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 25.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 1.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

40.0% of the route is on roads (1)

10.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

50.0% of the route is paved (1)

3.0% of the route is muddy (1)

1.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

25.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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1 surveys

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3X May 2021 by Burnroyd
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Barton (Wyre)
Grid RefSD5158437193
Lat / Lon 53.82875° / -2.73706°
Easting / Northing351,584E / 437,193N
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Longridge
Grid RefSD6037637435
Lat / Lon 53.83167° / -2.60353°
Easting / Northing360,376E / 437,435N
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Barlon One's land is

Pasture 85.3%
Urban 14.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Mary Oz

23 Feb 2022 (edited 22 Apr 2022)

The initial footpath leaving Barton was blocked by works at the time, but I have walked it before and I quickly got back on track by going through the churchyard. The route was pretty muddy, although there had been several storms recently. I doubt that it is usually this bad though. The footbridge over the M6, with a stile at each end, will make this route impractical for some people, as will later features of the walk.
The paths along field edges from Benson’s House to Goosnargh contain an inordinate number of narrow bridges, but they are all in a good state of repair, as are most of the plentiful stiles. Mostly the fields seemed to be used for sheep, so they were not muddy. Generally the waymarking is good, with blue Whittingham Walks signs as well as the standard yellow ones. The footpaths mostly looked used.
Goosnargh is a nice village with a couple of pubs and a chippy, and a village green with benches. There are interesting buildings on the way through too.
I didn’t find any problems navigating the section to and through Fell Foot Farm/Staveley’s Eggs, although I was forewarned to take care with navigation by Burnroyd’s photo survey. I used the ditch-crossing bridge of his photo, but it seemed the obvious way to go. I could then see the long low buildings of the farm, headed towards them, then kept to the south of them, where the footpath signs showed. The gate to the north east (see Burnroyd’s photo) is intimidating to vehicle traffic, but there is a permanent opening for walkers. It would be helpful if the farm put up more signage for walker though. My inclination is always to stick to the right of way to help keep it accessible, so I wouldn’t use the road alternative Burnroyd suggests… especially as the rest of the route is all roads!
The roads to Oaklands Farm had no pavements but were very quiet. There were also good views across to the Bowland Fells. The road into Longridge was relatively busy, but had a pavement. The route ends at a nicely maintained former railway station which is now a café.


Burnroyd

06 May 2021

This is a pleasant enough flat walk through an agricultural landscape, along field edges, footpaths and quiet lanes. There is little of particular interest along the walk, but Goosnargh is a nice place for a rest, with a number of options for refreshments. There are a number of potential obstacles, including steps, stiles, gates, narrow bridges and associated short rough sections, which may make the route unsuitable for those with limited mobility. There are a couple of very short sections where it may be necessary to adapt the route due to access issues (described in a route survey) but these are fairly straightforward.


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