BlackpoolPoulton-le-Fylde

Blapou three
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Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

52m

Descent

42m

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Description

This is a more pleasant route out of Blackpool, going via Stanley Park

This is a more pleasant route out of Blackpool, going via Stanley Park

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
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.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Maybe present 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 (1)
Not 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)
Not present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Maybe present Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not 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)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not 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)
Not 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)
Not 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)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not 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?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Maybe present 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 75.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 9.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 16.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 11.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Very clear (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.

72.0% of the route is on roads (1)

80.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

90.0% of the route is paved (1)

1.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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2X December 2021 by Mary Oz
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Start and end points

Blackpool
Grid RefSD3104136644
Lat / Lon 53.82149° / -3.04900°
Easting / Northing331,041E / 436,644N
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Poulton-le-Fylde
Grid RefSD3490739603
Lat / Lon 53.84858° / -2.99091°
Easting / Northing334,907E / 439,603N
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Review


Mary Oz

03 Dec 2021

This route leaves Blackpool on pleasant suburban roads, with a few interesting buildings along the way. It crosses Stanley Park which is an excellent park with an Art Deco café, gardens and a boating lake, which the route crosses over two wide bridges. At the time of writing there had been cases of avian flu amongst the lake’s wildfowl, and the lake was roped off so I had to walk around the lake, but normally this is open. Leaving the park there is a pelican crossing then a cycle-and-walkway past the front of Blackpool Zoo.
The route along the side of the zoo and then towards Normoss has a choice of hard-surfaced cycle track or a gravelled woodland walk next to the stream. The two are close together and you can switch between them. There are some picnic tables by the stream.
The route is slightly let down by a wide kissing gate into the new housing estate, otherwise I think the whole route would have been pretty easy to wheel. The opening is about 80cm wide. There are also cycle traffic-calmers but they are quite wide.
The route weaves through pleasant housing and then through Normoss, where there are various facilities, and fields on one side of the road. Fields line Benedict Drive which leads to more new housing, and then a gate-enclosed road cuts through to the main road into Poulton-le-Fylde. These gates have walkarounds which are quite wide. At the Poulton end the gate itself is padlocked, but the chain can be lifted over the post anyway! Locals told me it is used in this way by people on mobility scooters! The walk into Poulton from here is straightforward along paved roads.


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