BlackpoolThornton

Blatho one
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Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

46m

Descent

27m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Blackpool and Thornton.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Blackpool and Thornton.

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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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.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
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)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Maybe present Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not 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)
Present at time of survey 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)
Maybe present Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Maybe present Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
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)
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)
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)
Maybe present Cattle possible (1)
Not 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)
Maybe present 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)
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 45.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 7.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 7.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 7.0% (1)

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

80.0% 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)

10.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

10.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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3X January 2022 by Mary Oz
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Blackpool
Grid RefSD3104136644
Lat / Lon 53.82149° / -3.04900°
Easting / Northing331,041E / 436,644N
What3Wordsstrain.prove.track
Thornton
Grid RefSD3427242039
Lat / Lon 53.87039° / -3.00108°
Easting / Northing334,272E / 442,039N
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Blatho One's land is

Pasture 13.4%
Urban 86.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Review


Mary Oz

12 Jan 2022

The route leaves Blackpool North Station along pleasant enough, mainly residential streets. It crosses the busy A587 via a pelican crossing, near shops and Layton railway station. The route after Washington Avenue is a little tricky to follow. Turn into Linden Place opposite the hospice, turn right along a pavement (not road) to cut through to the end of Edmonton Place, then use the footpath next to the white fence, onto the sports field. Cross the field, aiming for one of the footbridges across the stream, ideally the one opposite the kissing gate onto Sage Close. I used the one marked on the OS Map, which is a bit slippery and rickety, but more obvious as you cross the field. The better one is 20 metres to the right. At the other end of Sage Close is the footpath with a metal fence on one side, which leads into the cemetery and crematorium.
There is a pond here, with benches around it, and there is a café (cash only, currently open 9am-3pm weekdays) with toilets around the back. Pedestrian access is available through the cemetery at all times.
From here, the route follows a B road with a pavement into Carleton, where there are shops and a pub. Surfaced off-road paths with cycle barriers, and residential roads, take the route through to fields. Here, the OS Map is more accurate than the Slow Ways map, but once in the field (via a stile with a fingerpost), the path is not very clear. Head for the buildings beyond the pylon – Breedy Butts – with another stile or two and a narrow footbridge to cross. These fields were muddy and very wet when I crossed them. A gate leads out onto a nicely landscaped lane with a cattle grid at the end.
After the subway below the main road, a footpath crosses the disused Poulton to Fleetwood railway, which you can read more about, as you cross it again, going into Thornton.


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