Burske one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Burscough and Skelmersdale.

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Grid Ref SD4444711541
Lat / Lon 53.59750° / -2.84088°
Easting / Northing 344,447E / 411,541N
What3Words origin.safely.daunted
Grid Ref SD4891406246
Lat / Lon 53.55036° / -2.77252°
Easting / Northing 348,914E / 406,246N
What3Words sometime.thrashing.revisits

Burske One's land is

Arable 60.9%
Urban 19.5%
Woods 19.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


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01 Sep 2023 Summer

A problematic route for a few reasons. It starts and ends well, especially with the walk through Tawd Valley, but the middle is marred by problems.

First, on leaving Burscough, the route follows the unpaved Flax Lane, which has many blind corners and quite commonly used by motorists. The paved section through Lathom is pleasant enough, albeit on an often busy road. But, once on Spa Lane, at a junction near Cock Farm, it once more becomes unpaved, and almost dangerous at times. The method of escape, a footpath, seemingly no longer exists, being very overgrown and inaccessible; the other end of it, once found, is boggy and also shows no signs of proceeding further. And, once in the woods of Tawd Valley, the mapping is wildly inaccurate.

Some nice sections, but currently not feasible as a Slow Way.

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