FormbyCrosby

Forcro one
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Distance

11km/7mi

Ascent

29m

Descent

33m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Formby and Crosby.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Formby and Crosby.

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Reviews - 1

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Verifications -  Not verified (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

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Start and end points

Formby
Grid RefSD2918106845
Lat / Lon 53.55345° / -3.07044°
Easting / Northing329,181E / 406,845N
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Crosby
Grid RefSJ3213199965
Lat / Lon 53.49201° / -3.02442°
Easting / Northing332,131E / 399,965N
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Forcro One's land is

Arable 13.1%
Intertidal flats 13.6%
Natural grass 35.0%
Urban 38.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

 Reviews


Walker99

26 Aug 2021

Overall, an easy, flat route, mostly well surfaced and signposted. The exceptions are the section south of Hightown which is hard to follow and not very accessible and the Crosby town centre section which is busy.
Formby Station to Sanderling Park – suburban streets with pavements, quiet traffic. From the station there is direct access to the start at Andrews Lane through a pedestrian tunnel at the south end of the northbound platform.
Sanderling Park to Hightown – off road, car free, well surfaced path shared with cyclists. Well signposted. Runs alongside a military base for much of the way with ‘keep out’ warnings but no impact on the path.
Hightown Pub – good stop for refreshments
Hightown to Blundellsands Sailing Club – tricky to work out the route from Thornbeck Avenue. Then there is a maze of narrow undulating sandy paths and it's not clear which to follow. Keep the sea on the right side though (if heading south) and you can’t go far wrong.
Blundellsands Sailing Club to Crosby Coastguard Station – first a wide grassy path and then a well surfaced car free path shared with cyclists. Fantastic views over Liverpool Bay to the Wirral and the Clwydian Hills in North Wales.
Crosby Coastguard Station to Blundellsands Road West – promenade walk alongside the ‘Another Place’ statues in the sand. Honest Coffee Shop in the Burbo Bank Car Park en route. Its not clear when to turn left inland from the promenade but if you get to Crosby Leisure Centre you’ve gone too far
Blundellsands Road West to Great Crosby (Blundellsands Road East, Eshe Road, College Road, Coronation Road, The By-pass) - quiet suburban streets with pavements then busy town centre streets with several crossings needed. The pedestrian tunnel under Merseyrail at Blundellsands station is quite narrow and low. Plenty of shops and cafés for refreshments on this section.


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