FreckletonPreston

Frepre one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

15km/9mi

Ascent

99m

Descent

97m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Freckleton and Preston.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Freckleton and Preston.

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This route has been reviewed by 1 person.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 1

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  No (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

Downloads - 3

Surveys

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Description Note
Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
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)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Maybe present 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)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
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)
Not 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)
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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Maybe present 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 Remote 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)
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 26.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 11.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 14.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 9.0% (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.

42.0% of the route is on roads (1)

37.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

62.0% of the route is paved (1)

13.0% of the route is muddy (1)

3.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

13.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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4X November 2021 by Mary Oz
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Freckleton
Grid Ref SD4303529102
Lat / Lon 53.75517° / -2.86544°
Easting / Northing 343,035E / 429,102N
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Preston
Grid Ref SD5346429122
Lat / Lon 53.75638° / -2.70728°
Easting / Northing 353,464E / 429,122N
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Frepre One's land is

Arable 11.0%
Pasture 34.4%
Urban 54.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

review


Mary Oz

06 Nov 2021 (edited 01 May 2022)

On leaving Freckleton, it is necessary to cross the busy dual carriageway A584 then walk alongside it on the grass verge until the footpath it spotted, hidden behind a tree. This takes you into open fields (which could be muddy) where the changed field boundaries mean the route has changed slightly, but it isn’t too bad to navigate if you look ahead for the crossing points. A small degree of sure-footed agility is required for some of them. There are signs that these fields, and the next set, could flood in very wet weather. A gravelled farm lane takes you to the edge of Newton-with-Scales, after which the fields get worse. They contain cows, and the drainage channels shown on the OS map are on the surface. It is MUDDY. I guess that it might be OK during very dry spells in the summer. Eventually you escape the fields into a very overgrown wooded footpath which ends with vegetation-covered steps onto the road.
The village of Clifton and the quiet road to Lea Town are a blessed relief, and there is a pub as you reach Lea Town, although it was closed when I was there. At the end of Lea Town a detour is necessary. Access is barred by road construction works until 2023. I’ve included a map of the detour I used, which worked well.
The footpath along the Millennium Ribble Link is pleasant, and then the residential area of Larches is crossed. There is a footpath at grid reference 300500 which is foul, overgrown, and impassable. I recommend using the streets! Another footpath takes you under a pylon to the busy A583 dual carriageway, which is a slightly tricky road to cross. From here, the route follows the waymarked Guild Wheel cycle route 622, which becomes very enjoyable as it follows the River Ribble, off-road, alongside the Ribble Steam Railway. This is a really nice route into Preston, after the earlier mixed experiences.


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