FreckletonPreston

Frepre two
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By Mary Oz on 31 Mar 2022


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Description

This route avoids the various problems of FrePre One. It avoids the VERY muddy field full of drainage channels and the very overgrown wooded path and steps. It uses an alternative route where there are road construction works, and it follows the Millennium Ribble Link for longer, and also Ashton Park, in order to create a nicer walk across to the Guild Wheel cycle route 622 alongside the River Ribble

This route avoids the various problems of FrePre One. It avoids the VERY muddy field full of drainage channels and the very overgrown wooded path and steps. It uses an alternative route where there are road construction works, and it follows the Millennium Ribble Link for longer, and also Ashton Park, in order to create a nicer walk across to the Guild Wheel cycle route 622 alongside the River Ribble

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Reviews - 2

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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.

Maybe present Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present 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

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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)
Maybe present 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)
Not present at time of survey 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)
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)
Not 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)
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)
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)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Maybe present 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

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Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

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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

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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

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There is no data on how much of this route is lit at night

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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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reviews


Stearsb

12 Nov 2022

I followed this route after a period of very wet weather, and while I found it to be a very enjoyable walk (mostly) it is not a route for anyone with wheels. The route out of Freckleton follows residential streets, following Preston New Rd is a shorter option that also has the benefit of avoiding a very muddy track, Brades Ln ( ///correctly.eternity.enough).

There is no footpath access to the stile at ///defenders.dreamer.chin, so you have to walk along the verge of the A584, which is a fast dual carriageway, not everyone’s cup of tea.

The footpaths are muddy heading over to Newton with Scales and you have to cross a number of stiles and narrow foot bridges but the paths were easily followed. I passed many cows and the empty fields showed evidence that they had been there.

From Newton with Scales to Lea Town the walking was mostly on minor roads without footpaths I really didn’t enjoy this part of the walk. I wasn’t the scenery it was the drivers, they were fast and many of them did not slow or provide a safe passing distance, They either didn’t expect, or accept road borne pedestrians, be warned nerves of steel will be useful.

The stretch from Lea Town to Preston dock was the best part of the walk for me, I was quite surprised to pass deer grazing in a field, not something you see every day.

The route from the docks to Preston station was not the most direct but it was pleasant.


Mary Oz

04 Apr 2022

Leaving Freckleton on housing streets and a lane, the route crosses the A584 dual carriageway, which usually isn’t too difficult, and proceeds for a short distance along the verge until the field footpath is reached, via a stile. There are several fields to cross where there may be cows, and it could be muddy. The route can be followed by looking ahead for stiles and footbridges. Then there is a farm lane which eventually leads to Newton.
Church Lane is a fairly quiet B-road and cycle route, with no pavement, and signs warning drivers to go slowly as there may be pedestrians. After passing a pretty church and windmill, and the crossroads, there is a pavement, and you find yourself passing the high security fencing of Westinghouse nuclear fuel manufacturers.
The Smiths Arms pub at Lea is about 40% along the route. It appears to do lunch Thursday to Sunday from 12.
The route follows quiet lanes (one of them is not for motor vehicles, there is construction work here) and crosses a field, a golf course, and a narrow footbridge to reach the Millennium Ribble Link. This canalised river, Savick Brook, was opened in 2002 to connect the Lancaster Canal to the River Ribble and the rest of the canal network, for the first time in its history.
The route follows this canal past a few locks, on a tarmacked cycle track, then crosses some pleasant housing to reach Ashton Park. After this there is Riversway Docklands, with some refreshment options, and then (via a level-crossing of a small heritage railway line) the cycle path alongside the River Ribble for most of the remainder of the route to Preston Station.
This is quite a varied and pleasant route, and although there is a fair bit of road, it is mostly quiet. The route into Preston mostly avoids roads until the very end.


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