Litkir two
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Litherland and Kirkby.

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Grid Ref SJ3332397106
Lat / Lon 53.46647° / -3.00585°
Easting / Northing 333,323E / 397,106N
Grid Ref SJ4103798727
Lat / Lon 53.48196° / -2.88997°
Easting / Northing 341,037E / 398,727N
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Litkir Two's land is

Green urban 19.2%
Urban 80.8%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


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17 Jun 2023 Spring

A fully accessible route from Litherland to Kirkby, mainly using the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

The route at the beginning at Litherland station does use a stepped footbridge, but this can be circumvented by travelling the opposite direction, around past the pub of the corner, where there are road crossings.

Tarmac and earth footpaths bring us into a paved road, and, once past a kissing gate, we enter Rimrose Valley. Well provided with good tarmac paths, but we're not in the County Park long, as we're soon on the towpath.

Along the way, it is a mixture of tarmac and earth footpaths, with only a couple of road crossings (ramped). Despite nearby roads, houses and industry, it's a green ribbon, full of shady trees and animal life.

Eventually, once past Aintree Racecourse and a brief riuralse section before the motorway bridge, we enter Waddicar, and after a couple of paved residential streets, the end is in sight!

A good route along an often peaceful section of canal, with good shops and transport at each end.

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