LongridgeSlaidburn

Lonsla one
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Distance

24km/15mi

Ascent

385m

Descent

364m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Longridge and Slaidburn.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Longridge and Slaidburn.

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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DescriptionNote
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)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present 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)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Maybe present 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)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
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)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Not 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)
Present at time of survey 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 Remove 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)
Not 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 30.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 25.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 25.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 10.0% (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.

8.0% of the route is on roads (1)

4.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

12.0% of the route is paved (1)

10.0% of the route is muddy (1)

15.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

10.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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1 surveys

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4X June 2021 by Burnroyd
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Longridge
Grid RefSD6037637435
Lat / Lon 53.83167° / -2.60353°
Easting / Northing360,376E / 437,435N
What3Wordscherished.extremes.ordeals
Slaidburn
Grid RefSD7136052330
Lat / Lon 53.96626° / -2.43805°
Easting / Northing371,360E / 452,330N
What3Wordsbefitting.tricks.candle

Lonsla One's land is

Moors 3.1%
Natural grass 4.1%
Pasture 84.4%
Urban 4.8%
Woods 3.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Review


Burnroyd

28 Jun 2021

This route was walked from Slaidburn to Longridge for the purposes of this review. The first part of the route broadly follows the peaceful and scenic River Hodder valley, apart from bypassing the village of Dunsop Bridge to traverse Hodder Bank Fell. Deviating to Dunsop Bridge (perhaps rather than Newton) would add a couple of kilometres but provide the opportunity for additional facilities and refreshments. The route leaves the Hodder Valley at Doeford Bridge and the route from here to Gibbon Bridge involves a potentially difficult stream crossing and parts of the footpath are impassable due to vegetation. From Gibbon Bridge, the route heads towards Longridge via the south western flanks of Longridge Fell. This provides some excellent views to the north west, but involves ascent across occasionally rough agricultural land - an easier option would be to carry on along the bridleway from Thornley Hall and use the minor road which passes through Wheatley Farm to Birks. In essence, this is a good route, taking in much of the lovely Hodder Valley and providing a good sense of the Forest of Bowland. There are no major issues for the more mobile walker, although the surfaces and boundary crossings are rough in places in dry conditions and have the potential to be quite arduous in the wet. Sign-posting is poor in places and reasonable navigation skills, including trackless sections are necessary. I believe the route could be improved in terms of ease of navigation and access to facilities, although this could be fairly readily improvised by those familiar with the use of an OS map.


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Descent

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