MaghullStanley Gate

Magsta one
Not verified

Slow Way not verified yet. Verify Magsta here.

By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021







Download this route

Are you sure you want to download this route?

Using a GPX file for the first time?

No, back to route

Give a hike

Pledge to walk this route and help firm up its place in the network - every walk helps.

So far it has been reviewed by one person and surveyed by zero people and

No other people have pledged to review this route.

Your pledged routes will show up in your pledges Waylist.

Every review and survey pledged and then walked will help make the Slow Ways network better, thank you for your help!

Sign up or log in to pledge to walk this route.

Back to route

Save to Waylist

Sign up or log in to save this route so you can find it more easily or plan a longer journey.

More options

Save to my account

Sign up or log in to save this route so you can find it more easily or plan a longer journey.

Print (via Inkatlas)

Survey this route

Review this route

Suggest a better route

Report a problem


This is a Slow Ways route connecting Maghull and Stanley Gate.

Know of a better route? Share it here.

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Maghull and Stanley Gate.

Know of a better route? Share it here.


This route has been reviewed by 1 person.

There are no issues flagged.

Photos for Magsta one

Photos of this route will appear when they are added to a review. You can review this route here.


Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 1

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 2


We are working to build-up a picture of what routes look like. To do that we are asking volunteers to survey routes so that we can communicate features, obstacles and challenges that may make a route desirable or not.

Slow Ways surveyors are asked to complete some basic online training, but they are not vetted. If you are dependent on the survey information being correct in order to complete a route, we recommend that you think critically about the information provided. You may also wish to wait until more than one survey has been completed.

Help people know more about this route by volunteering to submit a survey.

  1. Complete the survey training.
  2. Submit a survey for this route.

Sign up or log in to get the link to survey this route for Magsta.

Geography information system (GIS) data

Total length

Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Grid Ref SD3754402580
Lat / Lon 53.51618° / -2.94337°
Easting / Northing 337,544E / 402,580N
What3Words digitally.draining.unclaimed
Stanley Gate
Grid Ref SD4427105289
Lat / Lon 53.54129° / -2.84242°
Easting / Northing 344,271E / 405,289N
What3Words opposing.winded.emeralds

Magsta One's land is

Arable 78.3%
Urban 19.5%
Woods 2.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Hiking Historian

21 Jun 2023 Summer

Tested this one in reverse.

From Stanley Gate pub, along a paved road with goid crossings, but we're soon onto a footpath across fields, before joining another road just past an old windmill. This road takes us to the village of Bickerstaffe, where we pass the church and school. We're then onto a farm track, a mixture of tarmac, earth and loose stone, passing a farm before heading out deep into the countryside. Although the M58 roars just to the north, we're nontheless in nice big fields.

Past the last farm, we join an unpaved road (a deadend, only serving the farm we just passed, so no traffic), and crossing a road and heading down some steps, before entering another field. The way ahead is more overgrown than the last: the crops grow right to the edge of the field, so you have to fight your way through ferns and long grass next to wheat and barley. It's even thicker as the footpath cuts around some trees, as the ferns grow to head height, and you can never be sure just where the boundary ditch is! Past the trees, there's a crossing of footpaths; I recommend taking a right here, then left, following the field boundary. Whilst not the official path, nor the one marked on this route, it's more favourable than the actual one: the footpath passes through tough foliage once more, before heading into a thick wood, full of nettles, brambles and all manner of fun!

Once through, we meet another unpaved road (again, a quiet one only serving a few houses and farms), before meeting the main road, paved. We cross the motorway junction (with tempting service station fast food and coffee!), before heading past Ashworth Hospital, Maghull North station and a row of shops. A subway under the crossroads with Northway brings us to Maghull Central Square, and the end.

Very much a foot-only route, with steps and rough rural terrain, but, apart from the overgrown sections, a good one.

Share your views about this route, give it a star rating, indicate whether it should be verified or not.

Include information that will be useful to others considering to walk or wheel it.

You can add up to 15 photos.

Overall ratings

1 reviews

0 reviews

0 reviews

1 reviews

0 reviews

0 reviews

Show all

There are no other routes for Maghull — Stanley Gate

If you know a better way, then please let us know.

Review this better route and help establish a trusted network of walking routes.

Suggest a better route if it better meets our methodology.

See all routes from Maghull.

See all routes from Stanley Gate.