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Ormbur two
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By Mike Nolan on 01 Apr 2024


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Description

This is a more accessible alternative to Ormbur one which makes use of shared pedestrian/cycle paths wherever possible but requires walking along the pavement of the main road for 1.25km.

Starting from Burscough Junction railway station, there are good pavements along Junction Lane and Liverpool Road South. Turning into Chancel Way the pavements become shared use paths (note that there are currently no dropped kerbs on the northerly side of the road). An old public footpath has been repurposed as a shared use walking/cycle path following round the edge of the industrial estate and connecting to Dakota Way and into the residential Lordsgate Lane via a modal filter.

The route rejoins the A59 at the Bull & Dog, next to a retail park with a coffee shop, supermarkets and other stores. There is currently no dedicated crossing to get across the main road (one is due to be built soon with new houses at Abbey Lane). [Update April 2024: the new road/pavement layout is in place and there is a temporary pedestrian crossing outside the pub.] The pavement along High Lane (A59) is usually well maintained but narrows in places and is often used by cyclist who don't want to use the road.

As you enter Ormskirk, the route turns into the High Grove Park housing estate and towards a path next to the railway. Follow it through another residential area and under the railway at Old Boundary Way. From here there are shared use paths up to the finish at Ormskirk railway station.

At some point in early 2024, the missing section of a linear path that runs parallel to the railway is due to be completed. This will replace the walk along the A59 with a shared pedestrian / cycle path between Abbey Lane and High Grove Park. [Update April 2024: West Lancs Borough Council have confirmed that work won't commence on this section until late summer.]

This is a more accessible alternative to Ormbur one which makes use of shared pedestrian/cycle paths wherever possible but requires walking along the pavement of the main road for 1.25km.

Starting from Burscough Junction railway station, there are good pavements along Junction Lane and Liverpool Road South. Turning into Chancel Way the pavements become shared use paths (note that there are currently no dropped kerbs on the northerly side of the road). An old public footpath has been repurposed as a shared use walking/cycle path following round the edge of the industrial estate and connecting to Dakota Way and into the residential Lordsgate Lane via a modal filter.

The route rejoins the A59 at the Bull & Dog, next to a retail park with a coffee shop, supermarkets and other stores. There is currently no dedicated crossing to get across the main road (one is due to be built soon with new houses at Abbey Lane). [Update April 2024: the new road/pavement layout is in place and there is a temporary pedestrian crossing outside the pub.] The pavement along High Lane (A59) is usually well maintained but narrows in places and is often used by cyclist who don't want to use the road.

As you enter Ormskirk, the route turns into the High Grove Park housing estate and towards a path next to the railway. Follow it through another residential area and under the railway at Old Boundary Way. From here there are shared use paths up to the finish at Ormskirk railway station.

At some point in early 2024, the missing section of a linear path that runs parallel to the railway is due to be completed. This will replace the walk along the A59 with a shared pedestrian / cycle path between Abbey Lane and High Grove Park. [Update April 2024: West Lancs Borough Council have confirmed that work won't commence on this section until late summer.]

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Ormskirk
Grid Ref SD4174008408
Lat / Lon 53.56904° / -2.88119°
Easting / Northing 341,740E / 408,408N
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Burscough
Grid Ref SD4444711541
Lat / Lon 53.59750° / -2.84088°
Easting / Northing 344,447E / 411,541N
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