PrestonLeyland

Preley two
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By Mary Oz on 16 Feb 2022


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9km/6mi

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Description

An alternative using Sasumner's suggestions to improve access. I rerouted the most southerly rail-side footpath as I guessed it to be the most likely to be overgrown, and avoided the blocked access between Preston Station and Avenham Park

An alternative using Sasumner's suggestions to improve access. I rerouted the most southerly rail-side footpath as I guessed it to be the most likely to be overgrown, and avoided the blocked access between Preston Station and Avenham Park

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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Description Note
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
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)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not 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

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)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Not 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)
Maybe present 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 Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
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 20.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 14.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 18.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 9.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (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.

48.0% of the route is on roads (1)

40.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

35.0% of the route is paved (1)

15.0% of the route is muddy (1)

1.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

40.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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2X March 2022 by Mary Oz
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Preston
Grid Ref SD5346429122
Lat / Lon 53.75638° / -2.70728°
Easting / Northing 353,464E / 429,122N
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Leyland
Grid Ref SD5419122274
Lat / Lon 53.69490° / -2.69524°
Easting / Northing 354,191E / 422,274N
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review


Mary Oz

16 Feb 2022

Leaving Preston via the car park and East Cliff Road, Avenham Park is accessed via some steps and sloping paths. The direct route to the bridge over the River Ribble from the station is blocked by a fence. It is also higher than the park footpaths and you need to use a path sloping up to it, with a cycle sign and cycle barriers on it. The cycle track then follows the line of a former railway, raised above the surroundings, and is popular and very pleasant.
Going along the road into Penwortham Lane, there are a lot of new houses being built. Immediately after crossing the west coast mainline railway is a gate into a muddy field footpath which was guarded by two horses when I used it! The footpath hugs the railway fence crossing stiles and a nasty small gap (50cm) between an electric fence and the railway fence. A gate at the end leads you through a clearly-defined path to the road.
A few more quiet roads (with a bench near the middle) take the route to the second rail-side field crossing of this Slow Way, which is a bit more pleasant, finishing around the side of an industrial park, and onto the road again.
This route avoids a potentially overgrown footpath (in PreLev One) by following the roads into Leyland, past a few reminders of the days of Leyland Trucks.
The first third of this route from Preston is very pleasant, but the rest can be a bit tedious, but it works.


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