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Sthhay one
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St Helens - Haydock

St Helens - Haydock


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St Helens
Grid Ref SJ5158295352
Lat / Lon 53.45270° / -2.73057°
Easting / Northing 351,582E / 395,352N
What3Words spines.shocking.amplifier
Grid Ref SJ5645497087
Lat / Lon 53.46872° / -2.65745°
Easting / Northing 356,454E / 397,087N
What3Words cave.raft.boss

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25 Jun 2023 Summer

A good route between the two towns, with a lovely green section in the middle.

Starting in St Helens, we move away from the station and onto the old canal, with its earth and loose stone towpath. Past Pocket Nook, the route is supposed to follow the canal north before looping around east, but it's possible to cut the bend using footpaths and a road passing past the industrial estate.

The route ahead is mostly along the canal, with one road crossing. As we head along both the canal and Sankey Brook, it becomes more rural, with nature-filled reedbeds. Eventually, we take an earth track towards Haydock. Hitting the road, we then turn along a footpath on an old railway, before passing through a sports pitch. We rejoin the main road, and finish at the library.

A good route, and mostly accessible to all, with a good green midsection.

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