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Alsager

Cheshire


Slow Ways linking Alsager and Bignall End, Congleton, Crewe, Kidsgrove, Sandbach

England / Cheshire / Alsager

Alsager’s five Slow Ways are 70% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Alsager—Bignall End
Alsbig one Pioneer me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 89m Descent 33m
Alsager—Bignall End
Alsbig two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 99m Descent 42m
Alsager—Congleton
Alscon one Review me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 131m Descent 121m
Alsager—Kidsgrove
Alskid one Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 57m Descent 26m
Alsager—Kidsgrove
Alskid two Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 68m Descent 36m
Crewe—Alsager
Creals one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 70m Descent 27m
Sandbach—Alsager
Sandals one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 82m Descent 55m
Sandbach—Alsager
Sandals two Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 90m Descent 63m
Sandbach—Alsager
Sandals three Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Sandbach—Alsager
Sandals four Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

58% of Alsager’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

7/10

reviewed

4/10

surveyed

2/10

verified

8 people have contributed to Alsager’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Alsager

61km out of 87km have been walked and reviewed

116km of reviews have been shared in Alsager

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The quiet road offers a safe passage under the A500 then at Dunkirk work was in progress to make the old road, now closed to traffic, into a good footpath. This is an excellent easy path with good links to two crossing footpaths one passes on a bridge, high over the trail with good quality steps to make the link....

Ken

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Crossing the busy and fast railway on the level also needs close attention with eyes and ears then we continue along a farm track....

Ken

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A pleasant route through flat Cheshire countryside, with a good stretch along a former railway line. Well described by the first reviewer so not much to add. Accessible for dogs and prams, especially along the railway line, part of a route formerly carrying salt from the Cheshire salt mines....

DerbyshireBBguide

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Walking part of it on a subsequent date the first half mile on the towpath was hampered by fishermen, some of whom had their fishing tackle obstructing the canal towpath....

DerbyshireBBguide

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DerbyshireBBguide took this photo on Sandals three

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A short bit of pavement walking took us high over the Salt Line former railway track, which we then walked down to along a track, which started immediately after the bridge, down the side of a garage. Unfortunately the railway line soon after here has been subsumed by a golf course, but the route easily diverts onto the towpath for just over a mile. Just before a farm access bridge before the motorway, there is a kissing gate, then a footpath and a short bit of quiet road which leads to the Salt Line again....

Mary Oz

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The route from pretty (but lacking in facilities) Alsager Station started along fairly busy road with pavements, but got a lot quieter after leaving the A road, eventually becoming a track leading up to the towpath at Rode Heath, next to a pub. The quiet road into Sandbach initially had no paving, but soon reached an attractive row of cottages where the paving started....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Sandals four

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Sandbach—Alsager

Mary Oz added Sandals four, a new walk from Sandbach to Alsager

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Mary Oz surveyed Sandals three

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Sandbach—Alsager

Mary Oz added Sandals three, a new walk from Sandbach to Alsager

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A varied walk taking in the back streets and fields around Kidsgrove. Potential to wander off course in the field as the path is not well trodden. Sad to see some parts of the trail have been used for fly-tipping....

planroutematt

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This was a really pleasurable route to follow, ~14km made it a really nice distance to walk, it's mainly flat as it follows the canal the majority of the way on the towpaths....

Nathan Smith

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Nathan Smith took this photo on Alscon one

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Mary Oz surveyed Creals one

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At the end of this the public footpath and this route cross to the south of the brook via a wooden bridge. The route goes under the railway, then under the road bridge then up some steps to the station car park....

Mary Oz

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Apart from this, and one field where the grass was rather long, the footpaths and roads were all very easy to follow, and this was a very enjoyable route....

Mary Oz

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Some sections off road were challenging (vegetation growth, minor flooding) but otherwise a relatively easy and interesting walk...

Matthew Axford

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At the Hall o' the Heath several footpaths converge and there is an optional redirection as well, making this the place where most concentration is needed to follow the route, but otherwise a very straightforward walk....

Penny

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Alsager—Kidsgrove

David Sanderson added Alskid two, a new walk from Alsager to Kidsgrove

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As you get to the edge and have to cross Linney Lane you are faced with the only major road crossing of the walk, and although it requires care, I managed it easily enough. The path on the other side of the road takes you across along a footpath over a wooden bridge to the south side of a brook which you follow as far as a level crossing, where you cross the railway....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Alskid two

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Despite the marshy conditions (this was the day after Storm Eunice) all of the footpaths were well marked and really easy to follow. Reaching Hall o' the Heath, the farmer has directed the foopath away from the marked right of way, this would be slightly quicker to follow, but as I was reviewing I followed the path as marked on the map and was able to do so. A well marked path across a field takes you to the residential streets of Alsager and it's via those and some footpaths that you get to the meeting spot by the station....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Creals one

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Alsager

Rob Evans surveyed Alsager

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Alsager—Bignall End

confusedmatrix added Alsbig two, a new walk from Alsager to Bignall End

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Alsager—Bignall End

Slow Ways added Alsbig one, a new walk from Alsager to Bignall End

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Alsager—Congleton

Slow Ways added Alscon one, a new walk from Alsager to Congleton

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Alsager—Kidsgrove

Slow Ways added Alskid one, a new walk from Alsager to Kidsgrove

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Crewe—Alsager

Slow Ways added Creals one, a new walk from Crewe to Alsager

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Sandbach—Alsager

Slow Ways added Sandals one, a new walk from Sandbach to Alsager

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Sandbach—Alsager

Slow Ways added Sandals two, a new walk from Sandbach to Alsager

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Alsager, Fri 19 July

26°

Partly cloudy

Alsager’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ8006355150

Lat / Lon

53.09320° / -2.29916°

Easting / Northing

380,063E / 355,150N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Alsager's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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