Connect Ashton-in-Makerfield with Slow Ways

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Greater Manchester

Slow Ways linking Ashton-in-Makerfield and Billinge, Golborne, Haydock, Ince-in-Makerfield, Newton-le-Willows, Platt Bridge, Wigan

Great Britain / Greater Manchester / Ashton-in-Makerfield

Ashton-in-Makerfield’s seven Slow Ways are 36% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 3/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

Help connect Ashton-in-Makerfield

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Ashton-in-Makerfield’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Ashton-in-Makerfield from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ashgol one Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 11m Descent 22m
Ashinc one Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 53m Descent 49m
Ashton-in-Makerfield—Platt Bridge
Ashpla one Pioneer me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 31m Descent 50m
Ashtnew one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 42m Descent 17m
Ashwig one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 54m Descent 42m
Bilash one Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 54m Descent 93m
Hayash one

Double check Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 27m Descent 22m
Hayash two

Double check Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 33m Descent 31m

Collective progress

41% of Ashton-in-Makerfield’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









2 people have contributed to Ashton-in-Makerfield’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Ashton-in-Makerfield

16km out of 45km have been walked and reviewed

19km of reviews have been shared in Ashton-in-Makerfield

Latest Updates

A short route with heavy use of pavements next to busy roads, but with a more rural northern-section....


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It's not an easy path: overgrown, with debris and even old bottles on the path, it is only for the foolhardy (like myself!)...

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There are many problems with this route: first, the route crosses the East Lancs Road where there is no crossing (there is a stepped footbridge nearby); also, there is no access from the main road to the residential road of The Hedgerows....

Hiking Historian

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Ashton Heath too can be wet and muddy, with many paths across it, but one can just as easily walk along the road around the heath....

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Hiking Historian added Hayash two, a new walk from Haydock to Ashton-in-Makerfield

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Dannywith surveyed Ashton-in-Makerfield

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The surface is predominantly made up of tarmac and compressed stone, with an unmade, but well trodden path through farmland - this section can get muddy after heavy rain....


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Slow Ways added Ashgol one, a new walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield to Golborne

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Slow Ways added Ashinc one, a new walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield to Ince-in-Makerfield

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Ashton-in-Makerfield—Platt Bridge

Slow Ways added Ashpla one, a new walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield to Platt Bridge

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Slow Ways added Ashtnew one, a new walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield to Newton-le-Willows

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Slow Ways added Ashwig one, a new walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield to Wigan

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Slow Ways added Bilash one, a new walk from Billinge to Ashton-in-Makerfield

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Slow Ways added Hayash one, a new walk from Haydock to Ashton-in-Makerfield

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Ashton-in-Makerfield’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

53.48847° / -2.63804°

Easting / Northing

357,762E / 399,272N


Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ashton-in-Makerfield's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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