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Ashton-in-Makerfield

Greater Manchester


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

England / Greater Manchester / Ashton-in-Makerfield

Ashton-in-Makerfield’s seven Slow Ways are 39% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 4/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Ashton-in-Makerfield—Golborne
Ashgol one Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 11m Descent 22m
Ashton-in-Makerfield—Ince-in-Makerfield
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
Ashton-in-Makerfield—Newton-le-Willows
Ashtnew one Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 42m Descent 17m
Ashton-in-Makerfield—Newton-le-Willows
Ashtnew two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 41m Descent 67m
Ashton-in-Makerfield—Wigan
Ashwig one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 54m Descent 42m
Billinge—Ashton-in-Makerfield
Bilash one Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 54m Descent 93m
Haydock—Ashton-in-Makerfield
Hayash one

Double check Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 27m Descent 22m
Haydock—Ashton-in-Makerfield
Hayash two

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

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Collective progress

44% of Ashton-in-Makerfield’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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6/9

reviewed

1/9

surveyed

0/9

verified

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

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

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

31km out of 51km have been walked and reviewed

39km of reviews have been shared in Ashton-in-Makerfield

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Although it uses footpaths, it is mostly a road walk, although some of the footpaths may be too muddy or uneven for wheeled users. At the end, we join another muddy footpath, before taking a junction onto a tarmac track that runs across the starting straight of the racecourse and onto an unpaved track beyond, which is a quiet rural walk, closed to almost all traffic. From the track, we join a residential road, and from here, it's pavements all the way....

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At the end, we join another muddy footpath, before taking a junction onto a tarmac track that runs across the starting straight of the racecourse and onto an unpaved track beyond, which is a quiet rural walk, closed to almost all traffic. From the track, we join a residential road, and from here, it's pavements all the way....

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Ashton-in-Makerfield—Newton-le-Willows

Hiking Historian added Ashtnew two, a new walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield to Newton-le-Willows

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This route consists of a mixture of canal towpaths, gravel, unmade footpaths and private lanes, with major roads at either end of the route. The first is at Park House Farm (SD578022) where the Right of Way has been unofficially diverted around the farmhouse buildings....

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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....

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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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Haydock—Ashton-in-Makerfield

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

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

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Ashton-in-Makerfield—Ince-in-Makerfield

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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Ashton-in-Makerfield—Newton-le-Willows

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

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Ashton-in-Makerfield—Wigan

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

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Billinge—Ashton-in-Makerfield

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

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Haydock—Ashton-in-Makerfield

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

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Ashton-in-Makerfield, Sat 24 February

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Ashton-in-Makerfield’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ5776299272

Lat / Lon

53.48847° / -2.63804°

Easting / Northing

357,762E / 399,272N

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Facilities

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

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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