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Barton (Wyre)

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Barton (Wyre) and Elswick, Fulwood, Garstang, Longridge

England / Lancashire / Barton (Wyre)

Barton (Wyre)’s four Slow Ways are 50% checked

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

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Walk to Barton (Wyre) from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Barton (Wyre)—Fulwood
Barful one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 48m Descent 40m
Barton (Wyre)—Fulwood
Barful two Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 73m Descent 65m
Barton (Wyre)—Fulwood
Barful three Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 57m Descent 50m
Barton (Wyre)—Longridge
Barlon one Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 115m Descent 37m
Elswick—Barton (Wyre)
Elsbar one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 60m Descent 43m
Elswick—Barton (Wyre)
Elsbar two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Garstang—Barton (Wyre)
Garbar one Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 62m Descent 77m
Garstang—Barton (Wyre)
Garbar two Verify me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

69% of Barton (Wyre)’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

7/8

reviewed

7/8

surveyed

0/8

verified

4 people have contributed to Barton (Wyre)’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

7 people have surveyed a route in Barton (Wyre)

68km out of 82km have been walked and reviewed

115km of reviews have been shared in Barton (Wyre)

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A really lovely picturesque route along a canal with lots of choices for pubs including one with an ice cream parlour....

JessGreen

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At one point the route goes down the side of a house which isn't obvious....

JessGreen

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This route was largely canal towpath. The towpath varies in its state to walk untroubled - a section early on had been renovated, probably due to breached canal edges; at other times the grass was undulating a little, and as already said, occasionally very muddy. Birdlife and attractive trees adorning canal side gardens were noted....

William Huxham

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Due to building work, the path goes through the grounds of Barton Church [not noticed before despite driving passed many times]. After coffee, the walk soon goes passed an ancient "pinfold"; the old A6 is quiet now until the busy Broughton roundabout and M6....

William Huxham

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(I’ve encountered this one before and the farm staff are aware of it.) A lovely lane led to a bridge over the canal, and on to unsurfaced farm tracks and eventually a field and some more quiet roads. However, a completely inaccessible stile at OS Grid Ref: SD 48488 37741 led to a change of plan, and I headed directly to the road along a slightly rerouted track through new gates and a bridge to reach the road at a slightly overgrown stile. This brought me to a field of very inquisitive young cows/bullocks who started following me. The following field crossings had no livestock, but were tilled to the very edge, and had poorly maintained stiles between them. However, after Watery Gate Lane there was a stile and bridge crossing into another field between two little ponds....

Mary Oz

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Elswick—Barton (Wyre)

Mary Oz added Elsbar two, a new walk from Elswick to Barton (Wyre)

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The footbridge over the M6, with a stile at each end, will make this route impractical for some people, as will later features of the walk. I didn’t find any problems navigating the section to and through Fell Foot Farm/Staveley’s Eggs, although I was forewarned to take care with navigation by Burnroyd’s photo survey. I could then see the long low buildings of the farm, headed towards them, then kept to the south of them, where the footpath signs showed. The gate to the north east (see Burnroyd’s photo) is intimidating to vehicle traffic, but there is a permanent opening for walkers....

Mary Oz

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Barton (Wyre)—Fulwood

Mary Oz added Barful three, a new walk from Barton (Wyre) to Fulwood

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It’s a good idea to stay on the east side of the road, as the west side doesn’t always have a pavement. However, it will be necessary to cross the busy road just before the layby to reach the poorly signposted field footpath....

Mary Oz

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Barton (Wyre)—Fulwood

Mary Oz added Barful two, a new walk from Barton (Wyre) to Fulwood

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The route starts along suburban footpaths between housing, accessed from the car park of the derelict (at the time of writing) pub, or through the churchyard....

Mary Oz

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Garstang—Barton (Wyre)

Mary Oz added Garbar two, a new walk from Garstang to Barton (Wyre)

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This route follows the Lancaster Canal as far as possible, and crosses three aqueducts. Access to the canal at the Garstang end is via hard-surfaced slopes, and the towpath is tarmacked for the first mile....

Mary Oz

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Barton (Wyre)

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Maybe in the winter this section would be easier, and maybe the Ramblers will take it up with the local council, but for now, expect to be stung by nettles and thistles for most of the next mile. Unless the initial footpath is improved, I would suggest using Garstang Road and Whittingham Lane to reach the lane to Hoole’s Farm....

Mary Oz

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After this the route leaves the towpath again for a pointless and tricky diversion through fields, alongside the railway, and back to the towpath, via a slightly tricky descent....

Mary Oz

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There are a number of potential obstacles, including steps, stiles, gates, narrow bridges and associated short rough sections, which may make the route unsuitable for those with limited mobility. There are a couple of very short sections where it may be necessary to adapt the route due to access issues (described in a route survey) but these are fairly straightforward....

Burnroyd

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Barton (Wyre)—Fulwood

Slow Ways added Barful one, a new walk from Barton (Wyre) to Fulwood

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Barton (Wyre)—Longridge

Slow Ways added Barlon one, a new walk from Barton (Wyre) to Longridge

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Elswick—Barton (Wyre)

Slow Ways added Elsbar one, a new walk from Elswick to Barton (Wyre)

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Garstang—Barton (Wyre)

Slow Ways added Garbar one, a new walk from Garstang to Barton (Wyre)

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Barton (Wyre), Mon 27 May

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Barton (Wyre)’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD5158437193

Lat / Lon

53.82875° / -2.73706°

Easting / Northing

351,584E / 437,193N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Barton (Wyre)'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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