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Billinge—Ashton-in-Makerfield
Bilash one Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 54m Descent 93m
Billinge—Haydock
Bilhay one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 56m Descent 88m
Billinge—Orrell
Bilorr one Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 74m Descent 70m
Billinge—Wigan
Bilwig one Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 78m Descent 128m
Billinge—Wigan
Bilwig two Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Rainford—Billinge
Raibil one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 100m Descent 56m
Skelmersdale—Billinge
Skebil one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 42m Descent 68m
St Helens—Billinge
Sthbill one Double check Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 93m Descent 37m
St Helens—Billinge
Sthbill two Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 85m Descent 28m
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Billinge, Wed 30 November

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Billinge’s Slow Ways starting point

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SJ5283099907

Lat / Lon

53.49376° / -2.71246°

Easting / Northing

352,830E / 399,907N

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I though this was a very good route. The first part of the disused St Helens Canal had unbelievably clear water. The second part (after the road crossing) was a bit more isolated and it was necessary, as defined, to leave the canal where the route was blocked for footpath improvements which seem a long time coming. The diversion goes through a typical vehicle-based industrial estate (where roads are for vehicles to move along and pavements are for vehicles to park on). Hinkley Road (residential) was nice enough, but it’s a pity the footpath through The Burgies appears to be unavailable. The woodland footpath around the lake at Carr Mill was delightful. It was accessed via a hotel car park and four rough footpath steps. There were some signs suggesting it was private land, but lots of locals were using it, and I was assured that the signs were only about angling rights. There was a bench along here, and it was a bit muddy in places. After passing Nineteen Arches bridge, the route crossed onto Carr Mill Old Road, a pleasant track through trees and alongside fields. This eventually became a tarmacked quiet road into Billinge....

Mary Oz

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But in rural Merseyside, the ramps vanish and, in places, the pavement is narrow or overgrown. A pleasant enough and straightforward route, albeit for foot only, but hardly exciting....

Hiking Historian

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Only Carr Mill makes it awkward for wheeled users, but otherwise a goid route....

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Billinge—Wigan

Mary Oz added Bilwig two, a new walk from Billinge to Wigan

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St Helens—Billinge

Hiking Historian added Sthbill two, a new walk from St Helens to Billinge

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First, from St Helens, the route is very road-heavy, when there's a perfectly good footpath running alongside the old canal; second, the footpath through The Burgies doesn't exist; third, an inexplicable spike to Carr Mill pub, rather than just crossing the road; and fourth, another road walk, when Carr Mill Woods are right next to it with nice shady footpaths. I've amended the route to take in these changes....

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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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Billinge—Haydock

Slow Ways added Bilhay one, a new walk from Billinge to Haydock

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Billinge—Orrell

Slow Ways added Bilorr one, a new walk from Billinge to Orrell

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Billinge—Wigan

Slow Ways added Bilwig one, a new walk from Billinge to Wigan

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Rainford—Billinge

Slow Ways added Raibil one, a new walk from Rainford to Billinge

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Skelmersdale—Billinge

Slow Ways added Skebil one, a new walk from Skelmersdale to Billinge

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St Helens—Billinge

Slow Ways added Sthbill one, a new walk from St Helens to Billinge

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