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Billinge

Merseyside


Slow Ways linking Billinge and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Haydock, Orrell, Rainford, Skelmersdale, St Helens, Wigan

England / Merseyside / Billinge

Billinge’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
Billinge—Ashton-in-Makerfield
Bilash one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 54m Descent 93m
Billinge—Haydock
Bilhay one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 56m Descent 88m
Billinge—Orrell
Bilorr one Review 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

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Billinge—Wigan
Bilwig three

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Billinge—Wigan
Bilwig four Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 81m Descent 124m
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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Collective progress

48% of Billinge’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

7/11

reviewed

3/11

surveyed

0/11

verified

5 people have contributed to Billinge’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Billinge

55km out of 91km have been walked and reviewed

71km of reviews have been shared in Billinge

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If you cross the bridge on the other side, there are no roads to cross but you are then stuck on the wrong side of the road and there are no crossings to get back on to the right side to continue the route, and it’s a fast road. You then cross Garswood Road and the footpath leads on to open farmland up to Weathercock Hill. This is a really lovely part of the route; the original coach road surface can still be seen in parts. The route was lovely and seemed to me to qualify as a slow way, the only part I didn’t like was the M6 bridge crossing section...

Dinah Kelly

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Billinge—Wigan

Andrew Dowd added Bilwig four, a new walk from Billinge to Wigan

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One could go down Beacon Road, then turn left down the footpath and follow the perimeter of the housing estate but that's unnecessary deviation....

Andrew Dowd

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You would need to walk back along the Poolstock Bypass to cross safely at a crossing otherwise you'd be walking across a dual carriageway. Eckersley/Trencherfield Mill complex is still closed at the back due to an unsafe wall and building meaning the footpath requires a longer walk round to get through....

Andrew Dowd

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The exit onto Wynstanley Road/Ashton Road is through a gap in the hedge, which seems to be the route used by locals, rather than the Right of Way path, and is safer if you are walking north. Parsons Meadow was pleasant and the final walk into Wigan was interesting, passing Wigan Pier, and the railway themed Wigan Central pub....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Bilwig three

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Billinge—Wigan

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

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Crossing Winstanley Road/Ashton Road just south of the M6 could have been a bit dangerous as the footpath emerges onto the inside of a bend on a road where the traffic is quite fast....

Mary Oz

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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. Hinkley Road (residential) was nice enough, but it’s a pity the footpath through The Burgies appears to be unavailable....

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....

Hiking Historian

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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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Billinge, Sat 22 June

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Billinge’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ5283099907

Lat / Lon

53.49376° / -2.71246°

Easting / Northing

352,830E / 399,907N

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