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Buckley / Bwcle

Flintshire


Slow Ways linking Buckley and Chester, Flint, Mold, Shotton, Wrexham

Wales / Flintshire / Buckley

Buckley’s five Slow Ways are 45% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Buckley—Chester
Bucche one

Double check Distance 19km/11mi Ascent 172m Descent 303m
Buckley—Chester
Bucche two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 308m Descent 181m
Buckley—Shotton
Bucsho two

Double check Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Buckley—Shotton
Bucsho three Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Buckley—Wrexham
Bucwre one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 259m Descent 189m
Flint—Buckley
Flibuc one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 79m Descent 228m
Flint—Buckley
Flibuc two Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Mold—Buckley
Molbuc one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 117m Descent 72m
Mold—Buckley
Molbuc two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 88m Descent 44m

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Collective progress

44% of Buckley’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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6/9

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surveyed

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verified

6 people have contributed to Buckley’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Buckley

74km out of 116km have been walked and reviewed

103km of reviews have been shared in Buckley

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A muddy in places route, but perfectly functional. At the bottom, crossings at at the roundabout, and then a good, albeit muddy, footpath along the Alyn brings us into Mold....

Hiking Historian

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Whilst I was able to walk most of the route, I wouldn't recommend it, and preferred MolBuc Two....

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The pathfinding through Burntwood whilst it gives the right impression isn't nearly accurate enough, especially as it uses footpaths and roads on a residential estate, and once at the Mormon church, there isn't really a footpath to the footbridge over the A494 except through bushes or on often boggy grass; it's easier to go through the small industrial estate car parks....

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2) the perfect straight line between Marsh Lane and the sewage works does not exist, despite it also being on OS maps. Marsh Lane is a cul-de-sac, and the adjacent footpath is on a boggy field. There is no path that runs along the north side of the sewage works; it's a ditch and a hedge....

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Buckley—Shotton

Hiking Historian added Bucsho three, a new walk from Buckley to Shotton

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Flint—Buckley

Hiking Historian added Flibuc two, a new walk from Flint to Buckley

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I'd use molbuc 2 over this....

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This 19km route took me ~5.25hrs to walk in the Chester -> Buckley direction. Food/toilet options are available in Chester, Sandycroft, Hawarden and Buckley. When coming off River Ln in Saltney and joining the walking/cycling path, the blue cycle route sign says 'Chester' even though you are travelling away from it! Unlike Chester golf course, there is nothing but a bit of string between you and the greens, so keep aware of any low-flying golf balls. If you are travelling from Buckley towards Chester, I will mention that some of the entrances to the route are less obvious at the Buckley end. Finally, at the horse farm in Hawarden, the path towards the golf course and the A550 is well back from the green sign (photo 12). Wouldn't recommend it if it's been raining much beforehand (some of the paths at the back of the Chester golf course were sodden and moss-covered in the shade, and this was during a dry spell), though....

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geopenny surveyed Bucche one

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Buckley—Chester

geopenny added Bucche two, a new walk from Buckley to Chester

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Food/toilet options are available in Chester, Sandycroft, Hawarden and Buckley. The section through the Chester racecourse is sometimes shut for events, and accessing the start of the path around Chester golf course requires climbing two large flights of stairs (photo 1). Unlike Chester golf course, there is nothing but a bit of string between you and the greens, so keep aware of any low-flying golf balls. If you are not a fan of cows, your best option is to stay on Glynne Way (which becomes the Highway) in Hawarden, then go left onto Wood Ln which takes you up and over the A55, becoming Burntwood Rd and bringing you onto Drury Ln just down from the path towards Knowle Hill park (photo 13). The route from Drury to Buckley through Knowle Hill is very straightforward, as long as you can negotiate kissing gates. If you are travelling from Buckley towards Chester, I will mention that some of the entrances to the route are less obvious at the Buckley end. Finally, at the horse farm in Hawarden, the path towards the golf course and the A550 is well back from the green sign (photo 8). Wouldn't recommend it if it's been raining much beforehand (some of the paths at the back of the Chester golf course were sodden and moss-covered in the shade, and this was during a dry spell), though!...

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Mold—Buckley

Daisy C added Molbuc two, a new walk from Mold to Buckley

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This route is technically navigable (the riverside path problem is pretty short and looks easy to resolve) and it may be very attractive overall, and have lots of off road sections but it does all that at the expense of being direct (nearly twice the shortest possible route!) and of being safe....

Daisy C

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Buckley—Shotton

Eric Forgan added Bucsho two, a new walk from Buckley to Shotton

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Riverside path 5 near Leadmills, Mold does not physically exist: Extinguished c 1914....

Howard White

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The section from Greenhill Farm to Well Street - across the fields, through the horse paddocks and the perimeter of the farm can get a bit boggy, even without bad weather. Stay on Rose lane and turn left onto Well Street to navigate around this small section, it's a relatively quiet road....

Yep That Dad

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Buckley—Chester

Slow Ways added Bucche one, a new walk from Buckley to Chester

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Buckley—Wrexham

Slow Ways added Bucwre one, a new walk from Buckley to Wrexham

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Flint—Buckley

Slow Ways added Flibuc one, a new walk from Flint to Buckley

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Mold—Buckley

Slow Ways added Molbuc one, a new walk from Mold to Buckley

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Buckley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

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Lat / Lon

53.16842° / -3.08206°

Easting / Northing

327,762E / 364,023N

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