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Burscough

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Burscough and Downholland, Eccleston (Lancashire), Ormskirk, Parbold, Skelmersdale, Southport, Tarleton

England / Lancashire / Burscough

Burscough’s seven Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 4/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Burscough from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Burscough—Eccleston (Lancashire)
Burecc one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 83m Descent 74m
Burscough—Parbold
Burpar one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 36m Descent 51m
Burscough—Parbold
Burpar two Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 27m Descent 37m
Burscough—Skelmersdale
Burske one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 54m Descent 90m
Burscough—Skelmersdale
Burske two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 162m Descent 126m
Burscough—Tarleton
Burtar one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 87m Descent 79m
Downholland—Burscough
Dowbur one Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 105m Descent 97m
Ormskirk—Burscough
Ormbur one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 25m Descent 44m
Ormskirk—Burscough
Ormbur two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Southport—Burscough
Soutburs one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 54m Descent 37m
Southport—Burscough
Soutburs two Pioneer me Distance 23km/15mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

45% of Burscough’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

7/11

reviewed

0/11

surveyed

2/11

verified

5 people have contributed to Burscough’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Burscough

59km out of 124km have been walked and reviewed

90km of reviews have been shared in Burscough

Latest Updates

Starting at the station in Burscough, after a couple of paved roads, we join the canal. The footpath goes straight ahead, but you can also follow the track that runs to the right, which we would join later anyway. Despite not marked on the map as a footpath, at a stile we can continue ahead to the next junction, where there is a footbridge we can use in wet or muddy conditions which leads to a stile....

Hiking Historian

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Burscough—Skelmersdale

Hiking Historian added Burske two, a new walk from Burscough to Skelmersdale

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First, on leaving Burscough, the route follows the unpaved Flax Lane, which has many blind corners and quite commonly used by motorists....

Hiking Historian

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Route is very common route for locals in this area wanting to walk between Burscough and Parbold. Limited on road walking and all of that on quiet roads. Canal predominantly good route though some patches that can get narrow or muddy....

gracar2002

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At Top Locks the route takes you across one of the wooden footbridges - while these are fun, there's also a stone bridge for those following an accessible route, but if you take a walk down the Rufford branch towards the Ship Inn, you'll find a variety of ways to cross the locks and overflow channels (and a lovely beer garden if you want some refreshment on a sunny afternoon!)...

Mike Nolan

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Starting from Burscough Junction railway station, pass through the modal filter into Ainscough Drive and Mill Lane. As you cross the canal there are steps down to the towpath but stair free access is available through the Wharf (note that the gates are usually shut at night)....

Mike Nolan

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Much of the route follows shared use paths so it's a nice way to cycle between Ormskirk and Burscough but less confident cyclists may choose to stay on the pavement along High Lane....

Mike Nolan

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Ormskirk—Burscough

Mike Nolan added Ormbur two, a new walk from Ormskirk to Burscough

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The least accessible section - which follows the old railway out of Ormskirk station and is heavily overgrown with some steep steps up to the bridge - can be bypassed through Waterworks Road or Nursery Avenue to Greetby Hill....

Mike Nolan

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Part of the walk is along a disused railway line which has been designated as a public footpath and named The Smith Way....

Eric Wilson

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Burscough—Parbold

Hiking Historian added Burpar two, a new walk from Burscough to Parbold

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The beginning isn't quite right: there is no right-angled footpath in the new housing estate, and access for all to the towpath is via the Wharf shopping centre, or by foot via steps. I've amended it slightly as BURPAR Two to take in these changes....

Hiking Historian

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Route is a great canalside wander through a peaceful countryside stretch. Amenities at both ends of this just over hour-long jaunt. Towpath can be muddy at times, but the route throughout is suitable for foot, bicycles and most wheelchairs....

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Mostly a wander along an old railway (at time of writing, blocked in places by fallen trees), and across some fields, often wet and muddy. That said, it's a good way of connecting the two places; just a shame it excludes wheeled users....

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I would recommend using the canal tow path from ///dunes.proposals.labels up to ///salad.roving.delays as it is a better path, shorter and is a lovely walk (I walked back using this route and saw a kingfisher)....

Stearsb

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Southport—Burscough

simonredding added Soutburs two, a new walk from Southport to Burscough

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Burscough

Mike Nolan surveyed Burscough

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Burscough

Bookwormexplorer surveyed Burscough

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Burscough—Parbold

WJG added Burpar one, a new walk from Burscough to Parbold

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Burscough—Eccleston (Lancashire)

Slow Ways added Burecc one, a new walk from Burscough to Eccleston (Lancashire)

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Burscough—Skelmersdale

Slow Ways added Burske one, a new walk from Burscough to Skelmersdale

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Burscough—Tarleton

Slow Ways added Burtar one, a new walk from Burscough to Tarleton

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Downholland—Burscough

Slow Ways added Dowbur one, a new walk from Downholland to Burscough

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Ormskirk—Burscough

Slow Ways added Ormbur one, a new walk from Ormskirk to Burscough

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Southport—Burscough

Slow Ways added Soutburs one, a new walk from Southport to Burscough

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Burscough, Fri 1 December

Sunny day

Burscough’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD4444711541

Lat / Lon

53.59750° / -2.84088°

Easting / Northing

344,447E / 411,541N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Burscough'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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