Chorley

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Chorley and Adlington, Belmont, Coppull, Eccleston (Lancashire), Leyland, Wheelton, White Coppice

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Chorley’s seven Slow Ways: 57%

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 1/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

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 Chorley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Chorley—Adlington
Choadl one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 70m Descent 60m
Chorley—Belmont
Chobel one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 410m Descent 255m
Chorley—Wheelton
Chowhe one Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 44m Descent 69m
Chorley—White Coppice
Chowhi one Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 113m Descent 74m
Coppull—Chorley
Copcho one Enjoy me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 68m Descent 55m
Eccleston (Lancashire)—Chorley
Ecccho one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 115m Descent 170m
Leyland—Chorley
Leycho one Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 109m Descent 59m

Collective progress

61% of Chorley’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

6/7

reviewed

2/7

surveyed

2/7

verified

4 people have contributed to Chorley’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Chorley

42km out of 53km have been walked and reviewed

67km of reviews have been shared in Chorley

Latest Updates

When I was hiking I did catch myself thinking "I wouldn't come this way", especially the bit through Spring Wood. Quite overgrown & muddy but still straight forward enough and there is the option to stay on the 'metalled road' (footpath)....

Runtoexplore

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I know this area reasonably well being a local and the footpath inspector!...

Runtoexplore

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Mary Oz surveyed Leycho one

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Mary Oz surveyed Copcho one

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(There were hints of muddy patches which I suppose could be worse in bad weather, otherwise ordinary shoes or trainers would be fine.) Most of the roads used are quiet residential roads, and there are also some off-road cycle tracks. I can’t imagine that there is a much better route to connect these two locations....

Mary Oz

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It is easy to miss the point where the Slow Way leaves the main park route, but there is a junction with a bin, and you very shortly cross a river on a wooden bridge. A short section of main road (with an island to help you cross) leads to some quieter roads, including an easy-to-miss footpath along a fenced-in field-edge....

Mary Oz

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It's all using the footpaths through (the more quite part of) Chorley, but still quite busy at times with people, traffic on roads, passing houses, shops etc Not a scenic route, not my choice of a walk...

Runtoexplore

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An easy-going pleasant route, 80% of which is along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal towpath, although perhaps this can get monotonous after a while when there isn’t much scenic variety. A few steep/stepped bits at bridges. An improvement to the route would keep you on the canal until The Top Lock Pub at Wheelton, rather than coming off sooner onto roads....

sasumner

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Froom Street at the Chorley end was busy with trucks/vans due to the industrial area over the M61 bridge. Many mountain bike trails cross the nab woodland so it can be difficult to navigate through on the designated footpaths. Quiet country lanes take you into the idyllic hamlet of White Coppice....

sasumner

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Chorley

Bramble surveyed Chorley

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The most direct route, minimising time on roads....

Bramble

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Nice route along the canal, some short sections will be pretty muddy in winter. Popular pub just as you get off the canal in Wheelton....

Bramble

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Can get very muddy in parts. Steep hill up to the nab....

Bramble

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Very little opportunity to get off road here, this is the best option for a direct route. Avoids busy main roads....

Bramble

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Chorley

ghandiman surveyed Chorley

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Chorley—Adlington

Slow Ways added Choadl one, a new walk from Chorley to Adlington

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Chorley—Belmont

Slow Ways added Chobel one, a new walk from Chorley to Belmont

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Chorley—Wheelton

Slow Ways added Chowhe one, a new walk from Chorley to Wheelton

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Chorley—White Coppice

Slow Ways added Chowhi one, a new walk from Chorley to White Coppice

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Coppull—Chorley

Slow Ways added Copcho one, a new walk from Coppull to Chorley

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Eccleston (Lancashire)—Chorley

Slow Ways added Ecccho one, a new walk from Eccleston (Lancashire) to Chorley

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Leyland—Chorley

Slow Ways added Leycho one, a new walk from Leyland to Chorley

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Chorley, Mon 30 January

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Chorley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD5865517518

Lat / Lon

53.65253° / -2.62700°

Easting / Northing

358,655E / 417,518N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Chorley's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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