Connect Colne with Slow Ways

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Colne

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Colne and Barrowford, Foulridge, Nelson, Trawden

England / Lancashire / Colne

Colne’s four Slow Ways are 50% checked

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

Help connect Colne

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 Colne from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Barrowford—Colne
Barcol one

Double check Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 84m Descent 21m
Barrowford—Colne
Barcol two Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Colne—Trawden
Coltra one Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 91m Descent 95m
Foulridge—Colne
Foucol one Pioneer me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 40m Descent 54m
Foulridge—Colne
Foucol two Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Nelson—Colne
Nelcol one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 174m Descent 130m
Nelson—Colne
Nelcol two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Nelson—Colne
Nelcol three Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

63% of Colne’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

6/8

reviewed

6/8

surveyed

0/8

verified

2 people have contributed to Colne’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Colne

25km out of 32km have been walked and reviewed

31km of reviews have been shared in Colne

Latest Updates

Mark Chung took this photo on Coltra one

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A nice walk from Colne town centre to Trawden....

Mark Chung

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If you do follow the path from the north side of A6068 towards Barrowford, you'll eventually reach a series of stepping stones....

Mark Chung

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I didn't dare attempt this route because I really didn't fancy crossing Vivary Way/A6068 immediately after the exit roundabout at the end of the M65 which I think would be dangerous....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Nelcol three

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This wasn’t too busy, but soon after passing the playing fields it was necessary to cross the road, as the pavement petered out....

Mary Oz

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Nelson—Colne

Mary Oz added Nelcol three, a new walk from Nelson to Colne

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A quiet industrial road leads to footpaths and a traffic-light-controlled road crossing and into Greenfield Road Nature Reserve, where the wild garlic was getting ready to flower....

Mary Oz

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Barrowford—Colne

Mary Oz added Barcol two, a new walk from Barrowford to Colne

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Mary Oz surveyed Nelcol two

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Mary Oz surveyed Foucol two

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The route soon leaves the main road from the pub at Foulridge along a gravel road, past a school and through a field....

Mary Oz

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The route left Colne downhill to cross Colne Water near the Admiral Lord Rodney pub. NelCol One suggests cutting the corner of the bendy downhill road, but the cut-through (between bollards) was cobbled and steep and overhung by trees, so I suspect it would by very slippery at times. Once over the river the OS marked footpath looked as if it could be blocked by factory gates, and also it crossed rough concreted industrial land, so I changed the route to go around the industrial buildings. The path climbed steeply over fairly rough land but it did look well used....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Coltra one

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Nelson—Colne

Mary Oz added Nelcol two, a new walk from Nelson to Colne

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Foulridge—Colne

Mary Oz added Foucol two, a new walk from Foulridge to Colne

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The route soon left busy Colne downhill to cross Colne Water....

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Colne

Tracy surveyed Colne

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Barrowford—Colne

Slow Ways added Barcol one, a new walk from Barrowford to Colne

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Colne—Trawden

Slow Ways added Coltra one, a new walk from Colne to Trawden

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Foulridge—Colne

Slow Ways added Foucol one, a new walk from Foulridge to Colne

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Nelson—Colne

Slow Ways added Nelcol one, a new walk from Nelson to Colne

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Colne, Sat 13 April

13°

Light rain

Colne’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD8919040140

Lat / Lon

53.85738° / -2.16583°

Easting / Northing

389,190E / 440,140N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

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This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

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