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Crewe—Alsager
Creals one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 70m Descent 27m
Crewe—Bignall End
Crebig one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 193m Descent 93m
Crewe—Madeley
Cremad one Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 166m Descent 112m
Crewe—Sandbach
Cresan one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 72m Descent 56m
Crewe—Sandbach
Cresan two Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 59m Descent 42m
Middlewich—Crewe
Midcre one Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 58m Descent 80m
Nantwich—Crewe
Nancre one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 45m Descent 29m
Nantwich—Crewe
Nancre two Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 66m Descent 54m
Tarporley—Crewe
Tarcre one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 163m Descent 123m
Winsford—Crewe
Wincre one Double check Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 128m Descent 142m
Winsford—Crewe
Wincre two Survey me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
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Crewe, Sun 27 November

11°

Cloudy

Crewe’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ7102254787

Lat / Lon

53.08952° / -2.43413°

Easting / Northing

371,022E / 354,787N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Crewe'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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Overall, the route is ok, but I can't quite recommend it for a number of accuracy and access issues that make it just not fully workable for anyone but the bravest and most willing of countryside walkers. After that, there's a good stretch of fields where the footpath is... Overall, this route had some nice bits and some highlights, but it was also a very challenging one, with lots of obstacles....

mtormey

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Mary Oz surveyed Creals one

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Apart from this, and one field where the grass was rather long, the footpaths and roads were all very easy to follow, and this was a very enjoyable route....

Mary Oz

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You could walk to the end of this lane if you wanted to stop off at Bradfield Green for refreshments, using either the pub or the excellent cafe at the garden centre by the crossroads. However, if you do not need to stop for refreshments you could take a short cut by using the footpath accessed by a stile on the right off Moss Lane just past the pylons. At Parkfield Farm, the OS map shows the path going through the centre of the farm, but this has been blocked off, so turn left to walk in front of the farm buildings and then right at the end of them, to see the bridge over the railway line directly ahead. The next section between here and Hopley House is the worst part of the walk. After this comes a short section along the busy A530 until you reach Hopley House....

Penny

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Next, approaching the canal was a great combination of quiet farm tracks and footpaths, largely easily navigable. Finally, the approach into Crewe is admirably quiet and green, with just a little bit of the last stretch along major roads....

mtormey

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I walked Wincre 2, but I am able to confirm that Wincre 1, which is almost the same and could be viewed from Wincre 2, is unsuitable to be included in the network due to the busy narrow road at Church Minshull, as described by Ken....

Mary Oz

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A very pleasant and easy canal towpath section followed, which made up about 30% of the entire route....

Mary Oz

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Winsford—Crewe

Ken added Wincre two, a new walk from Winsford to Crewe

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Inspecting wincre-1 on the map and Google Street View, before the walk, identified the short section of road between the canal bridge and Church Minshull as a bit iffy....

Ken

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This leads out on to a short section of lane walking. Beyond Clive House we discovered the right of way to be unused as we were able to follow a path on to the lane. Moss Lane itself was intriguing in that it is a straight but narrow country lane which seems to be very well used by locals on foot and was really pleasant to follow. Moss Lane leads to the edge of Crewe and the route to the meeting place follows green ways through the suburbs and then a fairly direct route by pavement through the town centre, including the bus station....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Wincre two

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A garden centre at Bradfield Green is an alternative for refreshment. The approach to Crewe was a pleasant surprise, a green corridor often much wider than required, making it feel very safe and pleasant....

Ken

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At the Hall o' the Heath several footpaths converge and there is an optional redirection as well, making this the place where most concentration is needed to follow the route, but otherwise a very straightforward walk....

Penny

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Despite the marshy conditions (this was the day after Storm Eunice) all of the footpaths were well marked and really easy to follow. Reaching Hall o' the Heath, the farmer has directed the foopath away from the marked right of way, this would be slightly quicker to follow, but as I was reviewing I followed the path as marked on the map and was able to do so. A well marked path across a field takes you to the residential streets of Alsager and it's via those and some footpaths that you get to the meeting spot by the station....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Creals one

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Once in the village, follow the sign to Crewe golf course, and shortly after that you will be following a route of farm tracks or footpaths through fields....

Penny

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Crewe—Sandbach

Penny added Cresan two, a new walk from Crewe to Sandbach

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Nantwich—Crewe

Penny added Nancre two, a new walk from Nantwich to Crewe

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This is a quick direct route between the two towns and is roughly half road walking and half footpaths through fields....

Penny

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Crewe

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Crewe—Alsager

Slow Ways added Creals one, a new walk from Crewe to Alsager

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Crewe—Bignall End

Slow Ways added Crebig one, a new walk from Crewe to Bignall End

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Crewe—Madeley

Slow Ways added Cremad one, a new walk from Crewe to Madeley

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Crewe—Sandbach

Slow Ways added Cresan one, a new walk from Crewe to Sandbach

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Middlewich—Crewe

Slow Ways added Midcre one, a new walk from Middlewich to Crewe

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Nantwich—Crewe

Slow Ways added Nancre one, a new walk from Nantwich to Crewe

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Tarporley—Crewe

Slow Ways added Tarcre one, a new walk from Tarporley to Crewe

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Winsford—Crewe

Slow Ways added Wincre one, a new walk from Winsford to Crewe

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