Connect Darwen with Slow Ways

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Darwen

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Darwen and Belmont, Blackburn (Lancashire), Haslingden, Oswaldtwistle, Ramsbottom, Wheelton, White Coppice

England / Lancashire / Darwen

Darwen’s seven Slow Ways are 36% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 3/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

Help connect Darwen

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.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Darwen’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Darwen from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Belmont—Darwen
Beldar one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 306m Descent 242m
Belmont—Darwen
Beldar two Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 249m Descent 193m
Blackburn (Lancashire)—Darwen
Bladar one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 105m Descent 163m
Darwen—Haslingden
Darhas one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 357m Descent 290m
Darwen—Oswaldtwistle
Darosw one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 206m Descent 194m
Darwen—Ramsbottom
Darram one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 385m Descent 414m
Wheelton—Darwen
Whedar one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 281m Descent 331m
White Coppice—Darwen
Whidar one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 316m Descent 279m

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Collective progress

34% of Darwen’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

3/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

0/8

verified

2 people have contributed to Darwen’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Darwen

28km out of 84km have been walked and reviewed

28km of reviews have been shared in Darwen

Latest Updates

Belmont—Darwen

sasumner added Beldar two, a new walk from Belmont to Darwen

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The views over the town of Darwen are superb but unfortunately the route fails to capture the iconic Jubilee Tower – you cannot even see the landmark for most of the walk. ‘Beldar two’ uses the alternative moorland tracks which take you directly past the tower (with no extra distance or time)....

sasumner

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The navigation is difficult as many of the footpaths on the hills are not clearly defined (i.e. open fields with tall grass) and so it requires constant checking of the gpx route....

sasumner

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At one point close to the River Darwen the route became impassable with impenetrable scrub across the path so we had to retrace our steps and find a way round to meet the path again further on. Apart from that the route is very accessible but with little of interest along the way although it did cross over other planned walkways featuring the areas industrial path several times...

Ian Metcalfe

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Belmont—Darwen

Slow Ways added Beldar one, a new walk from Belmont to Darwen

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Blackburn (Lancashire)—Darwen

Slow Ways added Bladar one, a new walk from Blackburn (Lancashire) to Darwen

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Darwen—Haslingden

Slow Ways added Darhas one, a new walk from Darwen to Haslingden

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Darwen—Oswaldtwistle

Slow Ways added Darosw one, a new walk from Darwen to Oswaldtwistle

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Darwen—Ramsbottom

Slow Ways added Darram one, a new walk from Darwen to Ramsbottom

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Wheelton—Darwen

Slow Ways added Whedar one, a new walk from Wheelton to Darwen

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White Coppice—Darwen

Slow Ways added Whidar one, a new walk from White Coppice to Darwen

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Darwen, Thu 30 May

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Darwen’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD6942322463

Lat / Lon

53.69772° / -2.46459°

Easting / Northing

369,423E / 422,463N

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