Connect Downholland with Slow Ways

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Downholland

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Downholland and Burscough, Formby, Maghull, Ormskirk, Southport

England / Lancashire / Downholland

Downholland’s five Slow Ways are 45% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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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 Downholland from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Downholland—Burscough
Dowbur one Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 105m Descent 97m
Downholland—Maghull
Dowmag one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 28m Descent 22m
Downholland—Ormskirk
Doworm one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 78m Descent 49m
Formby—Downholland
Fordow one

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 26m Descent 19m
Formby—Downholland
Fordow two Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 37m Descent 28m
Southport—Downholland
Soudow one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 36m Descent 26m

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Collective progress

46% of Downholland’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

4/6

reviewed

1/6

surveyed

0/6

verified

5 people have contributed to Downholland’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Downholland

37km out of 61km have been walked and reviewed

46km of reviews have been shared in Downholland

Latest Updates

Unfortunately, however, it was marred for me by the link between the Cheshire Lines railway walk and Owens Lane: the first section isn't too bad, albeit through a ploughed, muddy field, but at the brook, which heads into a strawberry field, I couldn't locate any way across the water course as it was so overgrown. Couldn't even be sure there was a footbridge!...

Hiking Historian

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The section between the brook and Owen's Lane is a little frustrating, with some poorly maintained footpaths leading straight through planted potato fields and overgrown hedgerows (see photos), but that was the only dampener on an otherwise enjoyable hike....

Sam Walton

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Formby—Downholland

Hiking Historian added Fordow two, a new walk from Formby to Downholland

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This is a wonderful walk, but be warned that the signposting at the Downholland end is non existent, and the wiggle through various buildings is also not signposted. If I go back I will try and put up some photos to help....

Nicola van Rijsbergen

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Lack of ramps or road crossings; narrow pavements and a short unpaved section of road; footpaths across grassy or sandy ground; the odd step; and a lengthy canal walk....

Hiking Historian

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Two short sections of busy road without pavement requiring care and one on a quiet country road....

Barrie Woodcock

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Downholland—Burscough

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

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Downholland—Maghull

Slow Ways added Dowmag one, a new walk from Downholland to Maghull

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Downholland—Ormskirk

Slow Ways added Doworm one, a new walk from Downholland to Ormskirk

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Formby—Downholland

Slow Ways added Fordow one, a new walk from Formby to Downholland

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Southport—Downholland

Slow Ways added Soudow one, a new walk from Southport to Downholland

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Downholland, Sun 21 April

Light rain

Downholland’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD3647406795

Lat / Lon

53.55394° / -2.96036°

Easting / Northing

336,474E / 406,795N

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