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Earby

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Earby and Barnoldswick, Cross Hills, Foulridge, Gargrave, Skipton, Trawden

England / Lancashire / Earby

Earby’s six Slow Ways are 58% checked

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

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Walk to Earby from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Barnoldswick—Earby
Barear one Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 38m Descent 66m
Earby—Cross Hills
Earcro one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 345m Descent 370m
Earby—Gargrave
Eargar one Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 147m Descent 170m
Earby—Skipton
Earski one Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 267m Descent 240m
Earby—Skipton
Earski two Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Earby—Trawden
Eartra one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 290m Descent 238m
Foulridge—Earby
Fouear one Review me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 94m Descent 57m

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Collective progress

71% of Earby’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

7/7

reviewed

5/7

surveyed

1/7

verified

3 people have contributed to Earby’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Earby

65km out of 65km have been walked and reviewed

82km of reviews have been shared in Earby

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The biggest challenge was the amount of water on some sections, particularly where the line goes through a cutting in the middle of the Elslack to Carleton section. There was one section along a concrete road, and another section where it was necessary to cross a couple of fields, but mostly the route is extremely easy to navigate. Unfortunately, the viaduct over the River Aire has been removed, so it was necessary to walk a bit of road to Carleton, then cross some fields to a subway under the busy A629. There are lots of facilities at either end of the route, and pubs at Elslack and at Carleton, but nothing in the middle section....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Earski two

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Earby—Skipton

Mary Oz added Earski two, a new walk from Earby to Skipton

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From here the rest of the route followed the Pennine Way, so was mostly well waymarked and well used. I guess they are used to people walking the Pennine Way. Part of the Pennine Way route was along the canal towpath, but I was fairly soon crossing fields and walking farm lanes again....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Eargar one

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Leaving Earby uphill, the road lost its pavement, but it was quiet, and good views back started to appear. After I left the road there was a section that seemed to go through a private garden/drive area - something which happened several times on this route - but it is still a public right of way. The footpath turnoff at OS Grid Ref: SD 96602 45168 was slightly further south than the map indicated, and was a gap in the wall type stile, and the well-trodden field path back downhill heading towards Stone Gappe Farm was a bit further west, but clear to follow. From here there was a section of quiet tarmacked road, Binns Lane, before the final looked-private path led down into Cross Hills....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Fouear one

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(There are strong campaigns to reinstate this potentially useful rail connection.) A surfaced lane crossed a cattle grid (with gate option), then the route branched off across fields....

Mary Oz

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The route left Foulridge heading uphill along a quiet road with no pavement. It looked as though the field footpaths were used regularly, so this route is probably nicer during drier weather....

Mary Oz

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Some cows initially approached me as I entered the field, but quickly lost interest....

Carol

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- the footpath between the industrial estate and Carleton is closed between 25/10/21 and April 2022, or December 2021 to April 2022 depending on which sign you believe....

Carol

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Just past Thick Bank there's a very short stretch of road walking and then a stile hidden in the wall. Cross the road and the path is a little unclear around the farm buildings of Earl Hall. Out of the park, there is a long climb up the quiet road, turning right to follow the metalled road through the houses. I didn't follow the EarTra route into Trawden, instead I took the footpath heading almost due south just after New Laithe Farm into Trawden....

Carol

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Earby

JohnElise surveyed Earby

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Direct and easy to follow route. Follows the canal and part of the Pennine Way....

JohnElise

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Earby—Gargrave

Carol added Eargar one, a new walk from Earby to Gargrave

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Barnoldswick—Earby

Slow Ways added Barear one, a new walk from Barnoldswick to Earby

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Earby—Cross Hills

Slow Ways added Earcro one, a new walk from Earby to Cross Hills

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Earby—Skipton

Slow Ways added Earski one, a new walk from Earby to Skipton

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Earby—Trawden

Slow Ways added Eartra one, a new walk from Earby to Trawden

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Foulridge—Earby

Slow Ways added Fouear one, a new walk from Foulridge to Earby

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Earby, Tue 18 June

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Earby’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD9071746813

Lat / Lon

53.91739° / -2.14282°

Easting / Northing

390,717E / 446,813N

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Facilities

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

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