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Eccleston

Merseyside


Slow Ways linking Eccleston and Kirkby, Prescot, Rainford, St Helens

England / Merseyside / Eccleston

Eccleston’s four Slow Ways are 50% checked

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

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Slow Way Route To do
Eccleston—St Helens
Eccsth one

Double check Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 23m Descent 30m
Eccleston—St Helens
Eccsth two Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 28m Descent 36m
Kirkby—Eccleston
Kirecc one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 53m Descent 38m
Kirkby—Eccleston
Kirecc two Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Prescot—Eccleston
Preecc one Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 12m Descent 56m
Rainford—Eccleston
Raiecc one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 39m Descent 36m
Rainford—Eccleston
Raiecc two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 51m Descent 46m

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Collective progress

50% of Eccleston’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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7/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

0/7

verified

2 people have contributed to Eccleston’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Eccleston

48km out of 48km have been walked and reviewed

72km of reviews have been shared in Eccleston

Latest Updates

At the end of a long road, we join another road; it does have a pavement, albeit overgrown in places, so it's best to walk on the road. At another road, we follow a track (not an official footpath, but a well-used local desire path) along the edge of a field, until we follow the route until it crosses the A580; there's gaps in the crash barriers where to cross....

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The road at the end is paved, but we soon join a footpath that runs between a golf course....

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Running alongside sportsfields and then the edge of a farm field, we soon meet the A570, where we cross (there is no crossing, so care is needed). Ahead, a series of farm tracks (muddy in places) past Mossborough Hall until we meet the Coach Road, which is wooded and mostly tarmac....

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James Riding took this photo on Kirecc two

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Then onto a quiet single lane road and dirt path, and past farm buildings....

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Kirkby—Eccleston

James Riding added Kirecc two, a new walk from Kirkby to Eccleston

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This route includes private inaccessible paths and so isn't a valid route....

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James Riding took this photo on Preecc one

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A short straightforward paved route on pavement. Undulating but mostly downhill. Facilities at start and finish....

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Eccleston—St Helens

Hiking Historian added Eccsth two, a new walk from Eccleston to St Helens

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There is one small section that doesn't work, however: there is no crossing over Kirkland Street from Albion Street to gain access to the footpath and beyond, so I've rerouted this section slightly in ECCSTH Two....

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Mostly fully accessible route for all users; most junctions have ramped crossings or low kerbs, but there's the odd high kerb that may impede progress for wheelchair users. Fully paved throughout, although it's mostly an uninteresting suburban wander. Shops at both ends with nearby transport links....

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Accessible mostly throughout for all users; only a couple of roads in Eccleston lack ramps for crossings, but there are nearby driveway ramps. It's all a paved road walk, from suburb to suburb, with a nice green country section in the middle, and mostly gradually downhill. Shops and transport links at both ends....

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This route is not feasible: the entire Patten's Walk section is on private farm roads on the Knowsley Estate. I'll submit a better route in the future....

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Eccleston—St Helens

Slow Ways added Eccsth one, a new walk from Eccleston to St Helens

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Kirkby—Eccleston

Slow Ways added Kirecc one, a new walk from Kirkby to Eccleston

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Prescot—Eccleston

Slow Ways added Preecc one, a new walk from Prescot to Eccleston

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Rainford—Eccleston

Slow Ways added Raiecc one, a new walk from Rainford to Eccleston

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Rainford—Eccleston

Slow Ways added Raiecc two, a new walk from Rainford to Eccleston

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Eccleston, Wed 29 May

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Eccleston’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ4856796298

Lat / Lon

53.46092° / -2.77612°

Easting / Northing

348,567E / 396,298N

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