Ellesmere Port

Cheshire


Slow Ways linking Ellesmere Port and Bebington, Chester, Frodsham, Helsby, Neston, Shotton

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Ellesmere Port’s six Slow Ways: 50%

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Bebington—Ellesmere Port
Bebell one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 134m Descent 131m
Bebington—Ellesmere Port
Bebell two

Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 132m Descent 132m
Bebington—Ellesmere Port
Bebell three Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Ellesmere Port—Chester
Ellche one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 81m Descent 72m
Ellesmere Port—Chester
Ellche two Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 96m Descent 81m
Ellesmere Port—Chester
Ellche three Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 89m Descent 74m
Ellesmere Port—Chester
Ellche four Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Ellesmere Port—Frodsham
Ellfro one

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 98m Descent 98m
Ellesmere Port—Frodsham
Ellfro two Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 108m Descent 104m
Ellesmere Port—Helsby
Ellhel one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 84m Descent 87m
Neston—Ellesmere Port
Nesell one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 65m Descent 83m
Neston—Ellesmere Port
Nesell two

Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 76m Descent 96m
Neston—Ellesmere Port
Nesell three Review me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 82m Descent 102m
Shotton—Ellesmere Port
Shoell one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 81m Descent 69m

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50% of Ellesmere Port’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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This however reaches Ellesmere Port Golf Course and you are faced with a choice. Getting off the main road, you join a series of greenways and streets across residential areas, all pretty direct and enjoyable, with the occasional pub or shop. There is a road crossing before a short bit of pavement pounding leads you to an old railway line which takes you to Port Sunlight....

David Sanderson

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2 At Ellesmere Port Golf Club the route diverts from the footpath and was impossible to follow from south to north....

David Sanderson

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The route started well from Chester and soon got me via an accessible route on to the Shropshire Union Canal. Ellche Three then follows the canal all the way to Ellesmere Port and this was the route I was following to start with but reached a "towpath closed" sign just north of Chester Zoo. A lack of places to stop is a serious problem for this route, the only one I encountered was a cafe at the Harley Davidson showroom as you reach the outskirts of Ellesmere Port....

David Sanderson

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Bebington—Ellesmere Port

David Sanderson added Bebell three, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere Port

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Ellesmere Port—Chester

David Sanderson added Ellche four, a new walk from Ellesmere Port to Chester

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In agreement with the other two reviewers that the footpath from Stoak does not connect with the towpath. This route should not be used...

David Sanderson

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As I've said, a foot-only route, due to the terrain, but a pleasant country route, only somewhat marred by heavy industry at the edge of civilisation....

Hiking Historian

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This route, however, is not feasible: the footpath connecting Thornton-le-Moors and Elton has seemingly been removed by the landowner, with crops growing over the route snd stiles removed or grown over. I've submitted an alternative that skirts around these fields....

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As I've said, a foot-only route, due to the terrain, but a pleasant country route, only somewhat marred by heavy industry at the edge of civilisation....

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Ellesmere Port—Frodsham

Hiking Historian added Ellfro two, a new walk from Ellesmere Port to Frodsham

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Ellesmere Port—Chester

Hiking Historian added Ellche three, a new walk from Ellesmere Port to Chester

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Ellesmere Port—Chester

Hiking Historian added Ellche two, a new walk from Ellesmere Port to Chester

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As Paul says in his review, the Stoak dogleg, as it exists, is not doable due to the footpath over the canal from Stoak does not connect to the towpath due to hedges and barbed wire. The Chester exit from the canal also needs a tidy, something I'll do in an updated route....

Hiking Historian

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Hiking Historian took this photo on Ellche one

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From Ellesmere Port to the housing estate on Cromwell Road, a good, wide pavement with ramps, but as it becomes an industrial estate there are no ramps, so cyclists and wheelchairs will have to keep to the road, a quiet cul de sac. The towpath is a mixture of tarmac and concrete. Once back on the canal, a mixture of tarmac, concrete, and loose stone....

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This route is hopefully accessible to all, although narrow passages under bridges may exclude larger motorised wheelchairs. Past Stoak, a mixture of tarmac, concrete, and loose stone....

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Wheelchairs are excluded right from the off at Shotton station, due to the only access to the lower station being via stairs, but there are also stiles and kissing gates later on....

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Neston—Ellesmere Port

Hiking Historian added Nesell three, a new walk from Neston to Ellesmere Port

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An improvement on NESELL One, but needed some slight modifications due to a non-existent footpath in Otterspool. Have now corrected as NESELL Three....

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Where on pavements in urban areas, all have ramps or lowered kerbs, and where there are gates or barriers, there's a good metre clearance, so all but the larger motorised wheelchairs will get through. Starts and ends at accessible stations, both with shopping areas....

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Neston—Ellesmere Port

Hiking Historian added Nesell two, a new walk from Neston to Ellesmere Port

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Route is mostly walkable, especially along the Wirral Way, but the section in Sutton Hall is now a new housing estate, and the paths marked on the map (OS and SlowWay) are no longer in existence. Makes more sense to carry on through Sutton. I'll submit and walk an amended route in the near future....

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Mostly for foot only, with some footpaths and a route across a golf course excluding wheelchairs and bicycles....

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Bebington—Ellesmere Port

Hiking Historian added Bebell two, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere Port

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Firstly there is no exit from the old railway path to Dibbinsdale; secondly, the recommended path from Bromborough Rake is along a private track to a locked gate on an unpaved road. I've submitted an alternative....

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The route was walked from Chester (The Cross) to Ellesmere Port (Railway Station) on Tuesday 18.05.2021 (afternoon) – joined by friend (and dog) after Bridge no. Much of the route is level since it follows the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal between Northgate Locks (Chester) to Bridge no. The surface of the towpath varies and is generally smooth between Chester’s Canal Basin to Knolls Bridge. From Knolls Bridge to Caughall Bridge it has recently been resurfaced and has much loose gravel-sized chippings, but these appear to be consolidating with use. From Caughall Bridge the towpath has many broken surfaces and consequently is rather uneven in places. Notably, the first seat after Chester’s Canal Basin was at Caughall Bridge and then a couple of benches alongside the towpath at Stoak (near Bridge no. 136). At Ellesmere Port Station there are two options to cross the railway line – a shorter route via a steep and stepped footbridge from Whitby Road or a slightly longer route via the roadside pavement on the A5032 road bridge....

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Peregrinating Paul took this photo on Ellche one

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Bebington—Ellesmere Port

Slow Ways added Bebell one, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere Port

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Ellesmere Port—Chester

Slow Ways added Ellche one, a new walk from Ellesmere Port to Chester

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Ellesmere Port—Frodsham

Slow Ways added Ellfro one, a new walk from Ellesmere Port to Frodsham

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Ellesmere Port—Helsby

Slow Ways added Ellhel one, a new walk from Ellesmere Port to Helsby

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Neston—Ellesmere Port

Slow Ways added Nesell one, a new walk from Neston to Ellesmere Port

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Shotton—Ellesmere Port

Slow Ways added Shoell one, a new walk from Shotton to Ellesmere Port

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Ellesmere Port’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ4036976506

Lat / Lon

53.28217° / -2.89584°

Easting / Northing

340,369E / 376,506N

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