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Erskine / Arasgain

Renfrewshire


Slow Ways linking Erskine and Bishopton, Johnstone, Old Kilpatrick, Paisley, Renfrew

Scotland / Renfrewshire / Erskine

Erskine’s five Slow Ways are 40% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Bishopton—Erskine
Bisers one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 56m Descent 59m
Erskine—Paisley
Erspai one Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 56m Descent 61m
Erskine—Renfrew
Ersren one Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 35m Descent 29m
Johnstone—Erskine
Johers one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 96m Descent 87m
Old Kilpatrick—Erskine
Olders one

Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 88m Descent 88m
Old Kilpatrick—Erskine
Olders two Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

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

6/6

drawn

4/6

reviewed

2/6

surveyed

0/6

verified

4 people have contributed to Erskine’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Erskine

24km out of 44km have been walked and reviewed

48km of reviews have been shared in Erskine

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The route leaves Old Kilpatrick by a fairly complicated sequence of pavements and paths (the map of the route is essential here) but quickly reaches the dual footpath and cyclepath crossing the Erskine Bridge. Once the end of the bridge is reached, the route heads along the pavement and enters the local nature reserve of Boden Boo....

wellchoughed

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The section along the A8 was very straight and felt very long, but also very safe with a wide pavement/cycle path, and also views towards the airport. The next long straight section was along a disused (I think!) road alongside the main runway of the airport....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Erspai one

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Crossing Erskine Bridge was safe as there was a decent barrier between the motor vehicles and the cycle lane, and another smaller barrier between the cycle and the pedestrian lanes. This was really nice, with wonderful views of the river, and its wildlife, and back towards the dramatic Erskine Bridge....

Mary Oz

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Old Kilpatrick—Erskine

Mary Oz added Olders two, a new walk from Old Kilpatrick to Erskine

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There are footpaths across both sides of Erskine Bridge, but the one on the northwest side, which this route follows, was closed in June 2016 as well as August 2023, and at various other times judging from Google Street View, so I've plotted the alternative....

Mary Oz

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There are a few different ways to get from station road onto the bridge- you could cut through the unmanned station, over the bridge, or turn into the Kilpatrick Braes car park ( watch for cars in this slightly narrow car park entrance). The bridge is fantastic on a clear day, and the paths down by the Clyde towards Erskine leisure centre are reasonably smooth underfoot ( you would have no problem wheeling a buggy). Occaisionallly a portion of the path can flood at very high tide in winter....

tricialitt

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Review of SlowWays Route Erspai1 (Erskine to Paisley). The route then continues out of Inchinnan along Greenock Road through farmland (watch out for displaying Lapwings and singing Yellowhammers in spring, Whooper Swans in winter) in the direction of the road bridge over the Black Cart. Once over the bridge, the route along what used to be Abbotsinch Road is currently (April 2021) blocked by major earthworks. Meanwhile, the short diversion leads the walker back to Abbotsinch Road a little further along the airport perimeter fence and then there is a long but straightforward stretch of road down into Paisley and the end of the route at Paisley Gilmour Street Station....

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wellchoughed took this photo on Erspai one

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Good wee route from Bishopton to Erskine. Nice green areas on some of the walk. Safe pavements and paths....

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The Erskine Bridge, which forms an important part of the route, is visible straight ahead. After passing Erskine Harbour, the route heads away from the coast. If the right path is taken, it should emerge at a bus stop where a short section of pavement begins and leads to the ramp up onto the bridge. The designed route specifies the left-hand footpath over the bridge (the one adjacent to the northbound traffic lane)....

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Bishopton—Erskine

Slow Ways added Bisers one, a new walk from Bishopton to Erskine

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Erskine—Paisley

Slow Ways added Erspai one, a new walk from Erskine to Paisley

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Erskine—Renfrew

Slow Ways added Ersren one, a new walk from Erskine to Renfrew

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Johnstone—Erskine

Slow Ways added Johers one, a new walk from Johnstone to Erskine

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Old Kilpatrick—Erskine

Slow Ways added Olders one, a new walk from Old Kilpatrick to Erskine

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Erskine, Fri 12 April

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Erskine’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NS4707070610

Lat / Lon

55.90422° / -4.44778°

Easting / Northing

247,070E / 670,610N

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