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Formby

Merseyside


Slow Ways linking Formby and Crosby, Downholland, Maghull, Southport

England / Merseyside / Formby

Formby’s four Slow Ways are 56% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 1/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Slow Way Route To do
Formby—Crosby
Forcro one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 29m Descent 33m
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
Formby—Maghull
Formag one

Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 52m Descent 38m
Formby—Maghull
Formag two Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 38m Descent 24m
Formby—Southport
Forsou one Survey me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 30m Descent 32m

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Collective progress

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

6/6

drawn

5/6

reviewed

0/6

surveyed

1/6

verified

5 people have contributed to Formby’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Formby

62km out of 73km have been walked and reviewed

99km of reviews have been shared in Formby

Latest Updates

From Formby station, we pass along a few residential streets before we join our first footpath, running between fences, which brings us to an unpaved road that runs alongside the railway. We're soon running alongside the railway once more, before we join the coastal road....

Hiking Historian

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There is a railway crossing (not a bridge) that is located at Formby golf course and some slopes within the woods that may restrict accessibility. Starting the walk from Freshfields station is an option....

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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!...

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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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Normally I'd leave the path at Green Lane, but it is unpaved, hence the push to Sefton Lane. At Sefton Lane, we join the road, and follow the route along pavements to the shops at Maghull Square....

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Mostly a good route, but there is a sizeable section that is along an unpaved busy, and bendy, country road between Altcar and the Cheshire Lines old railway, which is best to avoid. I've submitted an alternative that uses more footpaths and only roads with pavements....

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Hiking Historian took this photo on Formag one

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Formby—Maghull

Hiking Historian added Formag two, a new walk from Formby to Maghull

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Walked Southport to Formby, have cycled opposite direction many times....

Barrie Woodcock

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Blundellsands Sailing Club to Crosby Coastguard Station – first a wide grassy path and then a well surfaced car free path shared with cyclists. Crosby Coastguard Station to Blundellsands Road West – promenade walk alongside the ‘Another Place’ statues in the sand. Blundellsands Road West to Great Crosby (Blundellsands Road East, Eshe Road, College Road, Coronation Road, The By-pass) - quiet suburban streets with pavements then busy town centre streets with several crossings needed...

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Formby—Crosby

Slow Ways added Forcro one, a new walk from Formby to Crosby

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Formby—Downholland

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

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Formby—Maghull

Slow Ways added Formag one, a new walk from Formby to Maghull

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Formby—Southport

Slow Ways added Forsou one, a new walk from Formby to Southport

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Formby, Wed 19 June

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Formby’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

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Lat / Lon

53.55345° / -3.07044°

Easting / Northing

329,181E / 406,845N

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