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

Great Britain / Merseyside / Formby

Formby’s four Slow Ways are 44% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 3/4
verified: 0/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Formby from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Forcro one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 29m Descent 33m
Fordow one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 26m Descent 19m
Formag one

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

Collective progress

45% of Formby’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









3 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

53km out of 62km have been walked and reviewed

52km of reviews have been shared in Formby

Latest Updates

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....

Hiking Historian

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

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

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

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

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Formby, Sat 10 June


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Formby’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

53.55345° / -3.07044°

Easting / Northing

329,181E / 406,845N



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