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Slow Ways linking Fulwood and Barton (Wyre), Elswick, Kirkham, Longridge, Preston
Great Britain / Lancashire / Fulwood
Fulwood’s five Slow Ways are 45% checked
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 48m||Descent 40m|
||Review me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 73m||Descent 65m|
||Review me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 57m||Descent 50m|
||Double check||Distance 18km/11mi||Ascent 91m||Descent 67m|
||Review me||Distance 17km/10mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Review me||Distance 14km/9mi||Ascent 150m||Descent 79m|
||Review me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 27m||Descent 49m|
||Review me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 25m||Descent 41m|
||Double check||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 88m||Descent 64m|
||Review me||Distance 14km/9mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
70% of Fulwood’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
3 people have contributed to Fulwood’s Slow Ways
0 people have pledged to walk and review a route
9 people have surveyed a route in Fulwood
104km out of 104km have been walked and reviewed
109km of reviews have been shared in Fulwood
After leaving the canal, the route to Kirkham was mostly very quiet country roads. The country lanes into Kirkham were very quiet, with just a few dog-walkers using them....
Mary Oz surveyed Kirful twoWalk this route
The plotter of this route may not have known, but there is now a major road construction project of a link road crossing the route between Salwick and Cottam which currently obliterates any possibility of walking through....
Mary Oz added Kirful two, a new walk from Kirkham to FulwoodWalk this route
Mary Oz surveyed Elsful twoWalk this route
The route started from Elswick along a reasonably quiet road as far as Roseacre, where it turned off into a muddy farm track past cows (in a barn) and goats (in plastic houses). After passing a slurry pit (!) I went through a gate onto another farm track which came out at the village of Wharles, which had a couple of benches. A longish, but quiet road section then led to the canal. The gate and stile between Whinnyfield Bridge and Whinnyfield Farm were in poor condition, and I found climbing over the gate to be the easiest option. I was quite pleased with this route, with a balance of quiet roads, muddy fields, canals and farm tracks....
Mary Oz added Elsful two, a new walk from Elswick to FulwoodWalk this route
There are major roadworks going on in the are crossed by this route, between the A583 and the M55, to the west of Cottam and Lea. This is blocking or diverting some roads and footpaths, so this route cannot be walked at the moment. When the works have finished, “early in 2023” but not by mid-February, it is possible that there will be permanent changes....
Mary Oz surveyed Fullon oneWalk this route
A section of country road leads to a field crossing with nice views all around. I could see where the route crossed a field by an unused footpath, but it was easier to follow the farm track which wiggled around the field edge. Then a wooded footpath (with snowdrops and wild garlic) leads to Ladyewell Shrine and via another muddy field, to the footbridge over the motorway. The Slow Way route proceeds along a 150-metre section of road before reaching the cycle track route 6 to head north. This is a mixed, mostly pleasant and rural route, which is a bit let down by some muddy unused field paths with some navigation issues....
Mary Oz surveyed Barful threeWalk this route
Mary Oz added Barful three, a new walk from Barton (Wyre) to FulwoodWalk this route
It’s a good idea to stay on the east side of the road, as the west side doesn’t always have a pavement. However, it will be necessary to cross the busy road just before the layby to reach the poorly signposted field footpath....
Mary Oz surveyed Barful twoWalk this route
Mary Oz added Barful two, a new walk from Barton (Wyre) to FulwoodWalk this route
The route starts along suburban footpaths between housing, accessed from the car park of the derelict (at the time of writing) pub, or through the churchyard....
Mary Oz surveyed Barful oneWalk this route
Maybe in the winter this section would be easier, and maybe the Ramblers will take it up with the local council, but for now, expect to be stung by nettles and thistles for most of the next mile. Unless the initial footpath is improved, I would suggest using Garstang Road and Whittingham Lane to reach the lane to Hoole’s Farm....
Mary Oz surveyed FulwoodView facilities
Mary Oz surveyed Fulpre twoWalk this route
Mary Oz surveyed Fulpre oneWalk this route
From Preston railway station the route goes through the pedestrianised shopping centre, past a Shopmobility centre, then heads up past cafes and shops, then the university campus (UCLAN). It passes through housing areas to reach the A6 next to Moor Park. The historic Observatory can be seen in Moor Park, and the A6 is a wide straight road with interesting large old houses either side....
I think this route would probably be accessible for good mobility scooters and buggies with the odd bit of judicious road crossing to avoid certain kerbs and overgrown hedges, but I have no personal experience to judge this....
cohara surveyed Fulpre oneWalk this route
AndyMolyneaux surveyed FulwoodView facilities
Doesn't really add anything to what any navigation App would suggest as it follows major/busy roads through North Preston. All roads suggested have pavements and pedestrian crossings are available where necessary. One of many possible urban routes between Fulwood and Preston City Centre; direct but not very interesting....
AndyMolyneaux added Fulpre two, a new walk from Fulwood to PrestonWalk this route
beerchipsgravy surveyed FulwoodView facilities
Slow Ways added Barful one, a new walk from Barton (Wyre) to FulwoodWalk this route
Slow Ways added Elsful one, a new walk from Elswick to FulwoodWalk this route
Slow Ways added Fullon one, a new walk from Fulwood to LongridgeWalk this route
Slow Ways added Fulpre one, a new walk from Fulwood to PrestonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Kirful one, a new walk from Kirkham to FulwoodWalk this route
Fulwood’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
53.79113° / -2.71365°
Easting / Northing
353,083E / 432,992N
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