Connect Great Harwood with Slow Ways

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Great Harwood

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Great Harwood and Blackburn (Lancashire), Clayton-le-Moors, Rishton, Simonstone, Whalley

England / Lancashire / Great Harwood

Great Harwood’s five Slow Ways are 55% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 3/5
and surveyed: 3/5

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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 Great Harwood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Blackburn (Lancashire)—Great Harwood
Blagre one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 107m Descent 97m
Great Harwood—Clayton-le-Moors
Grecla one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 48m Descent 45m
Great Harwood—Simonstone
Gresim one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 128m Descent 137m
Great Harwood—Whalley
Grewha one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Rishton—Great Harwood
Risgre one

Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 49m Descent 33m
Rishton—Great Harwood
Risgre two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

79% of Great Harwood’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

5/6

reviewed

4/6

surveyed

4/6

verified

6 people have contributed to Great Harwood’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Great Harwood

19km out of 27km have been walked and reviewed

48km of reviews have been shared in Great Harwood

Latest Updates

greengibbo77 surveyed Grewha one

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Fairly easy to follow, though there are a number of other paths radiating from the edge of Great Harwood....

Richard Cook

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I walked this route from Great Harwood on a very cold and frosty day....

greengibbo77

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I would also extend the footpath section along the back of Willow Close to Chapel Street instead of using Cross Street....

greengibbo77

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Walked it many times, a very pleasant easy stroll...

Mr Snail

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We walk this often from Great Harwood to Whalley which has good pubs/shops to reward the effort. Just remember you have to walk back up the Nab after more than one pint....

WalkinGobbiner

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Good route between the towns which is offroad as much as I think possible. Takes in a lovely stretch of the river and passes a garden centre with cafe thats a good stop for refreshments. Crosses two very busy roads which unfortunately can be treacherous to cross at busy times....

WalkinGobbiner

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Probably the best offroad route between the towns, I used it for many years walking to work. Consider a small divert at the Clayton end to take a look at the Mercer Park and All Saints Church if you have time....

WalkinGobbiner

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Having walked both versions of RisGre I'd recommend RisGre Two - stay on the canal as far as possible into Rishton, avoids the noisy road....

WalkinGobbiner

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Having walked both versions of RisGre I'd recommend RisGre Two - stay on the canal as far as possible into Rishton, avoids the noisy road....

WalkinGobbiner

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Blackburn (Lancashire)—Great Harwood

FourSeason Walking and Hiking Club pledged to walk Blagre one

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Great Harwood—Whalley

David Sanderson added Grewha one, a new walk from Great Harwood to Whalley

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Mary Oz surveyed Great Harwood

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Rishton—Great Harwood

Mary Oz added Risgre two, a new walk from Rishton to Great Harwood

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After crossing the urban greenway there is a short stretch of very run-down industrial zone, followed by a longer section which is better maintained....

Mary Oz

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Starting from Rishton there is a short walk along the road and over the canal to the towpath, accessed via a cycle barrier and slope....

Mary Oz

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I agree with previous comment by Steve38, stay on the canal bank rather than divert to the main road....

Mr Snail

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greengibbo77 surveyed Risgre one

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This route could be improved by carrying on along the canal bank instead of diverting to go along the main road....

Steve38

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Great Harwood

greengibbo77 surveyed Great Harwood

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It's a mixture of urban streets, urban greenway (old railway line) and canal towpath....

greengibbo77

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Blackburn (Lancashire)—Great Harwood

F Berry added Blagre one, a new walk from Blackburn (Lancashire) to Great Harwood

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Great Harwood—Clayton-le-Moors

Slow Ways added Grecla one, a new walk from Great Harwood to Clayton-le-Moors

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Great Harwood—Simonstone

Slow Ways added Gresim one, a new walk from Great Harwood to Simonstone

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Rishton—Great Harwood

Slow Ways added Risgre one, a new walk from Rishton to Great Harwood

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Great Harwood, Thu 29 February

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Great Harwood’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD7318532203

Lat / Lon

53.78547° / -2.40846°

Easting / Northing

373,185E / 432,203N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Great Harwood's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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