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Slow Ways linking Helsby and Chester, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Kelsall, Sandiway
Great Britain / Cheshire / Helsby
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Walk to Helsby from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Review me||Distance 17km/11mi||Ascent 119m||Descent 114m|
||Review me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 84m||Descent 87m|
||Double check||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 63m||Descent 60m|
||Review me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 57m||Descent 60m|
||Review me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 81m||Descent 81m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 236m||Descent 180m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 353m||Descent 306m|
43% of Helsby’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
4 people have contributed to Helsby’s Slow Ways
1 people have pledged to walk and review a route
0 people have surveyed a route in Helsby
48km out of 76km have been walked and reviewed
86km of reviews have been shared in Helsby
RandoGirl42 pledged to walk Helkel oneWalk this route
Into Little Barrow, yet another short stretch of unpaved road, albeit with wide verges, before crossing more fields. Another stretch of quiet unpaved road follows, before using footpaths through fields of cattle to Dunham-on-the-Hill....
As I've said, a foot-only route, due to the terrain, but a pleasant country route, only somewhat marred by heavy industry at the edge of civilisation....
Although the map roughly gives the route, it's nowhere near detailed enough to follow on the ground....
A good rural route between two villages, although use of footpaths across fields with gates and kissing gates make it a foot-only route....
A track along a brook (tarmac with soil and mud in places) brings us to the main road, where we cross and head down another unpaved country road. A good rural route between two villages, although use of footpaths across fields with gates and kissing gates make it a foot-only route....
Hiking Historian added Helfro three, a new walk from Helsby to FrodshamWalk this route
fejling added Helfro two, a new walk from Helsby to FrodshamWalk this route
Section of footpath from Godscroft Cottages to Hatley House is very rarely walked so path is vague. Some sections very muddy when I walked it, will be easier going in Summer. A few stiles to navigate....
Mickle Trafford to Plemstall Church: quiet roads, some with pavements. Primrose Lane to Helsby: pavements, initially on quiet roads then alongside the very busy Chester Road....
The route was walked from Chester (The Cross) to the Helsby (row of shops on the Chester Road including Post Office) on Friday 18.06.2021 (late morning/ afternoon) – joined by two friends for the whole route. At Mickle Trafford there is the option of resting and taking refreshments at Meadow Lee Farm Coffee Shop on Station Lane. This includes a short section along the B5132 from Wildmoor Lane to Rose Farm which has no pavement and requires crossing a narrow road bridge. It was felt that the section between Chester and Mickle Trafford is accessible to most users being city streets then purpose-built greenway with no obvious barriers. In the row of shops that mark the end of the current Slow Way on Chester Road (Helsby) there was a café (The Old Bank Tea Rooms) which although closing, once they realised that we had walked from Chester, very kindly kept open and provided hot drinks and cakes. The walk along the Chester Road (A56) in Helsby felt unpleasant and a possible alternative could be to follow Robin Hood Lane northwards from Latham Avenue to emerge at the Chester Road closer the row of shops/ Post Office and tea rooms....
Slow Ways added Chehel one, a new walk from Chester to HelsbyWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ellhel one, a new walk from Ellesmere Port to HelsbyWalk this route
Slow Ways added Helfro one, a new walk from Helsby to FrodshamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Helkel one, a new walk from Helsby to KelsallWalk this route
Slow Ways added Helsan one, a new walk from Helsby to SandiwayWalk this route
Helsby’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
53.27317° / -2.76928°
Easting / Northing
348,796E / 375,406N
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