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Helsby

Cheshire


Slow Ways linking Helsby and Chester, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Kelsall, Sandiway

Great Britain / Cheshire / Helsby

Helsby’s five Slow Ways are 40% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Chester—Helsby
Chehel one

Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 119m Descent 114m
Ellesmere Port—Helsby
Ellhel one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 84m Descent 87m
Helsby—Frodsham
Helfro one

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 63m Descent 60m
Helsby—Frodsham
Helfro two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 57m Descent 60m
Helsby—Frodsham
Helfro three Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 81m Descent 81m
Helsby—Kelsall
Helkel one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 236m Descent 180m
Helsby—Sandiway
Helsan one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 353m Descent 306m

Collective progress

43% of Helsby’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

5/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

0/7

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

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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....

Hiking Historian

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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....

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Although the map roughly gives the route, it's nowhere near detailed enough to follow on the ground....

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A good rural route between two villages, although use of footpaths across fields with gates and kissing gates make it a foot-only route....

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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....

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Helsby—Frodsham

Hiking Historian added Helfro three, a new walk from Helsby to Frodsham

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Helsby—Frodsham

fejling added Helfro two, a new walk from Helsby to Frodsham

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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....

fejling

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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....

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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....

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Peregrinating Paul took this photo on Chehel one

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Chester—Helsby

Slow Ways added Chehel one, a new walk from Chester to Helsby

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Ellesmere Port—Helsby

Slow Ways added Ellhel one, a new walk from Ellesmere Port to Helsby

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Helsby—Frodsham

Slow Ways added Helfro one, a new walk from Helsby to Frodsham

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Helsby—Kelsall

Slow Ways added Helkel one, a new walk from Helsby to Kelsall

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Helsby—Sandiway

Slow Ways added Helsan one, a new walk from Helsby to Sandiway

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Helsby, Sat 27 May

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Helsby’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ4879675406

Lat / Lon

53.27317° / -2.76928°

Easting / Northing

348,796E / 375,406N

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