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Ince-in-Makerfield

Greater Manchester


Slow Ways linking Ince-in-Makerfield and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Aspull, Hindley, Platt Bridge, Wigan

England / Greater Manchester / Ince-in-Makerfield

Ince-in-Makerfield’s five Slow Ways are 65% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Walk to Ince-in-Makerfield from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ashton-in-Makerfield—Ince-in-Makerfield
Ashinc one Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 53m Descent 49m
Ince-in-Makerfield—Aspull
Incasp one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 10m Descent 92m
Ince-in-Makerfield—Hindley
Inchin one Pioneer me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 40m Descent 13m
Ince-in-Makerfield—Hindley
Inchin two Pioneer me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 46m Descent 20m
Ince-in-Makerfield—Hindley
Inchin three Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Ince-in-Makerfield—Platt Bridge
Incpla one

Double check Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 15m Descent 30m
Ince-in-Makerfield—Platt Bridge
Incpla two Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 19m Descent 37m
Ince-in-Makerfield—Platt Bridge
Incpla three Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 14m Descent 32m
Wigan—Ince-in-Makerfield
Wiginc one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 17m Descent 11m
Wigan—Ince-in-Makerfield
Wiginc two Verify me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

58% of Ince-in-Makerfield’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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2/10

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5 people have contributed to Ince-in-Makerfield’s Slow Ways

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4 people have surveyed a route in Ince-in-Makerfield

23km out of 40km have been walked and reviewed

37km of reviews have been shared in Ince-in-Makerfield

Latest Updates

At OS Grid Ref: SD 59710 04279, passing a linear lake, the path became poorer quality and quite muddy. Surprisingly, this linear lake is a former railway line, and is part of a triple-decker railway crossing, presumably the lowest part....

Mary Oz

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This route uses some of the many former railway lines from the Wigan coalfields, and walking this now wooded area, with reed-filled ponds, was delightful. After the straight section of former railway, there was a pelican crossing, then a side road under the former railway....

Mary Oz

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Ince-in-Makerfield—Hindley

Mary Oz added Inchin three, a new walk from Ince-in-Makerfield to Hindley

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The route is a good journey from Wigan to Ince along the canal....

Andrew Dowd

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After negotiating the residential roads, the route becomes an earthern footpath between two fences. Under what remains of the railway viaduct, we meet the end: a handful of bus stops with nearby shops....

Hiking Historian

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After negotiating the residential roads, the route becomes an earthern footpath through woods, following the triangular shape of the railway and a former junction. Past s small industrial estate, we enter the woods of Ince Moss, which is muddy in places, but with the odd boardwalk....

Hiking Historian

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There was a section of paved canal towpath, past a couple of locks, then out onto the road as per WigInc One....

Mary Oz

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Wigan—Ince-in-Makerfield

Mary Oz added Wiginc two, a new walk from Wigan to Ince-in-Makerfield

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There was a reasonably wide pedestrian footbridge over the canal with a kissing-gate/cycle-barrier combo at the end of it: maybe okay for smaller wheelchairs but mobility scooters would struggle, I think....

Mary Oz

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A short route linking Wigan and Ince....

Dannywith

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Access to wheelchairs is restricted due to access barriers and thin passageways (see attached images), however many alternative paths in the area have been upgraded to unofficial bridalways, with easy wheelchair access and cycling actively encouraged....

Dannywith

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A short and straightforward route between the centre of Wigan and the suburb of Ince. The kissing gate is wide and good for all users, and the towpath beyond is paved....

Hiking Historian

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Beyond that, the given route through the woods of Ince Moss to do not follow what is on the ground, nor do the 'footpaths' across the moss itself do not exist, an error also not corrected on OS maps. I have submitted two route: one that follows the original as close as possible, and an alternative that follows an old railway....

Hiking Historian

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Ince-in-Makerfield—Platt Bridge

Hiking Historian added Incpla three, a new walk from Ince-in-Makerfield to Platt Bridge

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Ince-in-Makerfield—Platt Bridge

Hiking Historian added Incpla two, a new walk from Ince-in-Makerfield to Platt Bridge

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It travels through an urban area for the most part and improved when it followed the canal....

Stearsb

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This is a walk of 2 halves, a rather depressing walk through residential area, or countryside bordering residential areas (containing disappointing levels of detritus), and pleasing open aspects and woodland walks (from Top lock). Apart from a few narrow gaps and low steps there weren’t any obstructions and the path was good and reasonably dry (even after a wet spell). On parts of the first section I felt a little closed in by the surrounding vegetation....

Stearsb

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Ashton-in-Makerfield—Ince-in-Makerfield

Slow Ways added Ashinc one, a new walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield to Ince-in-Makerfield

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Ince-in-Makerfield—Aspull

Slow Ways added Incasp one, a new walk from Ince-in-Makerfield to Aspull

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Ince-in-Makerfield—Hindley

Slow Ways added Inchin one, a new walk from Ince-in-Makerfield to Hindley

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Ince-in-Makerfield—Hindley

Slow Ways added Inchin two, a new walk from Ince-in-Makerfield to Hindley

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Ince-in-Makerfield—Platt Bridge

Slow Ways added Incpla one, a new walk from Ince-in-Makerfield to Platt Bridge

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Wigan—Ince-in-Makerfield

Slow Ways added Wiginc one, a new walk from Wigan to Ince-in-Makerfield

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Ince-in-Makerfield, Wed 28 February

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Ince-in-Makerfield’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD5956404861

Lat / Lon

53.53884° / -2.61161°

Easting / Northing

359,564E / 404,861N

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