Kirkby

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Slow Ways linking Kirkby and Bootle, Eccleston, Litherland, Maghull, Prescot, Rainford, Walton

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Kirkby’s seven Slow Ways: 36%

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 3/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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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 Kirkby from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bootle—Kirkby
Bookir one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 67m Descent 57m
Kirkby—Eccleston
Kirecc one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 53m Descent 38m
Kirkby—Prescot
Kirkpre one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 92m Descent 36m
Kirkby—Rainford
Kirkrai one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 63m Descent 45m
Litherland—Kirkby
Litkir one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 64m Descent 48m
Litherland—Kirkby
Litkir two Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 55m Descent 39m
Maghull—Kirkby
Magkir one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 29m Descent 28m
Maghull—Kirkby
Magkir two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 40m Descent 37m
Walton—Kirkby
Walkir one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 64m Descent 49m
Walton—Kirkby
Walkir two Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 57m Descent 73m
Walton—Kirkby
Walkir three Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 53m Descent 69m
Walton—Kirkby
Walkir four Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -

Collective progress

38% of Kirkby’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

5/12

reviewed

1/12

surveyed

0/12

verified

2 people have contributed to Kirkby’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Kirkby

45km out of 122km have been walked and reviewed

55km of reviews have been shared in Kirkby

Latest Updates

First, the route through Walton Hall Park has a massive diversion around the bowling greens and along the path that runs adjacent to the housing estate; this is unnecessary, and I recommend just going straight along the main path through the park. Secondly, the exit from the canal onto the bridge at Spencer's Lane isn't as straightforward as the map claims. These small quibbles have been corrected on WALKIR Four; route Two offers a slightly amended ending....

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Strider surveyed Walkir four

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The left right next to Aintree racecourse is a dead end, the right hand (and better path) takes you to Aintree Lane south of a swing bridge, which you may like to do. Crossing the road at the swing bridge the path continues along the Liverpool to Leeds canal until a left turn before a bridge (the steepest part at 12%) the right onto the road, suburban road to Kirkby station (cat + coffee!), then a wide pavement to Kirkby Bus Station and shopping precinct....

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Walton—Kirkby

Strider added Walkir four, a new walk from Walton to Kirkby

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Walton—Kirkby

Hiking Historian added Walkir three, a new walk from Walton to Kirkby

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Walton—Kirkby

Hiking Historian added Walkir two, a new walk from Walton to Kirkby

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A good walk but...several small mapping errors, any one of which would not warrant a new route, but all together make navigation difficult. More accurate Walkir2 coming soon....

Strider

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This route is not feasible: the entire Patten's Walk section is on private farm roads on the Knowsley Estate. I'll submit a better route in the future....

Hiking Historian

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A good route along the canal and well-paved roads between two towns with ample parking, public transport and shopping. Access from Westway in Maghull to the canal, however, is not straightforward, nor good for access. Therefore I have suggested an alternative route for ease and for all users: MAGKIR Two....

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An enjoyable walk, mostly along tarmac towpaths and well-paved roads. This route is fully accessible to all users, with no steps and ramps on kerbs. Good shops and bus transport links at either end (rail stations are nearby)....

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Maghull—Kirkby

Hiking Historian added Magkir two, a new walk from Maghull to Kirkby

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Kirkby

Jeremy Fagan surveyed Kirkby

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Bootle—Kirkby

Slow Ways added Bookir one, a new walk from Bootle to Kirkby

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Kirkby—Eccleston

Slow Ways added Kirecc one, a new walk from Kirkby to Eccleston

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Kirkby—Prescot

Slow Ways added Kirkpre one, a new walk from Kirkby to Prescot

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Kirkby—Rainford

Slow Ways added Kirkrai one, a new walk from Kirkby to Rainford

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Litherland—Kirkby

Slow Ways added Litkir one, a new walk from Litherland to Kirkby

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Litherland—Kirkby

Slow Ways added Litkir two, a new walk from Litherland to Kirkby

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Maghull—Kirkby

Slow Ways added Magkir one, a new walk from Maghull to Kirkby

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Walton—Kirkby

Slow Ways added Walkir one, a new walk from Walton to Kirkby

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Kirkby, Tue 31 January

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Kirkby’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ4103798727

Lat / Lon

53.48196° / -2.88997°

Easting / Northing

341,037E / 398,727N

Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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