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Kirkham

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Kirkham and Blackpool, Elswick, Freckleton, Fulwood, Lytham St Anne's, Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston

England / Lancashire / Kirkham

Kirkham’s seven Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 1/7
and surveyed: 1/7

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Walk to Kirkham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Blackpool—Kirkham
Blakir one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 127m Descent 121m
Blackpool—Kirkham
Blakir two Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Elswick—Kirkham
Elskir one Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 44m Descent 46m
Kirkham—Freckleton
Kirfre one Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 16m Descent 15m
Kirkham—Freckleton
Kirfre two Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Kirkham—Fulwood
Kirful one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 88m Descent 64m
Kirkham—Fulwood
Kirful two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Kirkham—Preston
Kirpre one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 89m Descent 87m
Kirkham—Preston
Kirpre two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Lytham St Anne's—Kirkham
Lytkir one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 71m Descent 81m
Lytham St Anne's—Kirkham
Lytkir three

Double check Distance 17km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Lytham St Anne's—Kirkham
Lytkir four Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Poulton-le-Fylde—Kirkham
Poukir one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 100m Descent 95m

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Collective progress

62% of Kirkham’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

11/13

reviewed

7/13

surveyed

1/13

verified

4 people have contributed to Kirkham’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

7 people have surveyed a route in Kirkham

140km out of 171km have been walked and reviewed

147km of reviews have been shared in Kirkham

Latest Updates

After leaving the canal, the route to Kirkham was mostly very quiet country roads. The country lanes into Kirkham were very quiet, with just a few dog-walkers using them....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Kirful two

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The plotter of this route may not have known, but there is now a major road construction project of a link road crossing the route between Salwick and Cottam which currently obliterates any possibility of walking through....

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Kirkham—Fulwood

Mary Oz added Kirful two, a new walk from Kirkham to Fulwood

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At Todderstaff Farm a narrow track next to the caravans led to a farm track where there was a slightly intimidating “Stop” sign. After crossing the railway another farm track became a field path parallel to the railway. This was fine, but after the traditional narrow bridge in the corner, the diagonal public footpath across the field had been obliterated by crops and I had to walk around the side towards the tennis courts. There was then a bit of rough land alongside the tennis courts to reach a rickety stile onto a good path around a warehouse to the football stadium....

Mary Oz

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Blackpool—Kirkham

Mary Oz added Blakir two, a new walk from Blackpool to Kirkham

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Some of the quiet country roads were also quite pleasant, but it was a long route to be entirely hard-surfaced....

Mary Oz

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Lytham St Anne's—Kirkham

Mary Oz added Lytkir four, a new walk from Lytham St Anne's to Kirkham

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A friendly groundsman from the park told me that the park was not a public right of way, and that the actual footpath was frequently very deeply flooded....

Mary Oz

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It’s paved the entire way, with a couple of stretches of narrower pavement along the side of the road....

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Kirkham—Freckleton

Nichola Rhodes added Kirfre two, a new walk from Kirkham to Freckleton

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Lots of stiles make this route unsuitable for any wheeled transport but the path itself is fairly even and does not have very much in the way of steep assents or descents. The right of way near the windmill is through the owners garden, signposted and fairly obvious it is not quite as the map and goes between the windmill and the neighboring house not to the left of the windmill....

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Mary Oz surveyed Elskir one

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A lot of it goes across fields full of crops planted over the footpaths, and you are drawn to walk along tractor wheel tracks which take you the wrong way. It didn’t feel right to walk along the correct field inside the electric fence, but it WAS the correct route, and led to a footbridge into a sheep-grazed field with mercifully short grass! After another field I was once again misled by tractor wheel tracks....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Kirpre two

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Kirkham—Preston

Mary Oz added Kirpre two, a new walk from Kirkham to Preston

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The route meets the Lancaster Canal at the Hand and Dagger pub which appears to be open, including for food, from 12 every day, except Mondays and Tuesdays. The canal is also in the path of the new M55 link road construction, but I don’t think that will cause disruption to this route now, as the bridge looks complete. This canalised river, Savick Brook, was opened in 2002 to connect the Lancaster Canal to the River Ribble and the rest of the canal network, for the first time in its history. The road route from here to Preston Station passes St Walburge’s Church with its incredible spire, and then several county council buildings....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Kirpre one

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The road has quite a few cars using it, and also occasional buses, trucks and tractors....

Mary Oz

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The designer of this route wouldn’t have known, but it also happens that there are major road works going on here which block this farm track....

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Lytham St Anne's—Kirkham

Stearsb added Lytkir three, a new walk from Lytham St Anne's to Kirkham

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Apart from a few narrow sections, and traffic parking on pavements in Freckleton, it is wide enough to walk 2-a-breast. This route crosses a few major roads that are controlled by puffin crossings....

Stearsb

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By retracing my steps to Huck lane I was able to complete the walk following a different route. The footpath continues to a track (Huck lane) and then to the footpath to Great Carr side farm....

Stearsb

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Blackpool—Kirkham

Slow Ways added Blakir one, a new walk from Blackpool to Kirkham

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Elswick—Kirkham

Slow Ways added Elskir one, a new walk from Elswick to Kirkham

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Kirkham—Freckleton

Slow Ways added Kirfre one, a new walk from Kirkham to Freckleton

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Kirkham—Fulwood

Slow Ways added Kirful one, a new walk from Kirkham to Fulwood

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Kirkham—Preston

Slow Ways added Kirpre one, a new walk from Kirkham to Preston

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Lytham St Anne's—Kirkham

Slow Ways added Lytkir one, a new walk from Lytham St Anne's to Kirkham

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Poulton-le-Fylde—Kirkham

Slow Ways added Poukir one, a new walk from Poulton-le-Fylde to Kirkham

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Kirkham, Sat 23 September

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Kirkham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD4267832171

Lat / Lon

53.78271° / -2.87142°

Easting / Northing

342,678E / 432,171N

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