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Leyland

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Leyland and Bamber Bridge, Chorley, Eccleston (Lancashire), Preston, Tarleton, Wheelton

England / Lancashire / Leyland

Leyland’s six Slow Ways are 42% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Leyland from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Eccleston (Lancashire)—Leyland
Eccley one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 49m Descent 55m
Leyland—Bamber Bridge
Leybam one

Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 35m Descent 42m
Leyland—Bamber Bridge
Leybam two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Leyland—Chorley
Leycho one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 109m Descent 59m
Leyland—Wheelton
Leywhe one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 77m Descent 154m
Leyland—Wheelton
Leywhe two Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 98m Descent 18m
Preston—Leyland
Preley one

Double check Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 97m Descent 82m
Preston—Leyland
Preley two Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Tarleton—Leyland
Tarley one Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 59m Descent 38m

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Collective progress

53% of Leyland’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

6/9

reviewed

4/9

surveyed

0/9

verified

2 people have contributed to Leyland’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Leyland

45km out of 73km have been walked and reviewed

58km of reviews have been shared in Leyland

Latest Updates

Mary Oz surveyed Leycho one

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It is easy to miss the point where the Slow Way leaves the main park route, but there is a junction with a bin, and you very shortly cross a river on a wooden bridge. A short section of main road (with an island to help you cross) leads to some quieter roads, including an easy-to-miss footpath along a fenced-in field-edge....

Mary Oz

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Leyland—Bamber Bridge

Mary Oz added Leybam two, a new walk from Leyland to Bamber Bridge

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The “rural” section was very well signposted, but had electric fences restricting the width of the initial footpath. Someone helpful from the farm directed me through the gate instead and said the electric fences are only there in late winter/early spring because of the sheep....

Mary Oz

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It is necessary to go around the car park and into Avenham Park via East Cliff Road, as per PreLey Two....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Preley two

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Preston—Leyland

Mary Oz added Preley two, a new walk from Preston to Leyland

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The access from Bristol Avenue to cross the A5083 to the “rural” section next to the M6, is incorrectly shown on this Slow Way, but is only wrong by a few tens of metres. The “rural” section was very well signposted, but had electric fences restricting the width of the initial footpath....

Mary Oz

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Leaving Preston via the car park and East Cliff Road, Avenham Park is accessed via some steps and sloping paths. A few more quiet roads (with a bench near the middle) take the route to the second rail-side field crossing of this Slow Way, which is a bit more pleasant, finishing around the side of an industrial park, and onto the road again....

Mary Oz

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Overall, not a particularly glamorous route, although it starts with a 3km trek through Avenham Park, across the River Ribble bridge and southwards via great tracks in quiet green surroundings. The remainder includes some busy roads through Lostock Hall and Leyland and the off-road sections run directly alongside the West Coast Main Line railway. One such section was overgrown and not pleasant to navigate....

sasumner

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After exiting Leyland, it follows quiet pleasant trails and there’s some fun exploration from Whittle-le-Woods to Wheelton. It gets challenging in that last third: there’s a steep cobbled path, tricky navigation to find the tunnels under the M61, some rougher terrain, and a final climb over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal....

sasumner

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This is probably the optimum route between Leyland and Bamber Bridge, although it is mostly on fairly busy and/or residential roads. There is a short off-road section midway, the access to which from Bristol Avenue includes a flight of steps which is in a slightly different location to the gpx route....

sasumner

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Leyland—Wheelton

sasumner added Leywhe two, a new walk from Leyland to Wheelton

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Eccleston (Lancashire)—Leyland

Slow Ways added Eccley one, a new walk from Eccleston (Lancashire) to Leyland

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Leyland—Bamber Bridge

Slow Ways added Leybam one, a new walk from Leyland to Bamber Bridge

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Leyland—Chorley

Slow Ways added Leycho one, a new walk from Leyland to Chorley

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Leyland—Wheelton

Slow Ways added Leywhe one, a new walk from Leyland to Wheelton

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Preston—Leyland

Slow Ways added Preley one, a new walk from Preston to Leyland

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Tarleton—Leyland

Slow Ways added Tarley one, a new walk from Tarleton to Leyland

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Leyland, Mon 27 May

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Leyland’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD5419122274

Lat / Lon

53.69490° / -2.69524°

Easting / Northing

354,191E / 422,274N

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