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Slow Ways linking Leyland and Bamber Bridge, Chorley, Eccleston (Lancashire), Preston, Tarleton, Wheelton
Great Britain / Lancashire / Leyland
Leyland’s six Slow Ways are 42% checked
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 49m||Descent 55m|
||Review me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 35m||Descent 42m|
||Review me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Review me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 109m||Descent 59m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 77m||Descent 154m|
||Review me||Distance 7km/5mi||Ascent 98m||Descent 18m|
||Double check||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 97m||Descent 82m|
||Review me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 12km/8mi||Ascent 59m||Descent 38m|
53% of Leyland’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or 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
Mary Oz surveyed Leycho oneWalk this route
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 surveyed Leybam twoWalk this route
Mary Oz added Leybam two, a new walk from Leyland to Bamber BridgeWalk this route
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....
It is necessary to go around the car park and into Avenham Park via East Cliff Road, as per PreLey Two....
Mary Oz surveyed Preley twoWalk this route
Mary Oz surveyed Leybam oneWalk this route
Mary Oz added Preley two, a new walk from Preston to LeylandWalk this route
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....
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....
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....
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 surveyed Leybam oneWalk this route
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 added Leywhe two, a new walk from Leyland to WheeltonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Eccley one, a new walk from Eccleston (Lancashire) to LeylandWalk this route
Slow Ways added Leybam one, a new walk from Leyland to Bamber BridgeWalk this route
Slow Ways added Leycho one, a new walk from Leyland to ChorleyWalk this route
Slow Ways added Leywhe one, a new walk from Leyland to WheeltonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Preley one, a new walk from Preston to LeylandWalk this route
Slow Ways added Tarley one, a new walk from Tarleton to LeylandWalk this route
Leyland’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
53.69490° / -2.69524°
Easting / Northing
354,191E / 422,274N
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