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Longridge

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Longridge and Barton (Wyre), Blackburn (Lancashire), Clitheroe, Fulwood, Garstang, Preston, Slaidburn, Whalley

England / Lancashire / Longridge

Longridge’s eight Slow Ways are 44% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 6/8
verified: 0/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Barton (Wyre)—Longridge
Barlon one Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 115m Descent 37m
Fulwood—Longridge
Fullon one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 150m Descent 79m
Garstang—Longridge
Garlon one

Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 229m Descent 134m
Garstang—Longridge
Garlon two Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Longridge—Blackburn (Lancashire)
Lonbla one Pioneer me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 296m Descent 302m
Longridge—Clitheroe
Longcli one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 341m Descent 301m
Longridge—Clitheroe
Longcli two Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 434m Descent 472m
Longridge—Slaidburn
Lonsla one Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 385m Descent 364m
Longridge—Slaidburn
Lonsla two Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 554m Descent 532m
Longridge—Whalley
Lonwha one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Preston—Longridge
Prelon one Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 26m Descent 120m

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Collective progress

59% of Longridge’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

8/11

reviewed

7/11

surveyed

0/11

verified

2 people have contributed to Longridge’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

8 people have surveyed a route in Longridge

143km out of 204km have been walked and reviewed

185km of reviews have been shared in Longridge

Latest Updates

Longridge—Whalley

Hevver added Lonwha one, a new walk from Longridge to Whalley

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Garstang—Longridge

Mary Oz added Garlon two, a new walk from Garstang to Longridge

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The stile into a ditch and electric fence, photographed by Burnroyd, looked unsafe, although I didn't see it myself, as I was on the alternative route....

Mary Oz

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This route is a mixture of mostly little-used farm field paths and quiet country roads. There are a lot of stiles (sometimes a bit rickety) and narrow bridges, and some lack of signposting, but it is a very pleasant rural route, with good views across expansive farmland, and quiet enough for curlew and hares. Apart from the short section of B road at the north it was very quiet, and the B road was not too bad....

Mary Oz

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A section of country road leads to a field crossing with nice views all around. I could see where the route crossed a field by an unused footpath, but it was easier to follow the farm track which wiggled around the field edge. Then a wooded footpath (with snowdrops and wild garlic) leads to Ladyewell Shrine and via another muddy field, to the footbridge over the motorway. The Slow Way route proceeds along a 150-metre section of road before reaching the cycle track route 6 to head north. This is a mixed, mostly pleasant and rural route, which is a bit let down by some muddy unused field paths with some navigation issues....

Mary Oz

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The footbridge over the M6, with a stile at each end, will make this route impractical for some people, as will later features of the walk. I didn’t find any problems navigating the section to and through Fell Foot Farm/Staveley’s Eggs, although I was forewarned to take care with navigation by Burnroyd’s photo survey. I could then see the long low buildings of the farm, headed towards them, then kept to the south of them, where the footpath signs showed. The gate to the north east (see Burnroyd’s photo) is intimidating to vehicle traffic, but there is a permanent opening for walkers....

Mary Oz

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Longridge

Mary Oz surveyed Longridge

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Longridge

Mary Oz surveyed Longridge

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It is possible to stay on the railway line a bit longer than this route says, but sadly, not all the way into Grimsargh, and it is necessary to use the pavement alongside the fairly busy B6243, until a tricky road crossing takes the route back onto the old railway line briefly, through a narrow strip of parkland. The footpath away from the industrial estate and on to Green Nook Lane was tricky to spot, but it leads to a pleasant route into Longridge, culminating, appropriately, at the former railway station, now a café....

Mary Oz

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Longridge—Slaidburn

Burnroyd added Lonsla two, a new walk from Longridge to Slaidburn

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The first part of the route broadly follows the peaceful and scenic River Hodder valley, apart from bypassing the village of Dunsop Bridge to traverse Hodder Bank Fell. The route leaves the Hodder Valley at Doeford Bridge and the route from here to Gibbon Bridge involves a potentially difficult stream crossing and parts of the footpath are impassable due to vegetation....

Burnroyd

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Longridge

Catkins51 surveyed Longridge

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There are limited facilities between Garstang and Longridge, but refreshments may be available (subject to opening times) at a couple of pubs on or close to the route and there are a handful of good farm shops with minor diversion from the route....

Burnroyd

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Between Clitheroe and Hurst Green, this is largely easy-going terrain with no real navigational issues; there are a few gates, stiles and narrow footbridges and the climb from the river up to Hurst Green includes some rough and muddy steps....

Burnroyd

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There are a number of potential obstacles, including steps, stiles, gates, narrow bridges and associated short rough sections, which may make the route unsuitable for those with limited mobility. There are a couple of very short sections where it may be necessary to adapt the route due to access issues (described in a route survey) but these are fairly straightforward....

Burnroyd

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Longridge—Clitheroe

Burnroyd added Longcli two, a new walk from Longridge to Clitheroe

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Burnroyd surveyed Prelon one

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The largely rural section between Longridge and Grimsargh is pleasant enough; it has a few potential obstacles, including stiles, unsurfaced tracks and livestock, but there is an alternative route on the paved footpaths alongside the B6243 between these two places....

Burnroyd

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Whilst the route is clear, in that it largely follows the main road, there is a significantly lower density of waypoints than is typical, which I do not think is in keeping with most of the other Slow Ways routes....

Burnroyd

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Barton (Wyre)—Longridge

Slow Ways added Barlon one, a new walk from Barton (Wyre) to Longridge

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Fulwood—Longridge

Slow Ways added Fullon one, a new walk from Fulwood to Longridge

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Garstang—Longridge

Slow Ways added Garlon one, a new walk from Garstang to Longridge

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Longridge—Blackburn (Lancashire)

Slow Ways added Lonbla one, a new walk from Longridge to Blackburn (Lancashire)

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Longridge—Clitheroe

Slow Ways added Longcli one, a new walk from Longridge to Clitheroe

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Longridge—Slaidburn

Slow Ways added Lonsla one, a new walk from Longridge to Slaidburn

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Preston—Longridge

Slow Ways added Prelon one, a new walk from Preston to Longridge

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Longridge, Mon 25 September

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Longridge’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD6037637435

Lat / Lon

53.83167° / -2.60353°

Easting / Northing

360,376E / 437,435N

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Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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