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Maghull

Merseyside


Slow Ways linking Maghull and Crosby, Downholland, Formby, Kirkby, Litherland, Ormskirk, Rainford, Stanley Gate

England / Merseyside / Maghull

Maghull’s eight Slow Ways are 50% checked

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

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Slow Way Route To do
Crosby—Maghull
Cromag one

Double check Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 38m Descent 29m
Crosby—Maghull
Cromag two Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 48m Descent 42m
Crosby—Maghull
Cromag three

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 43m Descent 37m
Crosby—Maghull
Cromag four

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 44m Descent 38m
Crosby—Maghull
Cromag five Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 44m Descent 38m
Downholland—Maghull
Dowmag one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 28m Descent 22m
Formby—Maghull
Formag one

Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 52m Descent 38m
Formby—Maghull
Formag two Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 38m Descent 24m
Litherland—Maghull
Litmag one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 52m Descent 37m
Litherland—Maghull
Litmag two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 62m Descent 47m
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
Maghull—Ormskirk
Magorm one

Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 111m Descent 88m
Maghull—Ormskirk
Magorm two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 123m Descent 100m
Maghull—Rainford
Magrai one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 88m Descent 69m
Maghull—Rainford
Magrai two Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 94m Descent 75m
Maghull—Stanley Gate
Magsta one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 73m Descent 20m

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Collective progress

50% of Maghull’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

17/17

reviewed

0/17

surveyed

0/17

verified

3 people have contributed to Maghull’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Maghull

178km out of 178km have been walked and reviewed

198km of reviews have been shared in Maghull

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A good route, with a mixture of towpaths, footpaths and paved roads. At the end, we cross the road to join another footpath. A few more roads, before we join a tarmac footpath across Tower Hill Park....

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The access from Flint Lane and Prescot Road has been blocked by new houses (it was never an official footpath here)....

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Maghull—Rainford

Hiking Historian added Magrai two, a new walk from Maghull to Rainford

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From Stanley Gate pub, along a paved road with goid crossings, but we're soon onto a footpath across fields, before joining another road just past an old windmill. Past the last farm, we join an unpaved road (a deadend, only serving the farm we just passed, so no traffic), and crossing a road and heading down some steps, before entering another field....

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Staying on until the bridge at Lydiate, up the steps and over the bridge (unpaved), and then through Lydiate, passing the Weld Blundell pub and shops. Past houses and farms, the path is a mix of footpath and farm track, passing Walsh Hall until we meet the road....

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Agree with the previous reviewer: the route from Maghull to the canal isn't detailed enough, and it is much better to stay on the canal until Lydiate rather than come off early and start a road walk....

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Maghull—Ormskirk

Hiking Historian added Magorm two, a new walk from Maghull to Ormskirk

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Normally I'd leave the path at Green Lane, but it is unpaved, hence the push to Sefton Lane. At Sefton Lane, we join the road, and follow the route along pavements to the shops at Maghull Square....

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Mostly a good route, but there is a sizeable section that is along an unpaved busy, and bendy, country road between Altcar and the Cheshire Lines old railway, which is best to avoid. I've submitted an alternative that uses more footpaths and only roads with pavements....

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Currently there are works on the Cheshire lines footpath as the route can’t be fully used. An alternative would be to skip the canal part and go straight down green lane to access the Cheshire lines and then Showrick’s bridge...

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Formby—Maghull

Hiking Historian added Formag two, a new walk from Formby to Maghull

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An alternate route across fields rather than the mostly canal route of the original route, which is very similar to LITMAG....

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An alternate route across fields rather than the mostly canal route of the original route, which is very similar to LITMAG....

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Lack of ramps or road crossings; narrow pavements and a short unpaved section of road; footpaths across grassy or sandy ground; the odd step; and a lengthy canal walk....

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Crosby—Maghull

Hiking Historian added Cromag five, a new walk from Crosby to Maghull

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Crosby—Maghull

Hiking Historian added Cromag four, a new walk from Crosby to Maghull

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Mostly a good route, although not without its errors: the access to the canal from Red Lion Bridge to the canal is via steps, and the canal section is too short to even bother with. It also bears a strong similarity with the LITMAG route which uses much of the same route....

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A good route, almost accessible to all: there's the odd step, slopes and barrier, and a fair few tracks and paths with loose stones, so wheelchairs may have issues in the odd place, but walkers, cyclists and buggy-users should have no problems....

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Crosby—Maghull

Hiking Historian added Cromag three, a new walk from Crosby to Maghull

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Crosby—Maghull

Hiking Historian added Cromag two, a new walk from Crosby to Maghull

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95% a good route, but there's a few errors: first, straight from the off, from Litherland station there is a steep footbridge over the main road, and thus excluding wheeled users; second, a footpath taken from the canal into Rimrose Valley is along a narrow earth path through long grass, but there's a tarmac one just around the corner that takes us where we need to go; third, there are steps down to the towpath at Red Lion Bridge, only to get off at the next swing bridge yards later, so best to ignore. As I said, the makings of a good route, which I have corrected on the next route....

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A good route through country and canal between urban areas, but wheeled users may have difficulty in places, despite trying to make it as open as possible....

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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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Litherland—Maghull

Hiking Historian added Litmag two, a new walk from Litherland to Maghull

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Maghull—Kirkby

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

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The footpath that starts in Sandy Lane actually finishes in Pygons Hill Lane where you have to turn right (not left!) to get to Sudell Lane....

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Crosby—Maghull

Slow Ways added Cromag one, a new walk from Crosby to Maghull

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Downholland—Maghull

Slow Ways added Dowmag one, a new walk from Downholland to Maghull

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Formby—Maghull

Slow Ways added Formag one, a new walk from Formby to Maghull

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Litherland—Maghull

Slow Ways added Litmag one, a new walk from Litherland to Maghull

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Maghull—Kirkby

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

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Maghull—Ormskirk

Slow Ways added Magorm one, a new walk from Maghull to Ormskirk

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Maghull—Rainford

Slow Ways added Magrai one, a new walk from Maghull to Rainford

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Maghull—Stanley Gate

Slow Ways added Magsta one, a new walk from Maghull to Stanley Gate

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Maghull, Thu 18 April

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Maghull’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD3754402580

Lat / Lon

53.51618° / -2.94337°

Easting / Northing

337,544E / 402,580N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Maghull'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

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