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Nelson

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Nelson and Barrowford, Brierfield, Colne, Trawden, Worsthorne

England / Lancashire / Nelson

Nelson’s five Slow Ways are 40% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Nelson from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Barrowford—Nelson
Barnel one

Double check Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 13m Descent 32m
Barrowford—Nelson
Barnel two Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Brierfield—Nelson
Brinel one

Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 40m Descent 40m
Brierfield—Nelson
Brinel two Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Nelson—Colne
Nelcol one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 174m Descent 130m
Nelson—Colne
Nelcol two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Nelson—Colne
Nelcol three Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Nelson—Trawden
Neltra one Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 146m Descent 183m
Nelson—Worsthorne
Nelwor one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 180m Descent 240m

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Collective progress

53% of Nelson’s five 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 Nelson’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Nelson

23km out of 42km have been walked and reviewed

25km of reviews have been shared in Nelson

Latest Updates

The river crossing at Barrowford is inaccurately plotted and impossible. The actual footbridge crossing is more than 100 metres further east....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Nelcol three

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This wasn’t too busy, but soon after passing the playing fields it was necessary to cross the road, as the pavement petered out....

Mary Oz

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Nelson—Colne

Mary Oz added Nelcol three, a new walk from Nelson to Colne

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The towpath was nice and straightforward, and the route through the shops at Nelson was pleasant enough, although a little run-down in parts....

Mary Oz

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Barrowford—Nelson

Mary Oz added Barnel two, a new walk from Barrowford to Nelson

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Mary Oz surveyed Nelcol two

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The route left Colne downhill to cross Colne Water near the Admiral Lord Rodney pub. NelCol One suggests cutting the corner of the bendy downhill road, but the cut-through (between bollards) was cobbled and steep and overhung by trees, so I suspect it would by very slippery at times. Once over the river the OS marked footpath looked as if it could be blocked by factory gates, and also it crossed rough concreted industrial land, so I changed the route to go around the industrial buildings. The path climbed steeply over fairly rough land but it did look well used....

Mary Oz

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Nelson—Colne

Mary Oz added Nelcol two, a new walk from Nelson to Colne

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Brierfield—Nelson

Mary Oz added Brinel two, a new walk from Brierfield to Nelson

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This plotted route implies that there is direct access from the towpath to the road at the Nelson end, which is not the case. I know it is a small adjustment, but I had to go back on myself to find a way to leave the canal. I've created BriNel Two to correct this....

Mary Oz

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This route passes through several cycle barriers about 1.5m high, 40cm gap at the top, but a lot wider at the bottom....

Mary Oz

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The few streets after coming off the towpath in Nelson may or may not be relevant depending on any final destination....

Tenpastbas

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Barrowford—Nelson

Slow Ways added Barnel one, a new walk from Barrowford to Nelson

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Brierfield—Nelson

Slow Ways added Brinel one, a new walk from Brierfield to Nelson

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Nelson—Colne

Slow Ways added Nelcol one, a new walk from Nelson to Colne

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Nelson—Trawden

Slow Ways added Neltra one, a new walk from Nelson to Trawden

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Nelson—Worsthorne

Slow Ways added Nelwor one, a new walk from Nelson to Worsthorne

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Nelson, Mon 22 April

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Nelson’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD8601037686

Lat / Lon

53.83525° / -2.21407°

Easting / Northing

386,010E / 437,686N

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