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Newton-le-Willows

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Slow Ways linking Newton-le-Willows and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Burtonwood, Culcheth, Golborne, Haydock, St Helens, Warrington

England / Merseyside / Newton-le-Willows

Newton-le-Willows’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 1/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Newton-le-Willows from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ashton-in-Makerfield—Newton-le-Willows
Ashtnew one Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 42m Descent 17m
Ashton-in-Makerfield—Newton-le-Willows
Ashtnew two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 41m Descent 67m
Burtonwood—Newton-le-Willows
Burnew one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 48m Descent 42m
Haydock—Newton-le-Willows
Haynew one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 56m Descent 26m
Newton-le-Willows—Culcheth
Newcul one Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 58m Descent 55m
Newton-le-Willows—Golborne
Newgol one Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 33m Descent 18m
Newton-le-Willows—Golborne
Newgol two Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 52m Descent 38m
Newton-le-Willows—Warrington
Newwar one Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 55m Descent 50m
St Helens—Newton-le-Willows
Sthnew one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 77m Descent 70m
St Helens—Newton-le-Willows
Sthnew two Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -

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50% of Newton-le-Willows’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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surveyed

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verified

3 people have contributed to Newton-le-Willows’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Newton-le-Willows

62km out of 71km have been walked and reviewed

98km of reviews have been shared in Newton-le-Willows

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Both ends of the route have multiple shops, pubs and eateries and are well connected by rail and bus, with sizeable car parks, free for rail users. It is accessible to cycles - indeed, cycling is encouraged along the route - and is accessable to wheelchair users, subject to some width restricted barriers, a very minor diversion, and sometimes stony/muddy surfaces (see images)....

Dannywith

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Another road crossing at Penkford Bridge, and we're into the Sankey Valley County Park, where the canal passes under its replacement: George Stephenson's monumental Sankey Viaduct, the first major railway bridge in the world. Here we exit the canal, over a bridge, and take a somewhat steep tarmac footpath up to the industrial estate above. At the station, we cross the railway using the stepped footbridge, then along the platform to a footpath leading to another set of platforms; Earlestown is one of those rare stations with four platforms on two different lines....

Hiking Historian

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It's a good route, but unfortunately at present it is impossible to walk this route in its entirety: the path between the sewage works and the bridge over the canal is currently closed for what looks like subsidence. So that's half a mile that's undoable. I've rerouted it on SthNew Two...

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Crossing a footbridge and up some steps, the path leads us to another footpath passing a car park. Eventually we come to a road where the pavement runs out and the route becomes a well-used earth path (ie muddy), and once through a kissing gate, we're into Lyme & Wood Country Park....

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St Helens—Newton-le-Willows

Hiking Historian added Sthnew two, a new walk from St Helens to Newton-le-Willows

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Access gates and steps would likely make this impassable for wheelchair users, and the rougher surfaces would rule out road bikes, but should be passable for those using off road bikes - according to the OS map, most of the route is specifically designated as a cycling route....

Dannywith

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Although it uses footpaths, it is mostly a road walk, although some of the footpaths may be too muddy or uneven for wheeled users. At the end, we join another muddy footpath, before taking a junction onto a tarmac track that runs across the starting straight of the racecourse and onto an unpaved track beyond, which is a quiet rural walk, closed to almost all traffic. From the track, we join a residential road, and from here, it's pavements all the way....

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At the end, we join another muddy footpath, before taking a junction onto a tarmac track that runs across the starting straight of the racecourse and onto an unpaved track beyond, which is a quiet rural walk, closed to almost all traffic. From the track, we join a residential road, and from here, it's pavements all the way....

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The footpath joins a residential road, and from here, it's pavements all the way. It's a nice walk away from the road, and we pass the old motte of Newton's own castle....

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From the small square in the centre of Golborne, we take a few roads before joining a tarmac footpath that runs along the fence of a school. A mostly accessible walk, although the footpaths in Golborne may be too narrow, and muddy, for wheelchairs....

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Using a crossing at a crossroads, we're over a rail bridge, then past some houses to a footpath that wends its way downhill to a car park where we access the Sankey Canal. The path is a mixture of metalled earth and tarmac, and the canal itself wet and dry, with remnants of locks along the way. At the end, once over a footbridge, the route seems to suggest to follow another muddy path along the bank, but there's a good tarmac path a few yards further that goes the same way....

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Newton-le-Willows—Golborne

Hiking Historian added Newgol two, a new walk from Newton-le-Willows to Golborne

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Ashton-in-Makerfield—Newton-le-Willows

Hiking Historian added Ashtnew two, a new walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield to Newton-le-Willows

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A short route with heavy use of pavements next to busy roads, but with a more rural northern-section....

Dannywith

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A short walk through a residential area, and we're back along the brook, paved in some places, but mostly an earthern, and sometimes muddy, path that brings us out at Newton-le-Willows station....

Hiking Historian

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Probably not suitable for wheeelchairs due to a couple of 'kissing' gates and barriers....

Chris Manasseh

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Newton-le-Willows

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Ashton-in-Makerfield—Newton-le-Willows

Slow Ways added Ashtnew one, a new walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield to Newton-le-Willows

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Burtonwood—Newton-le-Willows

Slow Ways added Burnew one, a new walk from Burtonwood to Newton-le-Willows

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Haydock—Newton-le-Willows

Slow Ways added Haynew one, a new walk from Haydock to Newton-le-Willows

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Newton-le-Willows—Culcheth

Slow Ways added Newcul one, a new walk from Newton-le-Willows to Culcheth

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Newton-le-Willows—Golborne

Slow Ways added Newgol one, a new walk from Newton-le-Willows to Golborne

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Newton-le-Willows—Warrington

Slow Ways added Newwar one, a new walk from Newton-le-Willows to Warrington

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St Helens—Newton-le-Willows

Slow Ways added Sthnew one, a new walk from St Helens to Newton-le-Willows

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Newton-le-Willows’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ5934695344

Lat / Lon

53.45329° / -2.61366°

Easting / Northing

359,346E / 395,344N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Newton-le-Willows'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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