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Ormskirk

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Ormskirk and Burscough, Downholland, Maghull, Skelmersdale, Stanley Gate

England / Lancashire / Ormskirk

Ormskirk’s five Slow Ways are 55% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Ormskirk from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Downholland—Ormskirk
Doworm one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 78m Descent 49m
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
Ormskirk—Burscough
Ormbur one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 25m Descent 44m
Ormskirk—Burscough
Ormbur two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Ormskirk—Skelmersdale
Ormske one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 87m Descent 72m
Ormskirk—Stanley Gate
Ormsta one Review me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 46m Descent 15m

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Collective progress

61% of Ormskirk’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

7/7

reviewed

2/7

surveyed

1/7

verified

8 people have contributed to Ormskirk’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Ormskirk

57km out of 57km have been walked and reviewed

78km of reviews have been shared in Ormskirk

Latest Updates

Ormskirk

Mike Nolan surveyed Ormskirk

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Much of the route follows shared use paths so it's a nice way to cycle between Ormskirk and Burscough but less confident cyclists may choose to stay on the pavement along High Lane....

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Ormskirk—Burscough

Mike Nolan added Ormbur two, a new walk from Ormskirk to Burscough

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The least accessible section - which follows the old railway out of Ormskirk station and is heavily overgrown with some steep steps up to the bridge - can be bypassed through Waterworks Road or Nursery Avenue to Greetby Hill....

Mike Nolan

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After a third of a mile, we're back into fields, before ending on the main road near Stanley Gate, a big pub on a busy crossroads. And those wishing to avoid the unpaved section should continue along Ormskirk Road from Scarth Hill; it's paved all the way to Stanley Gate....

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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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This is a wonderful walk, but be warned that the signposting at the Downholland end is non existent, and the wiggle through various buildings is also not signposted. If I go back I will try and put up some photos to help....

Nicola van Rijsbergen

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Plenty interesting things to see like old railway track beds and nice countryside between Skelmersdale and Ormskirk. Can be a bit muddy in places....

Magellan76

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Part of the walk is along a disused railway line which has been designated as a public footpath and named The Smith Way....

Eric Wilson

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Mostly a wander along an old railway (at time of writing, blocked in places by fallen trees), and across some fields, often wet and muddy. That said, it's a good way of connecting the two places; just a shame it excludes wheeled users....

Hiking Historian

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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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Ormskirk

gracar2002 surveyed Ormskirk

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Downholland—Ormskirk

Slow Ways added Doworm one, a new walk from Downholland to Ormskirk

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Maghull—Ormskirk

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

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Ormskirk—Burscough

Slow Ways added Ormbur one, a new walk from Ormskirk to Burscough

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Ormskirk—Skelmersdale

Slow Ways added Ormske one, a new walk from Ormskirk to Skelmersdale

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Ormskirk—Stanley Gate

Slow Ways added Ormsta one, a new walk from Ormskirk to Stanley Gate

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Ormskirk, Wed 21 February

Light rain

Ormskirk’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD4174008408

Lat / Lon

53.56904° / -2.88119°

Easting / Northing

341,740E / 408,408N

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Facilities

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