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Prescot

Merseyside


Slow Ways linking Prescot and Belle Vale, Eccleston, Kirkby, Lea Green, Liverpool, St Helens, Walton, Widnes

England / Merseyside / Prescot

Prescot’s eight Slow Ways are 50% checked

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

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Walk to Prescot from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Belle Vale—Prescot
Belpre one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 95m Descent 34m
Kirkby—Prescot
Kirkpre one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 92m Descent 36m
Kirkby—Prescot
Kirkpre two Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 331m Descent 271m
Liverpool—Prescot
Livpre one Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 127m Descent 68m
Liverpool—Prescot
Livpre two Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Prescot—Eccleston
Preecc one Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 12m Descent 56m
Prescot—Lea Green
Prelea one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 35m Descent 61m
Prescot—St Helens
Presth one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 31m Descent 82m
Prescot—St Helens
Presth two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Prescot—Widnes
Prewid one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 115m Descent 43m
Prescot—Widnes
Prewid two Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 60m Descent 131m
Walton—Prescot
Walpre one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 49m Descent 90m

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Collective progress

52% of Prescot’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

11/12

reviewed

2/12

surveyed

0/12

verified

3 people have contributed to Prescot’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Prescot

107km out of 119km have been walked and reviewed

147km of reviews have been shared in Prescot

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Does what it says on the tin: an improved route that avoids the busy roads of the original....

Hiking Historian

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Once over the A-road crossroads, a long and unattractive walk through an industrial estate into Knowsley village, and then a long rural road along the side of the Knowsley estate....

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Good tarmac footpath takes us through some nice shady wooded areas, before we eventually join a paved residential road. Past the major crossroads (with good crossings), we continue along the Greenway (again, not many ramps), before turning away from the industrial estate and, once under the M57, we join a great wooded footpath....

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A good route from Prescot to Widnes, mostly by paved road with some footpaths, but there us a troublesome section which I'll come to later. From the centre of Prescot, we take well-paved roads south drom the centre, but the further away we get from the town centre, the crossings and ramps get less and less, which may be a problem for wheelchair users....

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This route, however, swerves these nosier highways and heads down quiter, and more enjoyable, roads and footpaths so that we mostly avoid the din of traffic. Some sections may not be wheelchair friendly (high kerbs; no ramps, especially in the quiter more residential areas, and steps from Newsham Park onto Lister Drive), but otherwise good for all users....

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Prescot—Widnes

Hiking Historian added Prewid two, a new walk from Prescot to Widnes

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After crossing the busy East Lancs dual carriageway the route goes onto the Gellings bridleway, again alongside the M57, before going onto Knowsley Lane for the final section. Nearing the end a busy roundabout has to be negotiated. Plenty of facilities at start and finish....

James Riding

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James Riding took this photo on Kirkpre two

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Kirkby—Prescot

James Riding added Kirkpre two, a new walk from Kirkby to Prescot

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James Riding surveyed Prescot

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James Riding took this photo on Preecc one

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A short straightforward paved route on pavement. Undulating but mostly downhill. Facilities at start and finish....

James Riding

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The first half of this route, starting from Prescot, used suburban housing streets as far as possible, to avoid the main road slog of PreSth One, although after the small shopping street of Prescot, there was about mile of main road. The final section of the route was alongside the disused St Helens Canal, which included an easy level crossing over the disused railway which had blocked the canal!...

Mary Oz

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Almost entirely accessible to all, but there's the odd section with no ramps or low pavements, although there are nearby residential parking ramps. The route takes us to Lea Green station through the car park, but a more direct route can be found by going down Old Elton Head Road....

Hiking Historian

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Exiting the old railway (unfortunately a couple of steps after a ramp); a lengthy pavement walk, before heading into Croxteth Park. A short pavement pound to a park, followed by a long road walk, then a footpath under the motorway, before another long road walk to the end at Prescot....

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A good route with off-road sections, followed by a lengthy paved road walk....

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Accessible mostly throughout for all users; only a couple of roads in Eccleston lack ramps for crossings, but there are nearby driveway ramps. It's all a paved road walk, from suburb to suburb, with a nice green country section in the middle, and mostly gradually downhill. Shops and transport links at both ends....

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The first mile is a busy main road, and a slightly uphill slog, but with good surfaces and crossings, then there is a dull but quieter road. Another fairly quiet road takes you through some slightly faded-glory housing of Tuebrook. With about 4 miles still to go, the route entered a mile-and-a-half section of off-road cycle track (with several cycle barriers) through urban fields and alongside a stream....

Mary Oz

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Prescot—St Helens

Mary Oz added Presth two, a new walk from Prescot to St Helens

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Liverpool—Prescot

Mary Oz added Livpre two, a new walk from Liverpool to Prescot

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I say mostly accessible, as there are a couple of streets just past Dovecot shops that lack ramps, and the kerbs, whilst not high, may pose an obstacle to buggies or wheelchairs; there are nearby residential parking ramps, but it's a bit of a diversion....

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A good urban, mostly residential, route, using paved roads throughout. Good shops at either end, with some along the way, and, with the aid of ramps at crossings, accessible to all users....

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Belle Vale—Prescot

Slow Ways added Belpre one, a new walk from Belle Vale to Prescot

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Kirkby—Prescot

Slow Ways added Kirkpre one, a new walk from Kirkby to Prescot

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Liverpool—Prescot

Slow Ways added Livpre one, a new walk from Liverpool to Prescot

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Prescot—Eccleston

Slow Ways added Preecc one, a new walk from Prescot to Eccleston

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Prescot—Lea Green

Slow Ways added Prelea one, a new walk from Prescot to Lea Green

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Prescot—St Helens

Slow Ways added Presth one, a new walk from Prescot to St Helens

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Prescot—Widnes

Slow Ways added Prewid one, a new walk from Prescot to Widnes

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Walton—Prescot

Slow Ways added Walpre one, a new walk from Walton to Prescot

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Prescot, Sat 22 June

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Prescot’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ4651592765

Lat / Lon

53.42896° / -2.80642°

Easting / Northing

346,515E / 392,765N

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Facilities

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