Progress towards triple-checked route options for Prescot’s eight Slow Ways: 47%
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Walk to Prescot from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Review me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 95m||Descent 34m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 92m||Descent 36m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 331m||Descent 271m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/8mi||Ascent 127m||Descent 68m|
||Review me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Verify me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 12m||Descent 56m|
||Review me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 35m||Descent 61m|
||Review me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 31m||Descent 82m|
||Review me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 115m||Descent 43m|
||Review me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 49m||Descent 90m|
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2 people have surveyed a route in Prescot
85km out of 107km have been walked and reviewed
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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 added Kirkpre two, a new walk from Kirkby to PrescotWalk this route
James Riding surveyed PrescotView facilities
A short straightforward paved route on pavement. Undulating but mostly downhill. Facilities at start and finish....
Mary Oz surveyed Presth twoWalk this route
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!...
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....
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....
A good route with off-road sections, followed by a lengthy paved road walk....
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....
Mary Oz surveyed Livpre twoWalk this route
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 added Presth two, a new walk from Prescot to St HelensWalk this route
Mary Oz added Livpre two, a new walk from Liverpool to PrescotWalk this route
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....
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....
Slow Ways added Belpre one, a new walk from Belle Vale to PrescotWalk this route
Slow Ways added Kirkpre one, a new walk from Kirkby to PrescotWalk this route
Slow Ways added Livpre one, a new walk from Liverpool to PrescotWalk this route
Slow Ways added Preecc one, a new walk from Prescot to EcclestonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Prelea one, a new walk from Prescot to Lea GreenWalk this route
Slow Ways added Presth one, a new walk from Prescot to St HelensWalk this route
Slow Ways added Prewid one, a new walk from Prescot to WidnesWalk this route
Slow Ways added Walpre one, a new walk from Walton to PrescotWalk this route
Prescot’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
53.42896° / -2.80642°
Easting / Northing
346,515E / 392,765N
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