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Rainford

Merseyside


Slow Ways linking Rainford and Billinge, Eccleston, Kirkby, Maghull, Skelmersdale, St Helens, Stanley Gate

England / Merseyside / Rainford

Rainford’s seven Slow Ways are 43% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Rainford from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Kirkby—Rainford
Kirkrai one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 63m Descent 45m
Kirkby—Rainford
Kirkrai two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 56m Descent 38m
Maghull—Rainford
Magrai one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 88m Descent 69m
Maghull—Rainford
Magrai two Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 94m Descent 75m
Rainford—Billinge
Raibil one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 100m Descent 56m
Rainford—Eccleston
Raiecc one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 39m Descent 36m
Rainford—Eccleston
Raiecc two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 51m Descent 46m
Rainford—Skelmersdale
Raiske one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 49m Descent 31m
Rainford—St Helens
Raisth one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 58m Descent 69m
Stanley Gate—Rainford
Starai one Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 74m Descent 41m

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Collective progress

45% of Rainford’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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8/10

reviewed

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surveyed

0/10

verified

1 people have contributed to Rainford’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Rainford

87km out of 104km have been walked and reviewed

87km of reviews have been shared in Rainford

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Not attempted this yet, but as I've tried SkeBil, which uses a similar route, I know the footpath from Moss Farm to the motorway is non-existent, and to the subway and beyond to the road is so overgrown with brambles and nettles to render it practically impassable. I'll try to find another route and share in the near future....

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The road at the end is paved, but we soon join a footpath that runs between a golf course....

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Running alongside sportsfields and then the edge of a farm field, we soon meet the A570, where we cross (there is no crossing, so care is needed). Ahead, a series of farm tracks (muddy in places) past Mossborough Hall until we meet the Coach Road, which is wooded and mostly tarmac....

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A good route, with a mixture of towpaths, footpaths and paved roads. At the end, we cross the road to join another footpath. A few more roads, before we join a tarmac footpath across Tower Hill Park....

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The access from Flint Lane and Prescot Road has been blocked by new houses (it was never an official footpath here)....

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Maghull—Rainford

Hiking Historian added Magrai two, a new walk from Maghull to Rainford

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Here we join a farm track which eventually narrows into a footpath; both can be wet or muddy in places. It becomes an unpaved road towards the end, but unused by traffic, and at its end we join a paved road, where we quickly join another footpath after a short section of unpaved drive....

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From the centre of Kirkby, with its shops and bus station, we cross the road at the roundabout, before entering Millbrook Millennium Green on a tarmac path, overlooking the river Alt below. The pavement does narrow in places to almost a kerb, but it's safe enough to use, and not a very busy road, but it is the best route, as all the surrounding footpaths have seemingly vanished!...

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The footpath under the road bridge no longer exists, but there's a new footpath that runs close to the original course. The footpath to Grayson's Farm is supposed to here, but there's a locked gate, no signs and no trace of any used path across the ploughed out fields....

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Kirkby—Rainford

Hiking Historian added Kirkrai two, a new walk from Kirkby to Rainford

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Kirkby—Rainford

Slow Ways added Kirkrai one, a new walk from Kirkby to Rainford

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Maghull—Rainford

Slow Ways added Magrai one, a new walk from Maghull to Rainford

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Rainford—Billinge

Slow Ways added Raibil one, a new walk from Rainford to Billinge

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Rainford—Eccleston

Slow Ways added Raiecc one, a new walk from Rainford to Eccleston

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Rainford—Eccleston

Slow Ways added Raiecc two, a new walk from Rainford to Eccleston

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Rainford—Skelmersdale

Slow Ways added Raiske one, a new walk from Rainford to Skelmersdale

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Rainford—St Helens

Slow Ways added Raisth one, a new walk from Rainford to St Helens

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Stanley Gate—Rainford

Slow Ways added Starai one, a new walk from Stanley Gate to Rainford

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Rainford, Wed 24 July

21°

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Rainford’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD4779900848

Lat / Lon

53.50174° / -2.78844°

Easting / Northing

347,799E / 400,848N

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