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Sandbach

Cheshire


Slow Ways linking Sandbach and Alsager, Congleton, Crewe, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich

England / Cheshire / Sandbach

Sandbach’s five Slow Ways are 60% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Sandbach from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Crewe—Sandbach
Cresan one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 72m Descent 56m
Crewe—Sandbach
Cresan two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 59m Descent 42m
Middlewich—Sandbach
Midsan one Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 20m Descent 59m
Sandbach—Congleton
Sancon one Survey me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 121m Descent 103m
Sandbach—Alsager
Sandals one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 82m Descent 55m
Sandbach—Alsager
Sandals two Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 90m Descent 63m
Sandbach—Alsager
Sandals three Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Sandbach—Alsager
Sandals four Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Sandbach—Holmes Chapel
Sanhol one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 32m Descent 40m

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Collective progress

56% of Sandbach’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

7/9

reviewed

2/9

surveyed

2/9

verified

9 people have contributed to Sandbach’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Sandbach

72km out of 92km have been walked and reviewed

151km of reviews have been shared in Sandbach

Latest Updates

The alley ways through Haslington were pretty dull (think high fences on both sides) and, another time, I would go straight up the main road. The section between Wheelock and Sandbach mill is lovely (but is also included on Cresan one - which I much preferred)....

LornaF

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I enjoyed this route and it was less overgrown than I was expecting (I did have snips and gardening gloves with me), although it looked as if some areas had been recently strimmed. It was a good mix of fields, pavement and maintained (traffic free) paths....

LornaF

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Kabutomushi took this photo on Cresan one

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Some nice scenery and a good variety of scenery: rivers, farmland, woodland and old buildings....

Kabutomushi

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A little muddy in places, but an easy route to follow. Classic Cheshire farmland scenery. Some road walking on quiet country lanes....

Kabutomushi

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Starting in Crewe means following a busy main road until reaching Haslington. The path on this side of the canal and the following woods has been significantly improved by the work of volunteers in the Sandbach Woodland and Wildlife group....

Janet

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The route has been re-routed around the quarry, but the path is clearly marked with waymarkers. A very enjoyable walk mainly over fields/bridlepaths. Numerous stiles involved with only minimal road walking on minor roads....

Mick Cotton

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A pleasant route through flat Cheshire countryside, with a good stretch along a former railway line. Well described by the first reviewer so not much to add. Accessible for dogs and prams, especially along the railway line, part of a route formerly carrying salt from the Cheshire salt mines....

DerbyshireBBguide

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Walking part of it on a subsequent date the first half mile on the towpath was hampered by fishermen, some of whom had their fishing tackle obstructing the canal towpath....

DerbyshireBBguide

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DerbyshireBBguide took this photo on Sandals three

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A short bit of pavement walking took us high over the Salt Line former railway track, which we then walked down to along a track, which started immediately after the bridge, down the side of a garage. Unfortunately the railway line soon after here has been subsumed by a golf course, but the route easily diverts onto the towpath for just over a mile. Just before a farm access bridge before the motorway, there is a kissing gate, then a footpath and a short bit of quiet road which leads to the Salt Line again....

Mary Oz

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The route from pretty (but lacking in facilities) Alsager Station started along fairly busy road with pavements, but got a lot quieter after leaving the A road, eventually becoming a track leading up to the towpath at Rode Heath, next to a pub. The quiet road into Sandbach initially had no paving, but soon reached an attractive row of cottages where the paving started....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Sandals four

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Sandbach—Alsager

Mary Oz added Sandals four, a new walk from Sandbach to Alsager

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Mary Oz surveyed Sandals three

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Sandbach—Alsager

Mary Oz added Sandals three, a new walk from Sandbach to Alsager

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I walked through the Quarry and towards the Chimney House hotel which added a bit but wasn't unpleasant...

David Fowler

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The footpath has been diverted right, in front of the building. It crosses a farm track and continues until you find a stile on the right....

CongoSue

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Once in the village, follow the sign to Crewe golf course, and shortly after that you will be following a route of farm tracks or footpaths through fields....

Penny

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Crewe—Sandbach

Penny added Cresan two, a new walk from Crewe to Sandbach

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A safe and direct route using the canal that links the two towns. The canal runs alongside the main road for a large part of the way, so you are never too far away from traffic noise, but nevertheless this is a pleasant easy walk. The towpath is mostly grass and soil, so could get muddy in winter....

Penny

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Sandbach

Chris Pennington surveyed Sandbach

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Crewe—Sandbach

Slow Ways added Cresan one, a new walk from Crewe to Sandbach

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Middlewich—Sandbach

Slow Ways added Midsan one, a new walk from Middlewich to Sandbach

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Sandbach—Congleton

Slow Ways added Sancon one, a new walk from Sandbach to Congleton

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Sandbach—Alsager

Slow Ways added Sandals one, a new walk from Sandbach to Alsager

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Sandbach—Alsager

Slow Ways added Sandals two, a new walk from Sandbach to Alsager

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Sandbach—Holmes Chapel

Slow Ways added Sanhol one, a new walk from Sandbach to Holmes Chapel

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Sandbach, Sun 21 July

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Sandbach’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ7577860873

Lat / Lon

53.14446° / -2.36358°

Easting / Northing

375,778E / 360,873N

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Facilities

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