Connect Swillington with Slow Ways

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West Yorkshire

Slow Ways linking Swillington and Castleford, Garforth, Kippax, Leeds, Rothwell (Yorkshire)

England / West Yorkshire / Swillington

Swillington’s five Slow Ways are 45% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 0/5

Help connect Swillington

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Swillington from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Leeswi one Survey me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 74m Descent 99m
Rothwell (Yorkshire)—Swillington
Rotswi one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 73m Descent 94m
Swicas one Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 37m Descent 76m
Swigar one

Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 51m Descent 43m
Swikip one Pioneer me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 71m Descent 65m

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Collective progress

55% of Swillington’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









4 people have contributed to Swillington’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Swillington

24km out of 36km have been walked and reviewed

52km of reviews have been shared in Swillington

Latest Updates

Jill Baggaley took this photo on Leeswi one

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I walked on a fine Sunday, and the path is well used by cyclists, runners and walkers, a well established leisure route, providing for most part a hard surface to walk on, but there are sections of unpaved path which were muddy in places....

Jill Baggaley

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Swigar one

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Having retreated to Aberford Road, I followed the pavement to the Selby Road roundabout and the edge of Garforth, so I was unable to check whether the route south of Selby Road is affected by the housing development. An alleyway takes us off Selby Road, crossing a small recreation ground to Ringway, where we turn right and follow Lidgett Lane into the centre of Garforth....

Hugh Hudson

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Beyond Bullough Lane the path is narrower, and it is necessary to use one of the short muddy paths right to reach Aberford Road via Pottery Lane - the canalside path goes under the road bridge. From here the main road has a good pavement, and we cross the Aire on a parallel footbridge and continue to the edge of the wood on the right, where we cross to the lane half right, then take an obvious path left to reach Swillington, where the meeting point by the church is a short distance right up Aberford Road....

Hugh Hudson

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Ross surveyed Swillington

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Very peaceful along the side of the river and canal with a long, steep set of steps in the middle near Thwaite Mill....


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Good facilities at both ends with street footway or compacted paths along the route....


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Rendering route complete route unsuitable for wheelchairs or non-traditional bicycles....


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Slow Ways added Leeswi one, a new walk from Leeds to Swillington

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Rothwell (Yorkshire)—Swillington

Slow Ways added Rotswi one, a new walk from Rothwell (Yorkshire) to Swillington

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Slow Ways added Swicas one, a new walk from Swillington to Castleford

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Slow Ways added Swigar one, a new walk from Swillington to Garforth

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Slow Ways added Swikip one, a new walk from Swillington to Kippax

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Swillington, Sat 25 May


Light rain

Swillington’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref


Lat / Lon

53.76882° / -1.41739°

Easting / Northing

438,500E / 430,430N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Swillington and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!


Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Swillington's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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