6m mile circular route starting from Shevington crossing Mill Brook into Elnup Wood, From here the route makes its way via Standish Park to cross Mill Brook and M6 motorway onto Shevington Vale. Having made its way around the vale the route heads back to start over Gathurst Golf course.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Head East along Vicarage Lane past sports ground and allotments.
Leave track East (left) following curving Northern boundary of woodland.
(1) Turn East (left) entering wood to take footbridge over Mill Brook.
Carefully cross Wigan Lower Road to briefly head North (left).
Take track East (right) off Wigan Lower Road.
Continue East on track past small war memorial.
(2) On reaching Pit Pond turn SE (right) to follow path along edge of woodland.
Turn NE (left) to follow Eastern boundary of Standish Park.
(3) Take path NW (left) past site of Standish Hall, now farm. Good views West to Billinge Hill and Beacon Park.
(4) Turn SW (left) on path opposite site of Catholic hermitage.
(5) Cross over Mill Brook to turn North (right) up incline onto Parkbrook Lane.
Turn North (right) briefly onto Shevington Lane.
Take path NW (left) off Shevington Lane crossing over motorway bridge onto northern edge of wood.
Take path NE across field towards communications tower.
(6) Follow field boundary South (sharp left)
Take path SW (right) via horse paddock and along southern side of houses.
(7) Pass through gate to take path down slope and follow it as it it curves South (left).
Turn SE (left) briefly along Miles Lane.
(8) Leave Miles Lane South (right) taking path South around field boundary.
(9) Turn East (left) along Broadriding Lane.
Leave lane taking path SE (right) carefully across Shevington Golf Course.
Cross footbridge to continue East on path through houses onto Vicarage Lane and back to start. (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 54m - Start
1 : km 0.9 - alt. 34m - Footbridge
2 : km 1.63 - alt. 58m - Pit Pond
3 : km 2.45 - alt. 84m - Standish Hall
4 : km 3.61 - alt. 95m - Hermitage
5 : km 4.29 - alt. 77m - Elnup Wood
6 : km 6.07 - alt. 89m - Aerial
7 : km 6.8 - alt. 57m - Newgate
8 : km 7.58 - alt. 44m - Forrest
9 : km 7.92 - alt. 51m - Broadridgw
D/A : km 9.03 - alt. 54m - The End
Parking near start WN6 8HN
Bus 640 to start
Refreshments at waypoint 12
Route in other formats at www.graemelinford.com/walks/shevington_standish.html
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