Shorter routes

These are the main routes taken by the 'short' group.  The list can be downloaded here.  There will be variations dependent on the weather and mood of the participants.  Thanks to Rob for documenting these.

S1 Lilford Park
Estate to Chaddock Lane, East Lancs cycle path to Higher Green lane,Over canal bridge to Service Road Roundabout and right towards East Lancs, Join canal towards Leigh, Marsland Green bridge to Manchester Road, right on footpath to Hadbut Lane, Gin Pit woods to Cooling Lane, Busway to Lilford access path, Left towards Lilford Park main entrance, Circular route round the Lilford Woods and exit towards Busway, Left and return via Guided Busway to City Road, Past Boundary Stone pub and right at mini roundabout, Cross East Lancs. at crossing and through estate to Leigh Road and Marina.

S2A Worsley Woods (A)
Ellenbrook Road to south side East Lancs Cycle path, Right onto path towards Old Hall/Marriott Hotel, Marriott Car Park, Old Hall, Cross Walkden Road at refuge then right on pedestrian path to Aviary Road, Left towards St Marks School, Enter Woods via path, Left round top path in Woods to Beesley Bridge and right towards Motorway bridge, White cottage in woods, Left and then right towards Bridgewater School, Cross Worsley Road and follow path to Dukes Drive car park Monton. Return via canal bank towards Worsley and the Marina.

S2B Worsley Woods (B)

Ellenbrook Road to south side East Lancs Cycle path, Right onto path towards Old Hall/Marriott Hotel, Marriott Car Park, Old Hall, Cross Walkden Road at refuge then right on pedestrian path to Aviary Road, Left towards St Marks School, Enter Woods via path, Left round top path in Woods to Beesley Bridge and right towards Motorway bridge, White cottage in woods, Left and then right towards Bridgewater School, Cross Worsley Road and follow path to Dukes Drive car park Monton. Canal bank towards Patricroft, St Patricks High School, Right onto the PSG, Cleveleys Running Track, Bridgewater Hotel and left onto canal bank to Marina.

S3A Linnyshaw (A)
Canal bank towards Worsley, Hump Back Bridge to Worsley Green, Woodstock Drive to Worsley Woods entrance, White Cottage and under Motorway Bridge, Right to Greenleach Lane, Cross and under Bridge then left up path, Follow Hawthorne Drive into Wardley Woods, left towards East Lancs. Road, Cross East Lancs using traffic pedestrian lights, Wardley Cemetary path to A6, Left using cycle Lane to Linnyshaw Loopline cycle crossing, Blackleach to Ashton Fold, Loopline then Walkden Park, Broadway, Tyldesley loopline, Newearth Road, Ellenbrook Road.

S3B Linnyshaw (B)
Canal bank towards Worsley, Hump Back Bridge to Worsley Green, Woodstock Drive to Worsley Woods entrance, White Cottage and under Motorway Bridge, Right to Greenleach Lane, Cross and under Bridge then left up path, Follow Hawthorne Drive into Wardley Woods, left towards East Lancs. Road, Cross East Lancs using traffic pedestrian lights, Wardley Cemetary path to A6, Left using cycle Lane to Linnyshaw Loopline cycle crossing, Blackleach to Ashton Fold, Loopline then Tynesbank, Right to Hilton Lane cycle crossing, Newearth Loop, Busway, City Road, Boundary Stone and East Lancs.

S4 Beesley
Canal bank to Monton, Golf course path to Chatsworth Road, left to Worsley Station, Loopline north under Motorway overpass then diagonal left path into Worsley Woods, Left at Stepping Stones bridge and under Motorway, Right at first bridge after motorway, At Done gates turn right and follow road under Motorway and up the other side, Right onto track behind The Warke to St Marks school, Follow path back into the Woods, follow top path towards Beesley Green Bridge, Left and follow path out of Woods onto Beesley Green, Left to Lumber Lane, Take entrance to Loopline on Lumber Lane, Left to Newearth Road and return via side of St Marys Church, East Lancs crossings and estate.

S5A Wardley Woods (A)
Ellenbrook Road to cycle path south side of East Lancs, Marriott/Old Hall path to Old Hall Lane, Worsley Road and straight ahead to Crossfield Drive and left, Kempnough Hall to Greenleach Lane, Right on footpath to Beesley Green, Right into Worsley Woods, follow path then Take the path under motorway, Right at first bridge after motorway, At Done gates turn right and follow road under Motorway and up the other side, Right onto track behind The Warke to St Marks school, Follow path back into the Woods, follow top path towards Beesley Green bridge, Left and follow path out of Woods onto Beesley Green, Left to Lumber Lane, Take entrance to Loopline on Lumber Lane, Left to Newearth Road and return via side of St Marys Church, East Lancs crossings and estate.

S5B Wardley Woods (B)
Ellenbrook Road to cycle path south side of East Lancs, Marriott/Old Hall path to Old Hall Lane, Worsley Road and straight ahead to Crossfield Drive and left, Kempnough Hall to Greenleach Lane, Right on footpath to Beesley Green, Right into Worsley Woods, follow path then Take the left path at Stepping Stones Bridge up to Greenleach Lane, cross and under bridge, left to Hawthorne Drive and into Wardley Woods, follow path turning left towards East Lancs.Road, carefully cross slip road and turn left onto East Lancs cycle path, Cross Old Clough Lane traffic lights and before Walkden Road turn left down path onto Loopline (take care due to slope and blind corner to the right under the bridge), Loopline to Newearth Road and return via side of St Marys Church, East Lancs crossings and estate.

S6 Pennington
Guided Busway path to Leigh, Canal bank via Mather Lane, Pennington Flash towards Visitor Centre car park and toilets, exit out of car park towards Atherleigh Way, Turn left back towards canal, Canal Bank to East Lancs Crossover Bridge, onto East Lancs cycle path towards Astley, Cross Higher Green Lane and return via Chaddock Lane and Estate.

S7 Barton Airport Cafe
Canal bank to Worsley, PSG via cycle crossing, Cleavley Athletics track, Brookhouse estate, Cycle path towards Irlam, Barton Airport, Return via Brookhouse estate, St Patricks School, Patricroft, Canal bank to Monton, Worsley and Marina.

S8 Tyldesley
Ellenbrook, East Lancs crossing, Newearth Road, St Marys Church, Guided Busway, Cooling Lane, Right to Squires Lane, Left and follow path past football field, Left to Busway, Cooling Lane, Gin Pit club, Right and follow path and left towards Hadbut Lane, Marsland Green Canal Bridge, East Lancs cycle path,Chaddock Lane or, Canal bank via Boat House to Marina.

S9 Walkden
Ellenbrook, East Lancs Crossing, Newearth Road, St Marys Church, Guided Busway, Newearth Loopline, Tynesbank junction, Walkden Park, Broadway, Tyldesley Loopline, Right into Worsley Woods just before Motorway Bridge, into Woods and left under motorway past White Cottage, Woodstock Drive, Worsley Green, Canal Bank to Marina.

S10 Chill Factore
Canal Bank, Worsley, Monton, Patricroft, Barton Road Bridge, Cross bridge then Right onto Old Barton Road and Barton Embankment using right hand path, At roundabout go right and follow Trafford Way towards MSC, Cross Canal using Trafford Western Gateway Bridge, Liverpool Road traffic lights, Barton Airport Runway 26 Cafe, Return via Brookhouse, PSG, Cleavley Athletic Track, Worsley and Canal Bank.