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What bright spark thought it would be remotely sensible to force cyclists to perform a tight swerve on a narrow tow-path, inches away from the edge of the canal.

The tarmac finishes here

Sign directs the Bridgewater Way onto the right hand fork - which leads to some steps #88334. It is far more sensible to keep to the newly tarmacked towpath.

surface transition #54455 now fixed, with a tarmac surface under the bridge

Surface transition has been improved since #85012

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)

New surface on Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) now with tarmac surface

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)

New tarmac surface on Bridgewater Way. Not as smooth as it should be but a great improvement of the muddy towpath. #88161

Bridgewater Way information sign

Sign points to Bridgewater Way - no dropped kerbs for cyclists to cross Astmoor Road.

Short link connecting NCN562 with the Bridgewater Way (RCN70)

cycleway descends from Leiria Way down towards the Bridgewater Way (RCN 70)

route sign on link between NCN562 and Bridgewater Way

route sign on the Bridgewater Way

route sign - one direction only

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) information sign

Not very helpful if you want to know where to go.

Information sign on the Bridgewater way (RCN 82)

Cycleways fork here but it is difficult to tell which way to go. The large fingerpost for the Bridgewater Way(RCN 82) points between the two routes - the way is down steps to the left. The small low sticker for the Runcorn Loop is very easy … [more]

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) goes up these steps to merge with the Runcorn Loop Cycleway - and then follows a ramp back down to the canal. It is much more sensible to keep to the tow path.

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Bridgewater Way route sign points only on one direction.

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) approaching Bridge Street Bridge. Sign at the top points down the steep steps - but it is better to continue west on the road and join the tow path at the foot of the ramp in the distance #88328

Route sign only shows one direction on the Bridgewater Way.

Sign points to Runcorn Town Centre - but which way do you turn on the tow path?

Route Sign on the Bridgewater Way - could do with an arrow pointing in the opposite direction as well

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)

information sign on the Bridgewater Way

Wide cycleway goes through a tunnel under Leiria Way

Spiral ramped cycle bridge near the Brindley Arts Centre on the Bridgewater Way

Information sign

Route Sign points over a cycle bridge to reach the Bridgewater Way near tho the Brindley Theatre

Waterloo Bridge at the western end of the Bridgewater Way(RCN 82)

route sign

route sign - but pointing only on one direction

Information sign showing the route from Top Locks at the end of the Bridgewater Way(RCN 82) to the Entrance Lock at the Ship Canal.

information sign

Chicane Barrier and cycle Bridge

route sign

chicane barrier - fairly easy to navigate

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Bridgewater Way information sign

Route Sign

Chicane barrier

Route Sign

Information Sign on the Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)

Cycleway - but where to?

Very muddy surface on this stretch of the Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) Update 2019: this stretch has now been surfaced - see: #110394

Bridgwater Way Cycleway crosses the canal here - contrary to the direction indicated on the sign.

Information sign on the Bridgewater Way

Route Sign on the Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)

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Misleading Routes Sign. - The Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) turns off Marina Lane here to cross the canal in the direction the pedestrians are taking. The red sign behind the pedestrians implies no access - but this is intended for motors.

Route Sign

Misleading route sign - The Bridgewater Way is on thje other side of the canal.

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Misleading Route Sign: Direction to Norton Priory is OK, but to get to Preston Brook you need to follow the path down to the canal towpath.

Misleading sign: The Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) follows the canal, but the sign points along the Runcorn Loop cycleway which crosses the bridge.

Route sign for the Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) is needed at this road junction. The public footpath signs point in the correct directions, but it is not at all obvious that this is this is the way the cycle route goes.

Rather faded sign only shows the route of the Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) in one direction.

Bollards with reflective strips.

Dropped kerb is far from flush

Information sign at Preston Brook

Stat of Bridgewater Way cycle route. Cycling now permitted on the canal towpath.

Preston Brook canal tunnel at the southern end of the Bridgewater Way.

Cycling is now permitted on this stretch of the Bridgewater Canal. The sign on the other side of the bridge #88089 is incorrect.

Sign on Bridgewater Way cycle route incorrectly indicates cycling prohibited at the bridge under the A56 at Preston Brook. The sign on the other side of the bridge #88090 is correct.

Route sign on the Bridgewater Way (RCN 82). Only shows one direction at a three-way junction.

Bridgewater Way information sign at Watersmeeting.

Chicane barriers on the steep, poorly surfaced ramp to the bridge at Watersmeeting on the Bridgewater Way cycle route (RCN82)

Cycling is now permitted on this stretch of the Bridgwater Canal

Bridgewater Way canal towpath route approaching Daresbury Laboratory

Bridgewater Way information sign at Daresbury.

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difficult to spot sticker on round post is supposed to be a route sign indicating cyclists should take the left fork.over a nasty upstand. UPDATE 2019: The upstand has been fixed and the path resurfaced. see: #110399

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