The Super Slow Way Linear Park Pilot Evaluation Report

The Super Slow Way is a cultural development programme that covers 20 miles of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal corridor stretching from Blackburn to Pendle across East Lancashire. In 2021, following the publication of a feasibility study the programme received funds to pilot the Pennine Lancashire Linear Park, a project aimed at connecting physical improvements across a 23-mile section of the Canal corridor via a programme of environmental, cultural, leisure, educational and economic activities.

This document sets out the results of an evaluation of this pilot activities delivered between November 2021 and September 2022. It draws on a light touch evaluation framework set up to capture the quantitative evidence required to demonstrate key programme outcomes and outputs of the funding received. It includes a summary of these outputs and outcomes, an analysis of the programme’s reach amongst local communities and people who may otherwise have little inclination and/or opportunity to engage; and, an assessment of other programme impacts associated with the local environment.

You can read the full report here