BathBradford-On-Avon

Batbra one
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Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

278m

Descent

273m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Bath and Bradford-On-Avon.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Bath and Bradford-On-Avon.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 4

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (4)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 21

Surveys

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Grade 3X based on 2 surveys Sign up or log in to survey this route.
DescriptionNote
Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 2 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (2)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (2)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (2)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (2)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (2)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (2)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (2)
Maybe present Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (2)
Not present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (2)
Not present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (2)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (2)
Not present at time of survey Wading (2)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (2)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (2)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (2)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (2)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (2)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (2)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (2)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (2)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (2)
Present at time of survey Gates (2)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (2)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (2)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (2)
Not present at time of survey Fords (2)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (2)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (2)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (2)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (2)
Present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (2)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (2)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (2)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (2)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (2)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (2)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (2)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (2)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (2)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (2)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (2)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (2)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (2)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (2)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (2)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (2)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 60.0cm (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 40.0% (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 40.0% (2)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 5.0% (2)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Very clear (2)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Not present at time of survey Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard pram (2)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (2)
Not present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (2)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (2)
Not present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (2)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged mobility scooter (2)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Not present at time of survey Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard pram (2)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (2)
Not present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (2)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (2)
Not present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (2)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged mobility scooter (2)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

9.5% of the route is on roads (2)

19.0% of the route is lit at night (2)

28.5% of the route is paved (2)

17.5% of the route is muddy (2)

12.5% of the route is over rough ground (2)

There is no data on long grass

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2 surveys

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3X May 2021 by Jon Allman
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3X March 2022 by Brian
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Bath
Grid RefST7524964364
Lat / Lon 51.37778° / -2.35700°
Easting / Northing375,249E / 164,364N
What3Wordsstale.hike.taking
Bradford-On-Avon
Grid RefST8255360871
Lat / Lon 51.34665° / -2.25189°
Easting / Northing382,553E / 160,871N
What3Wordspermanent.surfacing.adjusting

Batbra One's land is

Arable 29.8%
Other agricultural land 10.1%
Pasture 30.1%
Urban 24.9%
Woods 5.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Brian

21 Mar 2022

Totally concur with previous reviews. I recorded the route at 6.10 mi, with an ascent of 328 metres
The route has two serious ascents, and 2 serious descents, interspersed with fields.
There may well be horses, cows and crops.
There are circa 10 stiles, and 20 galv/timber pedestrian or kissing gates. There is the Angelfish Cafe just off the Brassknocker Basin, and also the Hartley Farm Shop and Cafe just off route ( 200 metres ) close to end of middle third.
I have not recorded a public toilet, as one must visit the cafe to use.
The route crosses a couple of roads, with Brassknocker Hill being busy, but the A36 is VERY busy.


Eberlin

18 Jun 2021

This is a very good shortcut walk between Bath and Bradford on Avon which goes over two hills so you'll need some extra energy (particularly the bit between Dundas Aqueduct and Claverton Down if you are going towards Bath)!

It's 6 miles compared to 9+ miles if you follow the equally picturesque Batbra two route that follows the canal.


Jon Allman

10 May 2021

First section of route from Bath to Dundas was great. After Dundas it deteriorated becoming muddy in several places and with a lot of livestock in the fields. My wife is very nervous of cows and bullocks so we had to divert from the route on 3 occasions to avoid fields they were in, eventually giving up and taking an alternative route into Bradford upon Avon.

  • Jon Allman

    Jon Allman

    11 May 2021

    Please note that public toilets and cafe are in canal visitor centre an easy 5 min. walk from Dundas aquaduct.

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HughWilliamson

27 Apr 2021

A very direct, hilly route between these two historic towns. It crosses the dramatic Dundas viaduct and uses little-used footpaths. There are quieter routes into the towns at both ends, avoiding roads - but they both have steep steps. The part of the route nearer Bradford will be very muddy in winter. Perhaps the best thing about this route is that there is an easily navigable - and flat - alternative, the Kennet and Avon Canal, which makes for a wonderful circular walk of c.26km.


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