BathBradford-On-Avon

Batbra two
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Verified by 75.00% of reviewers

Distance

16km/10mi

Ascent

271m

Descent

266m

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Description

This route from Bath to Bradford is NOT Wheelchair / Pushchair friendly, by the majority of the walk being on the Kennet and Avon canal towpath, removing all fields with stiles. Unfortunately, there is one set of 15 steps 1 mi in from Bath. For able bodied individuals the route is fine
See Batbra three for a route that is wheelchair / pushchair friendly

This route from Bath to Bradford is NOT Wheelchair / Pushchair friendly, by the majority of the walk being on the Kennet and Avon canal towpath, removing all fields with stiles. Unfortunately, there is one set of 15 steps 1 mi in from Bath. For able bodied individuals the route is fine
See Batbra three for a route that is wheelchair / pushchair friendly

Status

This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

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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 - 5

Surveys

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Grade 2X based on 1 surveys Sign up or log in to survey this route.
DescriptionNote
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
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 1 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

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

Challenges

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

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

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

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

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

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

The narrowest part of the path is 120.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 20.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 20.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 5.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (1)

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.

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

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.

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

Terrain

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

1.0% of the route is on roads (1)

10.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

5.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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2X March 2022 by Brian
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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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

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Reviews


Brian

10 Mar 2022

This route is not suitable for people in pushchairs/wheelchairs, or mobility scooters, as there is a set of 15 steps 1 mile into the route from Bath.
Hence why only 1 star
The route is perfectly suitable for able bodied walkers.
I have created Batbra three for individuals with mobility issues.


Cata

17 Jul 2021

Very easy. Flat. It was a very hot and dry day but some parts were muddy, so it may be trickier with rain. There is a nice pub with magnificent views (and toilets) in Avoncliff.


Richard Craft

24 Jun 2021

Mainly level, easy route principally on the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath. Surface generally OK but, in places, can be very puddly after rain.


Brian

14 May 2021 (edited 11 Mar 2022)

This route is significantly longer than Batbra one, as it follows the canal, and whilst originally compiled as a route to suit individuals with mobility issues, and wheelchair / pushchair/mobility scooters, this is not applicable, as 1 mi in, there is a set of 15 steps up to Georges Place.
I have compiled / walked / surveyed and reviewed Batbra three which is wheelchair friendly.
Other than that Batbra two is fine.


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