BathCorsham

Batcor one
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Distance

17km/10mi

Ascent

277m

Descent

348m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Bath and Corsham.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Bath and Corsham.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to safety.

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Safety (1)

Downloads - 7

Surveys

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DescriptionNote
Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
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.
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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)
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)
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)
Not present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
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)
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)
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)
Present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Maybe present Cattle possible (1)
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)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not 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 40.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 50.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 45.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 10.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (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)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Not present at time of survey 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.

22.0% of the route is on roads (1)

23.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

62.0% of the route is paved (1)

5.0% of the route is muddy (1)

5.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

2.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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4X April 2022 by Brian
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

Total length

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
Corsham
Grid RefST8727270574
Lat / Lon 51.43402° / -2.18448°
Easting / Northing387,272E / 170,574N
What3Wordsamending.trembles.betrayal

Batcor One's land is

Arable 21.4%
Pasture 35.0%
Urban 40.5%
Woods 3.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Brian

14 Apr 2022

I share the two previous reviews, and the Panifex review has two valid issues. For logistical reasons I undertook the route from Corsham to Bath, and encountered the two problems highlighted
1 ) FP in Corsham is INCORRECT on the OS map, the Wilts Definitive Map, shows the path in the correct place on the ground. From ST 85704 68967 to ST 85666 68934 is impossible to take, follow path on ground coming out in 'Shepherds', then turn right up set of steps ( ST 85734 68916 ) rejoining the route at ST 85666 68934
2 ) Kingsdown Golf Course : This is all OPEN ACCESS LAND, and can legally be wandered over at will, however you run the risk of being hit by golf balls coming in all directions, or at least abuse from golfers
An alternative is to take the 'Woodland Walk' created by the golf club which skirts the perimeter, adding 0.30 mi to the walk
From ST 81600 67787 to ST81156 67206
Both these issues are addressed in my uploaded route Batcor two
Other then that there are STEEP sections either way walked, and no doubt these will be slippery after rain
I recorded the route by GPS at 10.70 mi, and the ascent as 1617' or 493 m, significantly higher than the website
There are 10 stiles, 8 kissing gates, and 1 field gate.


Adamufa

24 Jan 2022

An enjoyable walk which i did on a cold January evening using a headtorch! A few muddy sections which can be expected at this time of year. Using the OS app meant that navigating our way across the golf course at Kingsdown was easy. Shops in Box and Corsham for supplies if needed.

Looking forward to walking this route again in the summer.


Panifex

03 Sep 2021

Overall, this is a great route from Bath to Corsham, fairly direct but and places to stop for a refreshment break along the way. Navigation is generally straightforward.

I did have a few minor issues and a couple of slightly more significant ones.

The minor issues:
1) The route through Stanley Gardens in Bath could do with adding a bit more detail - it's not difficult to find the way down to the canal, but if you had never been there before it could be a bit confusing. It would be worth adding a bit more help!
2) The route through Thorn woods, just after Box heading to Hazelbury Manor seems to take the steepest possible route for no obvious reason (and it really is steep - I had to rest half way up). It would be worth investigating the path around the edge of the woods, to see if this would be preferable.

The more significant issues:
1) Kingsdown Golf Club seems to be criss-crossed with rights of way, but none of them are obvious on the ground, and the one chosen for this route goes right down the middle of the fairway. Really really not ideal. I improvised by walking under trees where I could, but I still had to cross the fairway. There are no obvious "permissive" routes provided by the club either. Obviously, the best answer would be for the golf club to provide a sensible route through. But in the meantime, some more work needs to be done to work out a safe way across the course - maybe the path I've highlighted in the attached photo would be better - perhaps the next walker could try it out. The alternative would be to walk all the way around Lower Kingsdown Road and avoid the golf course altogether.

2) On the approach to Corsham the route takes a path down the back lane of some houses, and through a small woodland. Unfortunately, the path chosen by the slow way does not exist on the ground, and you end up popping out of the woods somewhere else. it's not a major issue in the end, but the route could do with being updated to reflect reality. (ST 85573 68866)

Overall though, even with these problems, it was a great walk. It could definitely be verified with a few tweaks, but I think for now I have to vote "Maybe".


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