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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 flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to safety.

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Start and end points

Grid RefST7524964364
Lat / Lon 51.37778° / -2.35700°
Easting / Northing375,249E / 164,364N
Grid RefST8727270574
Lat / Lon 51.43402° / -2.18448°
Easting / Northing387,272E / 170,574N

Batcor One's land is

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

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



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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