BathCorsham

Batcor two
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Distance

18km/11mi

Ascent

493m

Descent

563m

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Description

This route largely follows Batcor one, with two changes
1) In Corsham , the path between ST 85704 68966 and ST 85666 68934 the route is incorrect on the OS map, the Wiltshire Definitive map is correct. The route goes to 'Shepherds' at ST 85734 68916 and up a set of steps
2) Batcor one goes across Kingsdown Golf Course, which is open access land, so in theory one can walk anywhere, however in reality if you do so, you run the risk of being hit by a golf ball. Batcor two goes around the perimeter of the course on a created 'Woodland Walk', this adds 0.30 mi to Batcor one
Overall the route is 11.00 mi, with 493 metres of ascent

This route largely follows Batcor one, with two changes
1) In Corsham , the path between ST 85704 68966 and ST 85666 68934 the route is incorrect on the OS map, the Wiltshire Definitive map is correct. The route goes to 'Shepherds' at ST 85734 68916 and up a set of steps
2) Batcor one goes across Kingsdown Golf Course, which is open access land, so in theory one can walk anywhere, however in reality if you do so, you run the risk of being hit by a golf ball. Batcor two goes around the perimeter of the course on a created 'Woodland Walk', this adds 0.30 mi to Batcor one
Overall the route is 11.00 mi, with 493 metres of ascent

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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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)
Maybe present Bench (1)
Maybe present 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)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Maybe present Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not 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)
Not 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

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

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Reviews


Dan

24 May 2022

Great route, it was really easy to follow on my watch, with lots of beautiful woodland and footpaths the whole way.

Only small part where I struggled and had to do a bit of searching was just south-west of Corsham. The path went through someone's private drive, I would recommend going down Greenhill and the across via Sheppards which is the way I took in the end (see screenshot).


Brian

14 Apr 2022

This route takes out the two issues in Batcor one
1 ) Small issue in Corsham where the path is incorrect on the OS map between ST85704 68966 and ST 85666 68934
2 ) Kingsdown Golf Course, rather than going across a very active course, running the risk of being hit by a golf ball, this goes around the perimeter on a created 'Woodland Walk'
Other than these two changes the reviews on Batcor one are relevant.
En route there are 10 stiles, 8 kissing gates, and 1 field gate.

  • panifex

    Panifex

    24 Apr 2022

    I just wanted to point out that, even though Kingsdown Golf course is indeed marked as open access land, golf courses are "Excepted Land" - so they remain private even though marked as open access (see https://www.gov.uk/right-of-way-open-access-land/use-your-right-to-roam). This means you still have to stick to the footpaths and cannot just wander anywhere without trespassing. The woodland walk seems like a good solution, and I am planning to walk this route soon to check it out!

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Ascent

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Descent

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