BathMelksham

Batmel four
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Distance

27km/17mi

Ascent

341m

Descent

326m

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Description

Batmel four has been compiled as a wheelchair / pushchair / mobility friendly route. It is significantly longer than Batmel three which has stiles etc
The route is largely canal towpath, with Bradford on Avon in the mid section, so has lots of pubs, restaurants, facilities

Batmel four has been compiled as a wheelchair / pushchair / mobility friendly route. It is significantly longer than Batmel three which has stiles etc
The route is largely canal towpath, with Bradford on Avon in the mid section, so has lots of pubs, restaurants, facilities

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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Surveys

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DescriptionNote
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade Y: Stile, step and obstacle free.
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.

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 (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)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
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)
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)
Not 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)
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)
Not 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)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
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 100.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 28.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 28.0% (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)
Present at time of survey Standard pram (1)
Present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (1)
Present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (1)
Present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Standard pram (1)
Present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (1)
Present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (1)
Present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (1)
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)

15.0% 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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2Y 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
Melksham
Grid RefST9045663638
Lat / Lon 51.37172° / -2.13849°
Easting / Northing390,456E / 163,638N
What3Wordsamplified.diverged.digestion

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Review


Brian

13 Mar 2022

This route is significantly longer than Batmel three, which goes across country, with the resulting stiles, fields, crops, livestock, etc.
This route avoids all that.
The route is wheelchair / pushchair / mobility scooter friendly, as the majority of route is canal towpath, with the remainder being pavement out of Bath, and ditto into Melksham. Mid route is the town of Bradford on Avon with multiple facilities. The route was recorded as 17.34 mi by GPS.
Batmel four supersedes Batmel two which is NOT wheelchair friendly.


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