BorrowashBreaston

Borbre one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

5km/3mi

Ascent

12m

Descent

26m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Borrowash and Breaston.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Borrowash and Breaston.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Verified route

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 8

Surveys

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Description Note
Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
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.

Maybe present Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Not present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Accommodation (0)
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)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Maybe present 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)
Not present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not 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)
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)
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)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote 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)
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?

Not 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 50.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

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.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

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.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

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

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

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

30.0% of the route is paved (1)

15.0% of the route is muddy (1)

1.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

5.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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1 surveys

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3X February 2023 by Hugh Hudson
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Borrowash
Grid Ref SK4169934542
Lat / Lon 52.90672° / -1.38144°
Easting / Northing 441,699E / 334,542N
What3Words certainly.stencil.beads
Breaston
Grid Ref SK4599933535
Lat / Lon 52.89732° / -1.31765°
Easting / Northing 445,999E / 333,535N
What3Words silks.funded.bats

Borbre One's land is

Arable 58.8%
Pasture 15.6%
Urban 25.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Husk

21 Jan 2023 Winter

Simple, largely off road jaunt between Breaston and Borrowash. The field section immediately after you pass under Derby Road at the half way point can get very overgrown in the summer and very muddy in the winter. I suffered quite a few nettle stings in shorts this summer, so long trousers overcomes this simple issue. And it is just slow going through short muddy sections in the corn field and cow field sections. Not impassable.
This can become accessible for wheelchair users with minor adjustments so I'll post a better accessible route when I get the chance – but you can work it out easily from the map.

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    Husk

    21 Jan 2023

    Sorry, this should read: the field section up until and before you pass under Derby Road.

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Hugh Hudson

08 Aug 2022 Summer

Third of my four part route from Beeston to Derby, walked from Breaston to Borrowash. Mostly quite pleasant, but not wheelchair friendly thanks to unsurfaced paths, stiles, plank bridges and a very narrow footpath between walls on the edge of Breaston.

Much of the route is along the line of the Derby canal, little of which survives though there are plans to restore it. As far as Derby Road this is a well surfaced cycle track, but after the cycle track joins the road the path quality deteriorates, with steps leading under the road and a field path of variable quality with a number of stiles. The route into Borrowash is a mixture of quiet roads and shortcut paths.

No major problems, and quite a good quick route.


Ken

29 Sep 2021 Autumn

Bit of a mix this one. Narrow surfaced path between houses exits Breaston, then a bit of field walking. The line of the Derby canal offers some easy walking along a surfaced cycle route. Evidence of work to restore and improve the canal with a visitor centre being created and water in the canal bed. Bit tricky at the main Derby road, leave the cycle track and pass under the bridge. Back on field paths stiles but no sign of cattle, mostly horses. The footpath continues along the line of the canal which has vanished here.


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