Bradford-On-AvonTrowbridge

Bratro two
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Distance

6km/4mi

Ascent

111m

Descent

100m

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Description

This is a slightly shorter, more direct route than Bratro1 and is more of a summer route as it passes through fields, woods and alongside the River Avon which can flood in winter.
The first part from BoA follows the BoA Walking Wheel, https://walkbradfordonavon.org/boa-walking-wheel, initially the orange waymarkers of the Inner Circuit, then blue waymarkers of Spoke 3 eventually joining the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath where you continue the exact same route as BraTro1

This is a slightly shorter, more direct route than Bratro1 and is more of a summer route as it passes through fields, woods and alongside the River Avon which can flood in winter.
The first part from BoA follows the BoA Walking Wheel, https://walkbradfordonavon.org/boa-walking-wheel, initially the orange waymarkers of the Inner Circuit, then blue waymarkers of Spoke 3 eventually joining the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath where you continue the exact same route as BraTro1

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Reviews - 4

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (4)

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Surveys

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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.
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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)
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)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Present at time of survey 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)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 75.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 34.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 20.0% (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)
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)
Maybe present 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.

2.0% of the route is on roads (1)

30.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

78.0% 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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3X December 2021 by Brian
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Bradford-On-Avon
Grid RefST8255360871
Lat / Lon 51.34665° / -2.25189°
Easting / Northing382,553E / 160,871N
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Trowbridge
Grid RefST8566357920
Lat / Lon 51.32020° / -2.20711°
Easting / Northing385,663E / 157,920N
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Reviews


Brian

20 Dec 2021

The route is as detailed in previous reviews. I recorded the distance by GPS as 3.85 mi. The section through Widbrook Wood is heavily foot trafficked and is muddy in winter.There is a shorter alternative, reducing the route by 0.4 mi, after crossing canal bridge 168 instead of turning right, continue straight on to Canal Rd, adjacent Lidl store, and turning right down Seymour Road. If walkers would prefer to avoid climbing the 48 steps up St Margarets Steps in BOA, you can continue along Bridge St, to just past the railway line, then bear right uphill meeting the route back at ST 83210 60439.


Jeremy Wire

29 Oct 2021

The walk along the water ways are nice (river and canal) but once you come off the canal after the railway bridge, it starts getting 'grim' as you approach the derelict site by the railway. Not the nicest introduction to Trowbridge. When they redevelop the site it'll be better.


Carol Craft

22 Jun 2021

This is a shorter route than BraTro1 but is more of a summer route as the ground across the fields and through woods can become very wet and muddy. There is also a gentle slope near the start as you leave Bradford on Avon, then another one about 500 metres after this, followed by steps up to the canal further on.
It would be unsuitable for wheelchairs because of the steps.
Having said this it is a good walking alternative, adding more variety to the country section.


Richard Craft

22 Jun 2021

A great summer alternative to Bratro1 but not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies through the fields and woods as there is a tricky set of sets to climb.


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