Bradford-On-AvonTrowbridge

Bratro one
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Distance

7km/4mi

Ascent

44m

Descent

52m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Bradford-On-Avon and Trowbridge.

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This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 4

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (4)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 7

Surveys

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Grade 2X based on 1 surveys Sign up or log in to survey this route.
DescriptionNote
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
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)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
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)
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)
Not 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 90.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 16.0% (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: Very 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)
Present at time of survey 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)
Present at time of survey 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.

There is no data on how much of this route is on roads

28.0% 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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2X November 2021 by Brian
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Bradford-On-Avon
Grid RefST8255360871
Lat / Lon 51.34665° / -2.25189°
Easting / Northing382,553E / 160,871N
What3Wordspermanent.surfacing.adjusting
Trowbridge
Grid RefST8566357920
Lat / Lon 51.32020° / -2.20711°
Easting / Northing385,663E / 157,920N
What3Wordsbatches.cabbage.backtrack

Bratro One's land is

Arable 17.4%
Green urban 0.2%
Pasture 4.0%
Urban 53.2%
Woods 25.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Brian

08 Nov 2021

This route is 4.20 mi long, and is a suitable route for mobility scooter, and pushchair users., as it is 100 % paved, with no stiles or gates.
It can be reduced by a further 0.40 mi, by walking down Brick Lane, and then Seymour Rd in Trowbridge.


Iang299

26 Sep 2021

Pleasant walk through Trowbridge town on footpaths then tarmac footpath along rail line before joining canal towpath for most of the walk. Navigationally there are 2 slight errors with the map- 1. You can’t walk across Trowbridge station car park and join the path. Look for narrow entrance on the right as you enter car park. 2. At BOA lock you can’t keep to the canal but have to join the road. There is little point then I rejoining the towpath and dog legging back to the road so keep to road into BOA.


Richard Craft

22 Jun 2021

An interesting, level and mixed route, a combination of pavement walking, canal towpath and shared footpath/cycle route with an excellent surface. It's basically an attractive country walk with urban landscape either end. The entire canal section is part of the Outer Wheel of the Bradford on Avon Walking Wheel: https://walkbradfordonavon.org/boa-walking-wheel; photo 4 shows the green waymarker of the Outer Wheel.
It's more or less level. There's one potential obstruction, shown in photo 3, on the eastern edge of Bradford on Avon - there's room for a single buggy or pushchair & probably a standard wheelchair, but maybe not a large mobility scooter.


Carol Craft

22 Jun 2021

A good level walk half of which is in countryside on the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath.
Just one potential obstruction where a large wheelchair might struggle and a double buggy won't get through.
The surface is mainly good, a bit puddly on the towpath when wet.


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