Brent CrossFinchley Central

Brefin one
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Distance

4km/3mi

Ascent

54m

Descent

16m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Brent Cross and Finchley Central.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Brent Cross and Finchley Central.

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 100.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 21.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 20.0% (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.

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.

50.0% of the route is on roads (1)

90.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

10.0% 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 August 2021 by Strider
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Brent Cross
Grid RefTQ2390787946
Lat / Lon 51.57677° / -0.21328°
Easting / Northing523,907E / 187,946N
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Finchley Central
Grid RefTQ2528590691
Lat / Lon 51.60114° / -0.19242°
Easting / Northing525,285E / 190,691N
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Brefin One's land is

Urban 100.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Derick Rethans

06 Mar 2022

A varied walk with urban pavements and some parts. It follows the Capital Ring in some places, and the Dollis Valley Walk (well worth doing all of that!). The section along Mutton Brook and the River Brent were the nicest parts.

I had some issues near Stephen's House and Gardens as the normal entrance was closed (for repairs), but one further to the East worked as well. If the gardens are closed, then you can avoid it by using Regent's Park Road, although that isn't as nice as it has heavier traffic.


Strider

10 Aug 2021

About 50/50 residential road walking and lovely parklands.
The roads are typical NW London suburban roads but with some suprises.
One Park is Stephen's House and Gardens which is closed in the evening/night and for random events but is beautiful and has a café. If closed carry on along the A598 Finchley Rd to bypass it.
The second 'park' follows the Capital Ring (signposted) for a way along beside busy roads then along the Dollis Valley Greenwalk and through Brent Park to a busy crossing close to Brent Cross Tube.
An enjoyable walk, surprise statues, farms and waterways make this feel quite rural in places.


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