Brent CrossKilburn

Brekil one
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Distance

6km/3mi

Ascent

50m

Descent

63m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Brent Cross and Kilburn.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Brent Cross and Kilburn.

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Status

This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to safety.

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2) No (1)

Problems reported -  Safety (1)

Downloads - 2

Surveys

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Grade 1: Entirely smooth and compacted surfaces.
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.

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)
Present at time of survey 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)
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)
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 130.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 7.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 7.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 1.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unsigned (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.

100.0% of the route is on roads (1)

100.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

There is no data on muddiness

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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1X November 2021 by Strider
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

Total length

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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Kilburn
Grid RefTQ2546483583
Lat / Lon 51.53722° / -0.19237°
Easting / Northing525,464E / 183,583N
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Brekil One's land is

Green urban 1.4%
Urban 98.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Derick Rethans

06 Mar 2022

I agree with the earlier reviewers. Between Kilburn and Finchley Road it's fine, but Hendon Way was dreadful. Brekil 2 is a much nicer alternative.


Mtormey

23 Jan 2022

The other reviewer is spot on with this route. When I walked it from Brent Cross on a Sunday morning, Hendon Way was thankfully a bit quiet, but it’s still a big, loud, and nasty road to walk along. The second half through West Hampstead, in contrast, is extremely pleasant and lovely urban adventuring.


Strider

04 Nov 2021

I walked from Kilburn to Brent Cross.
The first 3km is through well-to-do suburbia with pleasant roads and highstreets with a variety of shops and galleries. Leafy streets and small distracting parks to rest. Lots of interest.
But the second half. The A41 to Brent Cross. A relentless unpleasant noisy Nagini of a road. A fume filled nasty Nidhogg lying across communities. 3km of road with little to commend it. The alternative is the bus or overlong detours through back roads. Take the bus for the second half.


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