BreastonLong Eaton

Brelon two
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By BunnyRocket on 16 Jun 2021


Distance

4km/2mi

Ascent

13m

Descent

19m

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Description

This is a functional replacement for Brelon_1 that is saved by the walk through West Park in Long Eaton for half of the route. The other half is a safe but boring walk along the A6005.
Photo 1: I walked the Brelon 1 route heading from East to West. This shows the start/end point for all Long Eaton Routes. Pass the two roundabout, cross the road and head west for Breaston.
Photo 2: Walking over the canal bridge, continue until Long Grove and turn left.
Photo 3: You will come to Long Eaton Cemetery. Walk through the cemetery and you will see West Park ahead.
Photo 4: The gate that takes you from the cemetery to West Park.
Photo 5: There are two steps down to the park path. The width of the gate is 80 centimetres.
Photo 6: A view across West Park.
Photo 7: Park path junction - turn right here over a small bridge (Golden Brook).
Photo 8: Path opens onto residential street. Turn left.
Photo 9: Incline walking over the M1.
Photo 10: Walking into Breaston.
Photo 11: Breaston Jubiliee signpost.
Photo 12: Breaston church. The start/end point to all Breaston routes

This is a functional replacement for Brelon_1 that is saved by the walk through West Park in Long Eaton for half of the route. The other half is a safe but boring walk along the A6005.
Photo 1: I walked the Brelon 1 route heading from East to West. This shows the start/end point for all Long Eaton Routes. Pass the two roundabout, cross the road and head west for Breaston.
Photo 2: Walking over the canal bridge, continue until Long Grove and turn left.
Photo 3: You will come to Long Eaton Cemetery. Walk through the cemetery and you will see West Park ahead.
Photo 4: The gate that takes you from the cemetery to West Park.
Photo 5: There are two steps down to the park path. The width of the gate is 80 centimetres.
Photo 6: A view across West Park.
Photo 7: Park path junction - turn right here over a small bridge (Golden Brook).
Photo 8: Path opens onto residential street. Turn left.
Photo 9: Incline walking over the M1.
Photo 10: Walking into Breaston.
Photo 11: Breaston Jubiliee signpost.
Photo 12: Breaston church. The start/end point to all Breaston routes

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Reviews - 6

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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.

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)
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)
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)
Not 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)
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 Remote 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)
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 80.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 8.8% (1)

The steepest camber: no data

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.

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

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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.

80.0% of the route is on roads (1)

80.0% 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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1X August 2021 by BunnyRocket
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Breaston
Grid Ref SK4599933535
Lat / Lon 52.89732° / -1.31765°
Easting / Northing 445,999E / 333,535N
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Long Eaton
Grid Ref SK4912633813
Lat / Lon 52.89954° / -1.27113°
Easting / Northing 449,126E / 333,813N
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reviews


Chris Chapman

10 Nov 2023 Autumn

I live locally and have walked this many times. Aside from the West Park section it’s not the most interesting route — it’s quick, short and direct — but there are a couple of things you can do.

I advise walking out of Breaston on the more pleasant north side of Wilsthorpe Road, where the pavement is separated from the road for most of its distance by a grass verge (and, in spring, daffodils). However, you'll want to be on the south side of the road before the motorway; the road becomes wider and difficult to cross once the bridge is reached, and there’s no safe crossing at the island either. I usually cross the road just before the petrol station; there’s no zebra crossing, but traffic is usually fairly light.

Depending on where in Long Eaton you want to end up, it might be preferable to continue through West Park and cross the footbridge at the east end exit rather than going through the gate to the cemetery. This will bring you out on Broad Street near the library, where you can take the main road or back streets to wherever you want to be; it cuts out the busy section of Derby Road.

In my view, though, the preferable alternative to this route is to follow Bresan Two as far as Sandiacre Lock, then instead of heading north up the canal, head south, picking up Sanlon One back to Long Eaton. This route, following one disused and one active canal, is too indirect for a Slow Way, being half as long again. But for anyone not in a hurry, it’s a much more pleasant walk, worth an extra star, with the only traffic encountered being an awkward unaided crossing of Bostocks Lane, an easier crossing of Longmoor Road, and — same as this route — the final approach along Derby Road to Long Eaton Green.

  • Lynn Jackson

    Lynn Jackson

    10 Nov 2023

    Thanks Chris I agree, not everyone needs direct but boring! I’ll add a route following your suggestion.

  • Lynn Jackson

    Lynn Jackson

    10 Nov 2023

    And here's Brelon 3!
    https://beta.slowways.org/Route/Brelon/10796

  • Chris Chapman

    Chris Chapman

    02 Dec 2023

    Thank you Lynn! I'll try to walk and review this soon (it's been a hectic few weeks).

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Hugh Hudson

08 Aug 2022 Summer

Will keep this short as there are four reviews already. Walked from Long Eaton to Breaston. Easy to follow, fully surfaced throughout and fully accessible. Just rather boring, with a lot of road walking.


StephenWalker

01 Mar 2022 Winter

I walked from Long Eaton. This is a functional route. At least the roadside walking at the Breaston end has a good pavement.


Ken

29 Sep 2021 Autumn

Agree with other reviews West Park is the best bit. Accident on M1 was causing tailbacks as I walked over the bridge, nice to be out walking. A filling station, no fuel like so many Sept 2021 but a shop if supplies are essential before Breaston. There really is no alternative to the road walking here but the Derby canal from Sandiacre Lock would offer a route for a longer walk away from traffic.


Lynn Jackson

31 Aug 2021 Summer

This is a functional replacement for Brelon_1 that is saved by the walk through West Park in Long Eaton. The road surface is smooth but there is an incline walking for the M1 motorway.


MJCunliffe

27 Jul 2021 Summer

The route takes you along the main road between Breaston and Long Eaton, across the M1. There are plenty of paths and cycle routes along this section. After the motorway, it deviates from the most direct route which continues along Derby road, to go through West Park, providing a scenic alternative, before returning to the main road via Long Eaton Cemetery and the appropriately named Lime Street.
It isn't the most direct route, but it does provide an escape from walking along the main road. There are no obstacles to access and the route is fairly level.


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