BreastonSandiacre

Bresan one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

4km/3mi

Ascent

20m

Descent

19m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Breaston and Sandiacre.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Breaston and Sandiacre.

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This route has been reviewed by 5 people.

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

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

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Verified route

Route status - Live

Reviews - 5

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3) Maybe (2)

Problems reported -  Access (1) Accuracy (1)

Downloads - 2

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.

Public toilet (0)
Wheelchair accessible toilet (0)
Supermarket (0)
Restaurant (0)
Vegan restaurant (0)
Accommodation (0)
Accommodation < £50 (0)
Campsite (0)
Bothy (0)
Free wifi (0)
Public phone (0)
Mobile phone coverage (0)
Train station (0)
Bench (0)
Picnic table (0)
Bus stop (0)
Ferry (0)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Scrambling (0)
Wading (0)
Swimming (0)
Climbing (0)
Stepping stones (0)
Very slippery (0)
Very muddy (0)
Very icy (0)
Likely to flood (0)
Long grass sections (0)
Crops encroaching on path (0)
Diverted path (0)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Stiles (0)
Step and kerbs (0)
Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (0)
Flights of steps (0)
Gates (0)
Kissing gates (0)
Locked gates (0)
Disables access gates (0)
Cycle barriers (0)
Ladders (0)
Cattle grids (0)
Fords (0)
Narrow bridges (0)
Ferry required (0)
Acceptable road walking (0)
Unacceptable road walking (0)
Dangerous road crossings (0)
Walking on paths beside roads (0)
Walking on verges beside roads (0)
Railway crossings (0)
River crossings (0)
Cattle possible (0)
Horses possible (0)
Tidal area (0)
Potential falls (0)
Exposed to elements (0)
Remote area (0)
Mountainous area (0)
Military training area (0)
No visible path (0)
Seasonal nesting birds (0)
Other hazards (0)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Free of stiles (0)
Free of single steps/kerbs (0)
Free of flights of steps (0)
Free of other obstacles (0)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

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Successfully completed

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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)

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

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There is no data on muddiness

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There is no data on long grass

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Start and end points

Breaston
Grid Ref SK4599933535
Lat / Lon 52.89732° / -1.31765°
Easting / Northing 445,999E / 333,535N
What3Words silks.funded.bats
Sandiacre
Grid Ref SK4790236445
Lat / Lon 52.92331° / -1.28894°
Easting / Northing 447,902E / 336,445N
What3Words epic.foam.drank

Bresan One's land is

Pasture 15.6%
Urban 84.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Hugh Hudson

03 May 2023 (edited 04 May 2023) Spring

Walked from Sandiacre to Breaston. This is mostly an easy and enjoyable route, but it is rather let down by lazy GPX plotting. I have submitted BRESAN 2, which is replotted version that clarifies the line in three places where the old course of the Derby canal cannot be followed without deviating from the GPX line. There is one stile (just west of the M1) and a few muddy sections. As others have noted, the steps on the east side of Longmoor Road are closed and protected by locked gates - the new route shows the shortest diversion route onto Waterside Close here.

For a more detailed review with pictures, see BRESAN 2.


Ken

07 Mar 2022 Winter

Great off road urban Slow Way. Yes it can be muddy with gates, steps and stiles but that's what we have to expect of footpaths compared with footways (pavements). I'm impressed by the heritage cottage at Sandiacre Lock and excavating the lock on the Derby Canal, great work by volunteers.


StephenWalker

01 Mar 2022 Winter

I enjoyed this route. I walked it from Breaston in February, after a wet week. The field path leaving Breaston parallel to Longmoor Rd was soft, but by no means impassable. The section on the east of the M1 bridge was very cut up by hooves and cycle wheels. The next section after crossing Bostocks Lane has a gravel surface and keeps you off the roadside. The closed bridge and steps at the Sandiacre end means a detour down Waterside Close, but allows a step free route. The Erewash canal path is surfaced.


Husk

31 Dec 2021 Winter

There are nicer routes via the fields between Risley and Breaston than this pavement route (with a quick jump onto a scrubland path between houses). But this is a more direct and quick route. I prefer walking to Breaston via Derby Road and then Risley Lane, but that does involve going up the hill out of Sandiacre if you're on a bike/in a wheelchair.

  • Husk

    Husk

    31 Dec 2021

    Update: probably should be 4 stars – I was frustrated by the closed path under the bridge. Note that the path parallel to Longmoor Lane in Breaston can be muddy and narrow so you can walk along the road if needed.

  • Husk

    Husk

    31 Dec 2021

    Update: probably should be 4 stars – I was frustrated by the closed path under the bridge. Note that the path parallel to Longmoor Lane in Breaston can be muddy and narrow so you can walk along the road if needed.

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MJCunliffe

13 Oct 2021 Autumn

In Breaston, turning left from Main Street onto Risley Lane, the footpath is very narrow. As you get to ManorLeigh at Risley Lane, you then have to cross the road to the footpath.
The footpath behind Longmoor Lane in Breaston is narrow and unpaved, passing through fields with horses and a wooded area.
The footpath behind Longmoor Road in Long Eaton is gravelled and wide, once being the old canal. However once you reach Longmoor Road, the underpass has been bricked up due to safety issues with the bridge, and you need to continue on towards Sandringham Road, onto Longmoor Lane, then double back and walk down wooden stairs to the path.
Once back on the gravel path, the route is wide and relatively easy access to the canal.
On reaching the canal, the path is macadam and level. At Sandiacre, there is a slight incline over the bridge and a busy road junction to cross: however, there are traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.

This is not suitable for those with physical impediments, requiring the use of a wheelchair, or having difficulty with steps.


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