BrightonSaltdean

Brisal one
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Distance

9km/6mi

Ascent

209m

Descent

232m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Brighton and Saltdean.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 2

Average rating -

Verifications -  Verified (1) Not verified (1)

Problems reported -  No issues flagged

Surveys - 1

Downloads - 3

Surveys

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DescriptionNote
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade Y: Stile, step and obstacle free.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
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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)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
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)
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.

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

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

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.

80.0% of the route is on roads (1)

50.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

80.0% of the route is paved (1)

5.0% of the route is muddy (1)

5.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

2.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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1 surveys

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2Y October 2021 by Bostal Boy
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Brighton
Grid RefTQ3101304887
Lat / Lon 50.82870° / -0.14108°
Easting / Northing531,013E / 104,887N
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Saltdean
Grid RefTQ3809902054
Lat / Lon 50.80159° / -0.04159°
Easting / Northing538,099E / 102,054N
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Brisal One's land is

Arable 11.1%
Coast 22.6%
Intertidal flats 13.9%
Urban 52.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Bostal Boy — 02 Oct 2021

From Brighton Station, the route heads down Trafalgar Street, the entrance to the BoHo North Laines area. At the end of the street you turn right and in the direction of the Pavilion and then past it to the pier.

The main part of the walk follows the coast, starting with Madeira Drive alongside the track of the Volks Electric Railway to the Marina. There are road and pavement improvements underway by Black Rock Station which is temporarily restricting the width of the pedestrian walkway.

At this point the route ramps up to the cliff top to pass above the Marina complex, then follows the top of the cliffs for about three miles past Rottingdean to Saltdean. The path as far as Rottingdean is alongside the busy South Coast Road passing Roedean School, the Blind Veterans rehabilitation centre and Rottingdean windmill.

From Rottingdean the coast path is unpaved across short chalk grassland. The Saltdean Lido is the endpoint, one of the South Coast's Art Deco treasures, although currently looking a little sad and in need of some TLC to restore it to former glories.

This Slow Way is well-traced and easy to follow. Rottingdean village is worth a detour for sites and refreshments. An alternative undercliff route from the Marina to Rottingdean is possible which would make a good circular there-and-back Slow Way. I'll leave a local expert to upload that one.

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  • Bostal Boy 03 Oct 2021

    Aaaargh a horrible spelling mistake. I meant 'sights and refreshments'...

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      • Eric Forgan 08 Sep 2021

        This Slowway is now impaasible due to HS2 working. The footpath between Southam and Ladbroke is now closed and will remain closed for approximately three years. An alternative KINSOU TWO has been added to Slowways

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  • Bostal Boy 03 Oct 2021

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      • Daisy C 07 Jul 2021

        I have been thinking much the same about this route as the South Circular is very busy and noisy even when other roads are quiet. I have another route in mind that is along residential roads and even goes through a couple of parks, so I'm going to upload it and see what people think.

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Howardandsarahy — 23 Apr 2021

Better to walk along the under cliff was rather than on the cliffs.


  • Howardandsarahy 23 Apr 2021

    The under cliff is more accessible for wheelchair/mobility users if you access by the pier and come out at Rottingdean than the clifftop route is.

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