BusheyEdgware

Busedg one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

9km/6mi

Ascent

128m

Descent

93m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Bushey and Edgware.

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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Description Note
Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present 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)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
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)
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)
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 75.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 17.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 17.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 7.0% (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.

Maybe present Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Present at time of survey Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

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.

Maybe present Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Present at time of survey Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

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)

85.0% of the route is paved (1)

15.0% of the route is muddy (1)

10.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Bushey
Grid Ref TQ1302495274
Lat / Lon 51.64492° / -0.36790°
Easting / Northing 513,024E / 195,274N
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Edgware
Grid Ref TQ1948491940
Lat / Lon 51.61362° / -0.27571°
Easting / Northing 519,484E / 191,940N
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Busedg One's land is

Green urban 5.2%
Pasture 1.8%
Urban 86.1%
Woods 6.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


David Sanderson

12 Apr 2022

I must declare an interest here, I was the Slow Ways volunteer who plotted this route, so at least I can be certain of what the intention was where errors were made. I started the route from Edgware. Having only visited virtually, it was good to actually get my feet on the ground. My OS app was having trouble locating me precisely and as a consequence I had problems identifying the side road to take me away from Station Road. The walk into Canons Park was my favourite section of the walk. From the mandarin ducks on the duckpond to the massive tree lined streets it was a really pleasant walk. The walk across the park itself was really smooth. The brief section of suburbia past Stanmore Tube Station was seamless too. I thought I'd put together a 5 star Slow Way. But then I entered Stanmore Country Park and I was able to follow "a" way across to the exit, but the plotting hadn't left me in no doubt that I was following the right route. The Slow Ways guide which says a route should be offroad undermines the guide which says it should be easy to follow! I get the impression that the ground of at least part of the route across the Country Park is always saturated. Definitely one for boots! I left the park to the south of where it is marked to leave. Finding the A4140 was straightforward but it isn't a particularly nice section of walking from there to Bushey Heath, which has some nice stops and shops. To get to the meeting place in Bushey, the route uses a series of footpaths and a park to get away from the traffic. You get a great view north across Hertfordshire too! But in summary, this route scrapes a pass. Its greatest fault is lack of ease of use which I will correct in Busedg two.

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    David Sanderson

    12 Apr 2022

    A couple of things to add:
    1 I did identify the right side road on my second go but I'm not sure whether Station Road needs to be got away from, it's busy yes, but does have some very interesting shop and places to eat.
    2 "The Slow Ways guide which says a route should be offroad undermines the guide which says it should be easy to follow!" I should point out that it it shouldn't do, but does on this occasion

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Strider

04 Jul 2021

A trail of two halves.
Between Edgware and Bushy stations there is Stanmore Hill, which ever way you go the first half is uphill and the second half downhill, steep (17% in places).
Shops, parks, toilets, and woods are scattered along the way as well as the beginning and end.
Stanmore County Park is lovely but can be very very muddy and slippery, I've suggested an alternative route below if you want to avoid it.
There are good views, nice old architecture, woods and Bentley Museum, King George open space has sports facilities, outdoor gym, playground and a cafe.
A good walk that will test your legs.


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