ChardIlminster

Chailm one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

115m

Descent

51m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Chard and Ilminster.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Chard and Ilminster.

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Status

This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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

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

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Information

Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) Maybe (2)

Problems reported -  Access (1) Safety (1)

Downloads - 4

Surveys

What is this route like?

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Grade 4X based on 2 surveys Sign up or log in to survey this route.
Description Note
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.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 2 surveys.
Full grading description

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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (2)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (2)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (2)
Not present at time of survey Restaurant (2)
Not present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (2)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (2)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (2)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (2)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (2)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (2)
Public phone (0)
Mobile phone coverage (0)
Not present at time of survey Train station (2)
Present at time of survey Bench (2)
Picnic table (0)
Maybe present Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (2)

Challenges

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

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (2)
Not present at time of survey Wading (2)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (2)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (2)
Maybe present Stepping stones (1)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (2)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (2)
Maybe present Very icy (2)
Maybe present Likely to flood (2)
Long grass sections (0)
Crops encroaching on path (0)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (2)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Stiles (0)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (2)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (2)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (2)
Present at time of survey Gates (2)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (2)
Maybe present Locked gates (1)
Maybe present Disables access gates (1)
Cycle barriers (0)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (2)
Cattle grids (0)
Not present at time of survey Fords (2)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (2)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (2)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (2)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (2)
Maybe present Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (2)
Present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (2)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (2)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (2)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (2)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (2)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (2)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (2)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (2)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (2)
No visible path (0)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (2)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (2)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Free of stiles (0)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (2)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (2)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (2)

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 (2)

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)
Present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
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.

10.0% of the route is on roads (2)

5.0% of the route is lit at night (2)

50.0% of the route is paved (2)

20.0% of the route is muddy (2)

20.0% of the route is over rough ground (2)

10.0% of the route is through long grass (2)

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2 surveys

Information from verified surveys.

4X November 2021 by PhilthyOne
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3X August 2023 by Helen Gough
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Geography information system (GIS) data

Total length

Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Chard
Grid Ref ST3223208587
Lat / Lon 50.87278° / -2.96450°
Easting / Northing 332,232E / 108,587N
What3Words honeybees.joined.verifying
Ilminster
Grid Ref ST3613814539
Lat / Lon 50.92675° / -2.91004°
Easting / Northing 336,138E / 114,539N
What3Words extensive.compiled.clearcut

Chailm One's land is

Arable 16.3%
Pasture 56.0%
Urban 27.5%
Water 0.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

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Distance

9km/6mi

Ascent

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Descent

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