CheshuntWaltham Abbey

Chewal one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

4km/3mi

Ascent

7m

Descent

11m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 5

Surveys

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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.
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.

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)
Not 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)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Not 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)
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)
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)
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 70.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 10.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 6.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 2.0% (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.

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.

45.0% of the route is on roads (1)

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

98.0% 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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1 surveys

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1X June 2022 by Strider
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Cheshunt
Grid Ref TL3589002220
Lat / Lon 51.70228° / -0.03491°
Easting / Northing 535,890E / 202,220N
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Waltham Abbey
Grid Ref TL3836700558
Lat / Lon 51.68674° / 0.00025°
Easting / Northing 538,367E / 200,558N
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Chewal One's land is

Arable 5.6%
Other agricultural land 50.8%
Urban 40.9%
Woods 2.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Tim Ryan

07 Aug 2023 Summer

A quite delightful route through the wetlands. Plenty of birdlife on this mostly quiet walk using wide shared paths through Waltham Marsh and Hall Marsh to Chesham Junction. The walk then follows the paved road to Chesham.


Derick Rethans

04 Dec 2022 Autumn

I walked this from Cheshunt to Waltham Abbey on a chilly December early afternoon. It had rained a little in the past week, but this made little difference to the walk.

It starts at Cheshunt's shopping area, from where it goes along residential streets towards the station. Just beyond the station, most of the route is through Lee Valley park land with grass, trees, rivers, and canals. It is all very pleasant, and not just for an A-to-B walk. Near Waltham Abbey, there is a short section along a busy road, before ending up at the Abbey grounds and finishing on the meridian line.

Easy, lovely (90%), and short.


Strider

30 Jun 2022 Summer

I walked from Waltham Abbey to Cheshunt.
From the pleasant shopping area (pubs cafes) around the corner through a small gate into the Abbey grounds. Short grass and tarmac paths to the Abbey itself, very pretty. There is then a short part along a busy road past Gunpowder Mills to the Lee Valley Park and Waltham Marshes. Good paths through nature reserves and artworks, grasslands and woods. Very nice. You arrive on the outskirts of Cheshunt alongside a railway crossing next to the station. I did not wait for the gates to open but marched over the footbridge. Then a short monotonous road to Cheshunt Town center with shops and cafes.
This was a lovely short walk in beautiful surroundings. Paths good enough for wheels all the way, gate 70cm wide (picture) and a possible wait at the rail crossing.


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