CoventryBedworth

Covbed one
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Distance

11km/7mi

Ascent

64m

Descent

34m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Coventry and Bedworth.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Coventry and Bedworth.

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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 - 2

Surveys

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Grade 3X based on 1 surveys Sign up or log in to survey this route.
DescriptionNote
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 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)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
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)
Present at time of survey Very icy (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
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)
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)
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)
Present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not 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)
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)
Not 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 70.0cm (1)

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: Unclear in places (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.

15.0% 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)

15.0% of the route is muddy (1)

15.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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3X May 2021 by Cpwaite
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Coventry
Grid RefSP3360079200
Lat / Lon 52.40979° / -1.50747°
Easting / Northing433,600E / 279,200N
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Bedworth
Grid RefSP3628186910
Lat / Lon 52.47893° / -1.46723°
Easting / Northing436,281E / 286,910N
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Covbed One's land is

Arable 12.8%
Pasture 2.3%
Urban 84.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Marion Frankland

16 May 2021

A lovely route along the canal, and the change to explore the art and sculpture trail along the way.
Potentially enhanced by starting at the canal basin, although this will add distance to the journey.


Edsimmonds

08 May 2021

Walked 6th May 2021. Dry, cool breeze with intermittent sun. As previously reviewed there is a good tarmac path alongside the canal all the way to Hawkesbury Junction where Oxford Canal and Coventry Canal join. After track changes to gravel but then becomes increasingly rutted although fine for walking. Not so easy for push chair and wheel chair users. There are two bridges (series of shallow steps) to navigate - one in the Stoke Heath area and one at Hawkesbury Junction.

The scenery is varied, a mix of old and new industries, old and new housing developments interspersed with areas of urban vegetation, hedges/trees/rough grassland through the Coventry section of the walk. Some of this was pleasant and interesting but inevitably, given its urban situation, both the canal and canalside were blighted in parts by litter particularly beer cans. However there have been efforts by the Canal and River Trust to give this section an uplift. It is a designated conservation area and there are several areas of access from the local housing estates which are new and well looked after. Several artworks/sculptures have been installed (see uploaded photo). This section was used by quite a few people, walkers, cyclists and scooter users. The only downside was a speeding motorbike which had no right to be on a narrow canal path.

Beyond Hawkesbury Junction the surroundings become more rural. Here the walk feels more like a country footpath ramble, albeit beside a canal.

Overall I think a suitable route for Slow Ways.

  • Marion Frankland

    Marion Frankland

    16 May 2021

    http://covcanalsoc.org.uk/?page_id=53 here's some info on the art/sculpture trail

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Cpwaite

06 May 2021

This route is mainly along the Coventry Canal towpath. I have walked it many times (during the day - I don't think its suitable for night walking), and it gradually gets more beautiful as you reach the outskirts of Coventry. The section beyond Sutton Stop is particularly lovely. Most of the towpath has recently been resurfaced from the centre of Coventry until Sutton Stop. The photo is from the section just before Bedworth that is potentially muddy depending on the weather. I'm going to do a full survey as soon as I can.


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