CoventryBrinklow

Covbri two
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By njohns on 01 May 2021


Distance

15km/9mi

Ascent

116m

Descent

101m

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Description

Route from Brinklow to Coventry starts across field paths, then diverts through Coombe country park where refreshments and toilets are available. Route into Coventry follows river path, pocket parks and finishes through historical FarGO and the cathedral to reach the bus station

Route from Brinklow to Coventry starts across field paths, then diverts through Coombe country park where refreshments and toilets are available. Route into Coventry follows river path, pocket parks and finishes through historical FarGO and the cathedral to reach the bus station

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

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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.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
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)
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)
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)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Maybe present Locked gates (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Maybe present Cattle possible (1)
Maybe present 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 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)
Maybe present 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)
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.

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

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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.

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

30.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

40.0% of the route is paved (1)

10.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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Start and end points

Coventry
Grid Ref SP3360079200
Lat / Lon 52.40979° / -1.50747°
Easting / Northing 433,600E / 279,200N
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Brinklow
Grid Ref SP4351679411
Lat / Lon 52.41099° / -1.36168°
Easting / Northing 443,516E / 279,411N
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reviews


Steve Litchfield

31 Oct 2022 Autumn

Completed this walk today which I started from Brinklow. In hindsight, I would do the walk in the other direction to save the nice bit for the end. The walk to Coombe was enjoyable, then less so from Coombe to Coventry - mainly due to the large amount of roadside walking which makes up approx. 40% of the route.

The route leaves the pretty village of Brinklow across fields towards Grange Farm. From the farm, just before Peter Hall, you cross a long strip of grass in the field (photo 6) which is apparently an operational private runway. Got to say it doesn't look very used, but it is maintained, so might be worth looking for planes coming in to land when you cross it.

From Peter Hall it's a bit of walking on the road before you get to the track to Hillfields & Walsgrave Farms. It got a bit boggy on this track, especially between the farms (photo 7), as we had had a bit of rain recently. The route then takes you into Coombe Abbey woods where I was lucky to view a muntjac, and then through the gardens and arboretum which was lovely at this time of year.

After crossing the country park and exiting via the anglers entrance, the walk is then alongside the busy Brinklow Road. Eventually the route reaches the Sowe Valley & Stoke Floods Green which is a welcome break from the road walking, but it's not long before you're back next to the traffic for the remainder of the journey into the City.

It's a relatively easy route, with a fair few gates and one stile in the Brinklow half, and a couple of flights of steps getting into Stoke Floods. You also travel past an old drinking fountain on the Binley Rd (photo 14) which is of some historic interest.


Marion Frankland

02 May 2022 Spring

A pleasant walk out of Coventry, with a detour to follow the River Sowe for a while, before moving through Coombe Abbey Park and picking up the Coventry Way to Binklow. It even crosses an airstrip!

At the time of writing the paths were visible, although a little overgrown in a couple of fields. There is extensive work going on along Binley Road to install a cycle way, but there is still room for pedestrians.

Toilets and refreshments available in Coventry, at Coombe and in Brinklow.


Laura

14 May 2021 Spring

Good clear walking. Urban area along wide pavement and cycle paths. Rural mainly off-road field and woodland footpaths. Only possible issue to be aware of would be the section after passing under A46 (west to east) before entering Coombe Abbey grounds, hedge possibly impinging onto the footpath could narrow the path and there is quite fast traffic (we walked in spring).


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