DevizesMarket Lavington

Devimar two
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By Brian on 18 Nov 2021


Distance

9km/6mi

Ascent

171m

Descent

206m

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Description

This alternative to Devimar one, cuts out a very short, steep, and slippery footpath going down through Grubbe's Wood.
The replacement follows two bridlepaths, and rejoins Devimar one at SU009583. To mitigate the increase in distance, minor adjustments to the route have been made near Market Lavington. Devimar two is plotted at 5.65 mi

This alternative to Devimar one, cuts out a very short, steep, and slippery footpath going down through Grubbe's Wood.
The replacement follows two bridlepaths, and rejoins Devimar one at SU009583. To mitigate the increase in distance, minor adjustments to the route have been made near Market Lavington. Devimar two is plotted at 5.65 mi

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 6

Surveys

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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 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)
Not 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)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
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)
Maybe present Long grass sections (1)
Maybe present Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

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)
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)
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)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not 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 60.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 35.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 25.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 5.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (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.

Present at time of survey Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Not 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.

Present at time of survey Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Not 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.

14.0% of the route is on roads (1)

16.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

60.0% of the route is paved (1)

20.0% of the route is muddy (1)

5.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

5.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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1 surveys

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3X January 2022 by Brian
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Start and end points

Devizes
Grid Ref SU0040261483
Lat / Lon 51.35242° / -1.99561°
Easting / Northing 400,402E / 161,483N
What3Words barbarian.stop.likely
Market Lavington
Grid Ref SU0158954218
Lat / Lon 51.28709° / -1.97859°
Easting / Northing 401,589E / 154,218N
What3Words slouched.sector.jolly

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reviews


Catharine Sharples

04 Jun 2023 Spring

I walked in the other direction having caught the bus to Market Lavington and then back to Devizes. The footpath off Parsonage Lane is hard to find. I think the views are slightly better in this direction, the hills being a mixture of tress and fields rather then mainly trees. I walked my suggested diversion to avoid fields with inquisitive bullocks by going via Crookwood Farm, a lovey thatched farm house with a duck pond. This is along a grassy track, a wider gravel track and a fairly quiet road. I intended to use the shorter steeper scramble which this route avoids but was thwarted by cows in the field so walked up the zigzag.

A very pleasant walk.


Catharine Sharples

26 May 2023 Spring

A very pleasant route through the outskirts of Devizes, past a nature reserve and up to enjoy extensive views before dropping down to cross lower meadowland, then climbing up again and weaving a way through lesser known parts of Easterton and Market Lavington.

Most of the route is along footpaths, tracks and quiet country lanes, well sign-posted and easy to follow. The hills are not steep. If walking from Market Lavington to Devizes, the start of the path to Easterton is well hidden.

The early section of the meadowland is poorly signposted, paths are nowhere to be seen and the ways through hedges are not easy to find or sometimes to negotiate. There were overly inquisitive bullocks in the first field when I walked in late May. All this section can be avoided by using quiet roads and tracks via Crookwood Farm, though I have not walked this stretch.

I would thoroughly recommend this route. The tricky section mentioned is the only reason that I have given it four, not five stars.


Brian

18 Jan 2022 Winter

This route is a safer option to Devimar one, avoiding the steep slope at Grubbe's Wood ( SU009 585 ). Overall it is no longer than Devimar one, recorded by GPS at 5.62 mi.
There are sections which are very heavily horse/foot trafficked which in winter makes them very muddy and slippery. There are approx 8 stiles, 1 timber bridge, 1 set of 20 steps, and a couple of kissing/pedestrian gates. At time of walk there was no livestock, or cereal crops present.


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