EdgwareBrent Cross

Edgbre one
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Distance

9km/5mi

Ascent

75m

Descent

86m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Edgware and Brent Cross.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Edgware and Brent Cross.

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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 - 3

Surveys

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Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
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.

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 (0)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Maybe present 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)
Present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
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)
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 (0)

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)
Not 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)
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 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)
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.

The narrowest part of the path is 130.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 12.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 10.0% (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.

60.0% of the route is on roads (1)

90.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% 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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2X July 2021 by Strider
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

Total length

Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Edgware
Grid RefTQ1948491940
Lat / Lon 51.61362° / -0.27571°
Easting / Northing519,484E / 191,940N
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Brent Cross
Grid RefTQ2390787946
Lat / Lon 51.57677° / -0.21328°
Easting / Northing523,907E / 187,946N
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Edgbre One's land is

Urban 100.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


David Sanderson

12 Apr 2022

Generally pretty good walk which I did from Brent Cross to Edgware. Very good use of green spaces. Lots of steps so not accessible for wheelchairs. Might have got 5 stars but for 2 issues. 1 Crossing Silkstream Park, the route takes you away from the main path and takes you around the outskirts of the park, eventually delivering you to a set of steps up to a section of the road away from the pedestrian crossing. Had it followed the main route it would have passed the cafe and then delivered you by ramp to the pedestrian crossing. A more direct, enjoyable, accessible and safer route which I have submitted as Edgbre two. 2 At TQ 2048 9156 it diverts you away from the direction you are walking to cross a patch of grass. A patch of grass which when I walked past it had a sign which warned of dog mess. A frankly preposterous kink in the route which I've eliminated for Edgbre two.


Jane Taylor

10 Feb 2022

Good route, easy to follow, which mixes up residential streets with a number of local parks and high streets.

There are two major road crossings - the M1 and the North Circular - both of which use pedestrian bridges which could do with a lick of paint. There is also a low tunnel under some railway lines. These obstacles aside, the rest of the walk is very pleasant, and links up the different neighbourhoods and stations at this end of the Northern Line in a smart and purposeful way.

I especially enjoyed the new park at Colindale, which has benches with excellent views of the Northern line trains.

The stepped access to the M1 crossing means this route will probably not suit wheelchairs.
When I walked there were gas main works going on near Edgware which meant walking in the road, but apart from that there were no problems on the day.
Many places for refreshments, and picnic spots.


Strider

11 Jul 2021

To/from Edgware and Brent Cross Tube stations, Via Burnt Oak, Colindale, and (close to) Hendon tube stations.
Only about 60% beside quiet roads, the rest in parks and cut-throughs, a surprisingly green and pleasant walk.
Lots of steps and bridges over roads and under rail and into subways make it unsuitable for wheels but very varied for a walker.
There are 4 beautiful parks as the route generally follows the Silk Stream until Hendon, then close to Brent Cross the River Brent is seen.
Shops and cafes are dotted along the way for snacks.


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