FromeWarminster

Frowar one
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Distance

13km/8mi

Ascent

109m

Descent

165m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Frome and Warminster.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Frome and Warminster.

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This route has been reviewed by 2 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to access.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to safety.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 2

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  No (1) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1) Safety (1)

Downloads - 6

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)
Not 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)
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)
Not 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)
Present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
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)
Not 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)
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)
Present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
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)
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)
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 15.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 15.0% (1)

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

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.

Maybe present Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Maybe present 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.

Maybe present Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Maybe present 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.

9.0% of the route is on roads (1)

27.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

53.0% of the route is paved (1)

5.0% of the route is muddy (1)

2.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

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

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3X April 2022 by Brian
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

Total length

Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Frome
Grid RefST7764948039
Lat / Lon 51.23109° / -2.32149°
Easting / Northing377,649E / 148,039N
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Warminster
Grid RefST8775245293
Lat / Lon 51.20671° / -2.17670°
Easting / Northing387,752E / 145,293N
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Frowar One's land is

Arable 22.2%
Pasture 43.1%
Urban 34.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Brian

07 Apr 2022 (edited 08 Apr 2022)

For logistical reasons, I walked / surveyed this route from Warminster, and whilst I concur with the previous review, because I undertook in April there was no maize, but the field was being prepared for this years crop. I have only given a 2 star rating, because personally I think one section is DANGEROUS, and will not recommend. The pavement section down the A3098 is fine, but at Rodden Road, the pavement disappears, and you are required to walk down a BUSY two lane road ( Styles Hill ), with no pavement and past a blind bend. ( see photo )
I was not prepared to do this, and undertook an alternative along Rodden Rd, down path into Hillside Drive,across New Rd, down Ellworthy Close, and River Walk rejoining the original route there. I will upload this as Frowar two.
I was also slightly uncomfortable crossing the two lane VERY BUSY A361, which does has good visibility, but one should not dawdle going across here ( see photo )
An alternative to this, is from Rodden Church : walk up the tarmac road, joining the A3098 which crosses over the A361, and has pavement all the way down Styles Hill.
I recorded the route on GPS at 8.38 mi.


Gareth Hiscock

06 Oct 2021

The route was theoretically good based on the maps however in practice there were some difficulties. Heading from Frome the paths were in good order with signage, good gates etc until Corsley Mill. Thereafter there were some diversions, poorly maintained gates and an impassable densely sown field of maize. This I managed to skirt around and will of course I due time be cut. I do get the impression that the landowner is not a lover of footpaths. Only practical to follow the route with benefit of GPS.


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Descent

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