GillinghamSittingbourne

Gilsit one
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Distance

19km/12mi

Ascent

188 m

Descent

208 m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Gillingham and Sittingbourne.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Gillingham and Sittingbourne.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) Maybe (1)

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Downloads - 3

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.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey 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.

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)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
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)
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)
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)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
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)
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

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)
Maybe present Standard pram (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged pram (1)
Maybe present Standard wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Standard mobility scooter (1)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present Standard pram (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged pram (1)
Maybe present Standard wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Standard mobility scooter (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

30.0% of the route is on roads (1)

50.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

40.0% of the route is paved (1)

40.0% of the route is muddy (1)

30.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

20.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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1 surveys

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

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Start and end points

Gillingham
Grid Ref TQ7751068340
Lat / Lon 51.38634° / 0.54972°
Easting / Northing 577,510E / 168,340N
What3Words honest.outfit.jumps
Sittingbourne
Grid Ref TQ9056163870
Lat / Lon 51.34197° / 0.73467°
Easting / Northing 590,561E / 163,870N
What3Words transit.chain.saints

Gilsit One's land is

Arable 28.9%
Intertidal flats 8.3%
Pasture 24.5%
Urban 36.6%
Woods 1.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Jon-stott

07 May 2021

This is a good route that avoids the obvious route that just follows the A2. A couple of notes:

1. Between Oak Lane and Breach Lane (just west of Newington), the route passes through a free-range chicken farm with many gates to keep the chickens safe. The gates can be awkward to use as they involve reaching through a wire mesh.

2. Between Otterham Quay Lane and Oak Lane (just east of Rainham) the route passes through a golf course. The eastern part of the path is not a public right of way. An alternative route is to go south by the large water tank to Canterbury Lane, then east and then north up Oak Lane. There is a safe path off the road just the other side of the trees on Canterbury Lane.


Amymeganbrown

03 May 2021

A great walk to Sittingbourne. The first part is along the River Medway which has some lovely views. A lovely way to spend a morning. The route is not really accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs though.


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