HeckingtonBoston

Hecbos two
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By Hugh Hudson on 18 May 2023


Distance

23km/14mi

Ascent

48m

Descent

55m

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Description

This is essentially the same route as HECBOS 1, but it is drawn more accurately and uses slightly different routes through Heckington and Boston. The most important change is that this version sticks to the south side of the South Forty Foot Drain as much as possible, and that the route onto the bridge over the A17 north of Heckington is drawn accurately, which adds a couple of hundred meters to the distance. I have also made minor changes to the routes through Boston and Heckington.

It would have been nice to avoid the two mile section on the verge of the A17 west of Swineshead, but I couldn't see a way of achieving this without making the route much longer, and the route along the south side of the South Forty Foot drain is enjoyable

This is essentially the same route as HECBOS 1, but it is drawn more accurately and uses slightly different routes through Heckington and Boston. The most important change is that this version sticks to the south side of the South Forty Foot Drain as much as possible, and that the route onto the bridge over the A17 north of Heckington is drawn accurately, which adds a couple of hundred meters to the distance. I have also made minor changes to the routes through Boston and Heckington.

It would have been nice to avoid the two mile section on the verge of the A17 west of Swineshead, but I couldn't see a way of achieving this without making the route much longer, and the route along the south side of the South Forty Foot drain is enjoyable

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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.

Maybe present 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)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Not 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)

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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)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
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.

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)
Locked gates (0)
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)
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)
Dangerous road crossings (0)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
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)
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)
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)
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 East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (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.

15.0% of the route is on roads (1)

5.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

30.0% of the route is paved (1)

5.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

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

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3X May 2023 by Hugh Hudson
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Heckington
Grid Ref TF1428043920
Lat / Lon 52.98047° / -0.29933°
Easting / Northing 514,280E / 343,920N
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Boston
Grid Ref TF3278844086
Lat / Lon 52.97770° / -0.02376°
Easting / Northing 532,788E / 344,086N
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Distance

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Ascent

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Descent

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