KidlingtonBrill

Kidbri one
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Distance

23km/14mi

Ascent

93m

Descent

215m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Kidlington and Brill.

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
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.

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)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
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)
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)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Maybe present Long grass sections (1)
Maybe present Crops encroaching on path (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
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)
Present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Maybe present 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)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
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?

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)
Maybe present 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 80.0cm (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

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.

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

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

15.0% of the route is paved (1)

70.0% of the route is muddy (1)

10.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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4X May 2022 by Martin McGovern
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Kidlington
Grid RefSP4900014060
Lat / Lon 51.82303° / -1.29044°
Easting / Northing449,000E / 214,060N
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Brill
Grid RefSP6544213788
Lat / Lon 51.81890° / -1.05196°
Easting / Northing465,442E / 213,788N
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Kidbri One's land is

Arable 40.6%
Marshes 8.4%
Pasture 32.2%
Urban 18.3%
Woods 0.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Review


Martin McGovern

12 May 2022

This route requires you to ford the Cherwell at Islip. Coming from Kidlington, there are a number of useful signs which point out that the river is at least 0.5m deep, and you are recommended only to try it in summer. From my experience, it was about 0.6m deep (above my knees), after a pretty dry period in April/May. Furthermore, the river bed has both pondweed, which can be slippery, and fist-sized rocks that make keeping one's footing difficult.

There are no such signs if approaching from Brill.

I haven't flagged this route for safety, but please heed the warning above, and don't try this route in winter, or when the Cherwell is running high. And bring flip-flops or something else to save your boots. Kidbri Two avoids the fording problem.

One other point: I explored another route, which goes under the A34 where it crosses the Cherwell. On paper, this avoids the ford, and shortens the road section of Kidbri Two. However, if the Cherwell is troublesome enough to not be fordable, it's probably going to cover the path under the A34, making that dangerous.

Having got the route explanations out of the way, nearly all of this route is the same as Kidbri Two, so I've simply repeated the body of the text from that.

The route is remarkably direct, with most of it on paths. I got the feeling that parts of it (for example, near Honeyburge) aren't very well trodden, which is a plus for me - though a consequence of that is you might want to bring some secateurs as the underpass by the M40 was a little overgrown.
A major point of interest is the RSPB nature reserve at Otmoor (https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/otmoor-reserve/) roughly at the half-way point. And while sheep are a common sight, a lot less common is a field of exclusively black sheep, which I saw on the outskirts of Noke.

One obstacle - the ditch near Sermin's Copse doesn't have a bridge - it isn't very wide but the bushes along it are quite dense, which makes crossing it by jumping a little challenging. Again, some secateurs would help you and subsequent walkers, by keeping the jumping off and landing points free of trailing brambles.


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Descent

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