KilburnHampstead Heath

Kilham two
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Description

This route is nearly the same as Kilham one, but avoids some problems:

- The original route in Swiss Cottage goes through a wall and private parking places, but going further down College Crescent and passing the footpath squeezing past the tube station you avoid that. I don't like walking through walls.
- It avoids the Abbey Estate, with a fence that can be locked, and I also found not a particularly safe route later in the day with low light. Instead it goes along Belsize Road. I did consider doing that all the way from South Hampstead, but the Alexandra and Ainsley estate is too iconic to miss

This route is nearly the same as Kilham one, but avoids some problems:

- The original route in Swiss Cottage goes through a wall and private parking places, but going further down College Crescent and passing the footpath squeezing past the tube station you avoid that. I don't like walking through walls.
- It avoids the Abbey Estate, with a fence that can be locked, and I also found not a particularly safe route later in the day with low light. Instead it goes along Belsize Road. I did consider doing that all the way from South Hampstead, but the Alexandra and Ainsley estate is too iconic to miss

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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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.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present 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)
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 (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Maybe present Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not 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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Maybe present Free of flights of steps (1)
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

We don't have clear data on the waymarking (2)

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.

90.0% of the route is on roads (2)

80.0% of the route is lit at night (2)

95.0% of the route is paved (2)

5.0% of the route is muddy (2)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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2 surveys

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2X February 2022 by Derick Rethans
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2X February 2022 by Derick Rethans
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Kilburn
Grid RefTQ2546483583
Lat / Lon 51.53722° / -0.19237°
Easting / Northing525,464E / 183,583N
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Hampstead Heath
Grid RefTQ2724085629
Lat / Lon 51.55521° / -0.16604°
Easting / Northing527,240E / 185,629N
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Review


Derick Rethans

10 Feb 2022

This is Kilham One, with the route fixed in places were it was impassible in Swiss Cottage, and with a alternative near Kilburn due to IMO a not-too-safe section.
I walked this from Hampstead to Kilburn, and it is pretty much what you'd expect from the slightly upmarket area of Hampstead and Belsize - wide and quiet walking along roads and shops. It is busy at Swiss Cottage, and navigating to cross Finchley Road can be tricky. You can cheat and use the Swiss Cottage tube though, which can save some time. The Alexandra and Ainsworth estate is such an iconic building and makes this urban section interesting. The Abbey Estate should be avoided during the evenings, and walking along Belsize Road is advisable.


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