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Levken three
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By Mary Oz on 22 Oct 2021


Distance

11km/7mi

Ascent

173m

Descent

137m

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Description

This alternative route uses a picturesque deer park and part of the Lancaster Canal Trail along a disused and de-watered, but beautiful, section. Consequently it is mostly level

This alternative route uses a picturesque deer park and part of the Lancaster Canal Trail along a disused and de-watered, but beautiful, section. Consequently it is mostly level

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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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.

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)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Maybe present Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Maybe present 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)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Maybe present 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)
Not 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 33.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 23.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 19.0% (1)

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

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Very 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.

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.

13.0% of the route is on roads (1)

15.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

18.0% of the route is paved (1)

7.0% of the route is muddy (1)

4.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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3X October 2021 by Mary Oz
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Levens
Grid Ref SD4843385628
Lat / Lon 54.26371° / -2.79319°
Easting / Northing 348,433E / 485,628N
What3Words acquaint.adjusted.townhouse
Kendal
Grid Ref SD5162592942
Lat / Lon 54.32975° / -2.74537°
Easting / Northing 351,625E / 492,942N
What3Words songs.strut.wide

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review


Mary Oz

22 Oct 2021 Autumn

After walking up quiet village roads, an obvious footpath leads across two fields to a farm bridge over the A590. This may be a bit muddy and there is evidence of cows. A pavement along the A6 and over the River Kent leads to the entrance to the pleasant footpath through Levens Hall Deer Park, then a quiet road crosses the A590 again. Here the Lancaster Canal Trail is joined which leads all the way into Kendal.
The canal is derelict and de-watered here, but there are lots of interesting remains, in good condition, such as bridges over grassy fields, and a splendid skew aqueduct at Sedgwick. (A short diversion south from the A590 bridge would take you to Hincaster Tunnel and Horsepath, both Scheduled Monuments. The Lancaster Canal Trust is hoping to restore all of the derelict section from Tewitfield to Kendal. See their website for further information.)
The route is well waymarked, straightforward, well used, interesting, and beautiful. The last section through suburban Kendal (less beautiful but still interesting) passes the sports centre, the castle, and some industrial areas. Originally, the canal ended with a basin surrounded by warehouses which are still present, bounded by suitably named roads – Canal Head North and Canal Head South.


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