LeylandBamber Bridge

Leybam one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

5km/3mi

Ascent

35m

Descent

42m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Leyland and Bamber Bridge.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Leyland and Bamber Bridge.

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This route has been reviewed by 2 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to accuracy.

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 2

Average rating -

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

Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

Downloads - 2

Surveys

What is this route like?

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Grade 3X based on 2 surveys Sign up or log in to survey this route.
Description Note
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.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 2 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (2)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (2)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (2)
Not present at time of survey Restaurant (2)
Not present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (2)
Accommodation (0)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (2)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (2)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (2)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (2)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (2)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (2)
Not present at time of survey Train station (2)
Not present at time of survey Bench (2)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (2)
Bus stop (0)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (2)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (2)
Not present at time of survey Wading (2)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (2)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (2)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (2)
Very slippery (0)
Very muddy (0)
Maybe present Very icy (2)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (2)
Maybe present Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (2)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (2)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (2)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (2)
Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (0)
Flights of steps (0)
Gates (0)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (2)
Cycle barriers (0)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (2)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (2)
Not present at time of survey Fords (2)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (2)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (2)
Not present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (2)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (2)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (2)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (2)
Walking on verges beside roads (0)
Railway crossings (0)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (2)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (2)
Exposed to elements (0)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (2)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (2)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (2)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (2)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Other hazards (0)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (2)
Maybe present Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Free of flights of steps (0)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (2)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 45.0cm (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 7.0% (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 5.0% (2)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 3.0% (2)

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

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.

81.0% of the route is on roads (2)

76.0% of the route is lit at night (2)

80.0% of the route is paved (2)

4.0% of the route is muddy (2)

1.0% of the route is over rough ground (2)

There is no data on long grass

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2 surveys

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2X June 2021 by Sasumner
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3X March 2022 by Mary Oz
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Leyland
Grid Ref SD5419122274
Lat / Lon 53.69490° / -2.69524°
Easting / Northing 354,191E / 422,274N
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Bamber Bridge
Grid Ref SD5651125819
Lat / Lon 53.72696° / -2.66061°
Easting / Northing 356,511E / 425,819N
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Leybam One's land is

Pasture 22.7%
Urban 77.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Mary Oz

16 Feb 2022 (edited 24 Apr 2022)

This route uses roads for all but the middle 20%, mainly suburban, but also the busy A49 main road. They more or less all have pavements. The access from Bristol Avenue to cross the A5083 to the “rural” section next to the M6, is incorrectly shown on this Slow Way, but is only wrong by a few tens of metres. I’ve included a map with my photos – there is step-free access shown by the purple line, and staircase access just south of opposite the farm lane, marked in yellow.
The “rural” section was very well signposted, but had electric fences restricting the width of the initial footpath. Someone helpful from the farm directed me through the gate instead and said the electric fences are only there in late winter/early spring because of the sheep. There was also an insulated stile to cross. The next part of the path was an unpleasant combination of (cut back) brambles, mud covered with planks, and barbed wire edging. The section right next to the motorway was quite a bit more pleasant, despite the noise!
The A49 was busy, but crossing it wasn’t too bad. The busy crossroads had pedestrian crossing lights. The Bamber Bridge meeting point is at the level crossing.
Another functional walk. It would be difficult to improve on it without making it a lot longer.


Sasumner

09 Jun 2021

Functional not fantastic. This is probably the optimum route between Leyland and Bamber Bridge, although it is mostly on fairly busy and/or residential roads. There is a short off-road section midway, the access to which from Bristol Avenue includes a flight of steps which is in a slightly different location to the gpx route.


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