MarshfieldCorsham

Marcor two
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Distance

12km/8mi

Ascent

285m

Descent

374m

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Description

This alternative takes out
1 ) a very steep muddy section with a brook stepping stone section ( which floods ) with a shorter quiet road section
2 ) a short section along the busy A4 main road, with no pedestrian crossing, replaced with a section through a small housing estate with nearby central refuge

This alternative takes out
1 ) a very steep muddy section with a brook stepping stone section ( which floods ) with a shorter quiet road section
2 ) a short section along the busy A4 main road, with no pedestrian crossing, replaced with a section through a small housing estate with nearby central refuge

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This route has been reviewed by 2 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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Surveys

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Grade 4X based on 1 surveys Sign up or log in to survey this route.
DescriptionNote
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.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
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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)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Not present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Maybe present Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

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

Maybe present 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)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Maybe present Long grass sections (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not 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)
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)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
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)
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 60.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 50.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 50.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 10.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: 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.

Present at time of survey Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (1)
Not present at time of survey 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.

Present at time of survey Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

22.0% of the route is on roads (1)

12.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

42.0% of the route is paved (1)

7.0% of the route is muddy (1)

9.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

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

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1 surveys

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4X February 2022 by Brian
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Marshfield
Grid RefST7804473710
Lat / Lon 51.46193° / -2.31743°
Easting / Northing378,044E / 173,710N
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Corsham
Grid RefST8727270574
Lat / Lon 51.43402° / -2.18448°
Easting / Northing387,272E / 170,574N
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Reviews


Mike Parry

22 Feb 2022

Agree, improvement on published route during winter.


Brian

14 Feb 2022 (edited 15 Feb 2022)

Having undertaken the original survey of Marcor one
Change 1 takes out very steep slippery slopes, with stepping stone ford at bottom ( advisable to take this alternative in winter )
Change 2, takes out short section of Middlewick Lane and section of busy A4, with questionable road crossing, replaced with section through quiet housing estate, adjacent to road central refuge
Photos 1 and 2, show the steep downhill v muddy section down to and across the brook which floods in winter....these are avoided by taking Marcor two instead of Marcor one.


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Descent

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