MelkshamDevizes

Meldev three
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By Brian on 06 May 2021


Distance

12km/7mi

Ascent

104m

Descent

14m

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Description

I have slightly amended the Meldev two route, to take out a section of field public footpaths with stiles, and replaced it with additional canal towpath

I have slightly amended the Meldev two route, to take out a section of field public footpaths with stiles, and replaced it with additional canal towpath

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 1

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 3

Surveys

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Description Note
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.
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)
Restaurant (0)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Accommodation (0)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (2)
Present at time of survey Campsite (2)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (2)
Maybe present Free wifi (2)
Public phone (0)
Mobile phone coverage (0)
Not present at time of survey Train station (2)
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)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Very muddy (0)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Long grass sections (0)
Maybe present Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (2)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (2)
Step and kerbs (0)
Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (0)
Flights of steps (0)
Present at time of survey Gates (2)
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)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (2)
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)
Present at time of survey Narrow bridges (2)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (2)
Acceptable road walking (0)
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)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (2)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (2)
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)
Present at time of survey No visible path (2)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (2)
Maybe present Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (2)
Free of single steps/kerbs (0)
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 95.0cm (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 30.0% (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 30.0% (2)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 5.0% (2)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (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.

Present at time of survey Small Pug-sized dog (1)
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)
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.

0.5% of the route is on roads (2)

12.5% of the route is lit at night (2)

42.5% of the route is paved (2)

19.0% of the route is muddy (2)

6.0% of the route is over rough ground (2)

4.0% of the route is through long grass (2)

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2 surveys

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4X May 2021 by Brian
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3X March 2022 by Brian
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Start and end points

Melksham
Grid Ref ST9045663638
Lat / Lon 51.37172° / -2.13849°
Easting / Northing 390,456E / 163,638N
What3Words amplified.diverged.digestion
Devizes
Grid Ref SU0040261483
Lat / Lon 51.35242° / -1.99561°
Easting / Northing 400,402E / 161,483N
What3Words barbarian.stop.likely

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Brian

11 May 2021 Spring

A slight amendment to Meldev two removing a couple of fields with stiles, replaced with more canal towpath.


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