Old Oak CommonKilburn

Oldkil one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

5km/3mi

Ascent

25m

Descent

17m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Old Oak Common and Kilburn.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Old Oak Common and Kilburn.

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Status

This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

This route has been flagged (2 times) for reasons relating to access.

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 4

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2) Maybe (2)

Problems reported -  Access (2)

Downloads - 4

Surveys

What is this route like?

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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 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)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present 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)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Present at time of survey 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)
Maybe present 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)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Not 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 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)
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)
Present at time of survey 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.

The narrowest part of the path is 120.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 28.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 28.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 3.0% (1)

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

60.0% of the route is on roads (1)

60.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

3.0% of the route is muddy (1)

1.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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2X February 2022 by Strider
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Old Oak Common
Grid Ref TQ2171282184
Lat / Lon 51.52546° / -0.24693°
Easting / Northing 521,712E / 182,184N
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Kilburn
Grid Ref TQ2546483583
Lat / Lon 51.53722° / -0.19237°
Easting / Northing 525,464E / 183,583N
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Oldkil One's land is

Urban 100.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Strider

06 Feb 2022

I walked from Kilburn to near Old Oak Common. An odd one to review as you cannot access the rail hub yet, and you end up by the canal. It is a good route, however, and you can continue along the canal to various places (Wemkil uses to same path for example) and it passes close by to other stations.
The route starts through residential city streets and joins the canal. Step free but not Steep free, one bridge is 28% . Good paved paths all the way.
A pleasant walk.


Mtormey

04 Jan 2022

I walked this route from Kilburn to Old Oak Common.

This route has two halves: one is from Kilburn to the canal, and then the second is along the canal. Both are lovely.

On the Kilburn half, the route mainly sticks to quiet residential areas, and I just loved the architecture of the buildings. Kilburn really has a lot to explore and discover!

The canal, of course, is lovely. The towpath is paved but not always even, and some of the bridges are steeply ramped. I encountered a few cyclists but all were very respectful.

Just note you can’t access Old Oak Common. Instead, I took the bridge just past Old Oak Common to get on the train at Willesden Junction, which was about 10 minutes away.


Derick Rethans

15 Jul 2021

This is quite a nice walk. Along the Grand Union Canal for about half of it, and the other have are through a residential area. The only hairy part is the now messed up Harrow Road/Ladbroke Grove junction, which was much nicer for pedestrians before the council redid it in spring 2021.

I would probably also walk along Brondesbury Villas instead of Brondesbury Road, but that's just a small nit.


Cristie

02 Jul 2021

For Old Oak Common please begin or end your walk outside the train depot. The Slow Ways network is future proofed and this Slow Ways node will be ready in 2026.


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