OlneyBromham (Bedford)

Olnbro one
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Distance

15km/9mi

Ascent

122 m

Descent

118 m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Olney and Bromham (Bedford).

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Olney and Bromham (Bedford).

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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Surveys

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Description Note
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.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Maybe present Public toilet (1)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present 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)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Maybe present 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)
Present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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?

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 70.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

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.

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.

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

2.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

10.0% of the route is paved (1)

50.0% of the route is muddy (1)

20.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Olney
Grid Ref SP8892651330
Lat / Lon 52.15311° / -0.70163°
Easting / Northing 488,926E / 251,330N
What3Words massing.reduction.plots
Bromham (Bedford)
Grid Ref TL0089751312
Lat / Lon 52.15090° / -0.52672°
Easting / Northing 500,897E / 251,312N
What3Words flexibly.newest.ratty

Olnbro One's land is

Arable 47.6%
Pasture 32.6%
Urban 19.4%
Woods 0.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

review


Annie C

02 Nov 2021

We walked from Bromham to Olney on a day with intermittent showers, including one heavy one. We plotted the route on a gps device and knew the general area including many of the pathways. Parts were not well signposted, in particular around Tythe Farm (derelict) and the following section of the railway line. Just after the farm, the path turns left through a metal gate and then along the embankment of the railway - it seems the route is petering out but persevere through (and around) the tree trunks and you'll find steps eventually leading down to the bottom. When you reach the Picts Estate gates blocking the railway line itself (keep right!). We didn't and ended up in a fenced field with cattle, deer and had a close encounter with a lama. Having said that, the paths were mostly easily recognised by the tracks by other walkers and it was a totally enjoyable and easy walk save for the weather. Mostly off road but a couple of busy and noisy sections for about quarter of a mile each. Turvey makes a good stopping point for lunch if you need a break. I've recommended the walk for the network but it would benefit from better signage in a couple of places.


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