Portslade-by-SeaPyecombe

Porpye one
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Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

285m

Descent

194m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Portslade-by-Sea and Pyecombe.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Portslade-by-Sea and Pyecombe.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 2

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 5

Surveys

What is this route like?

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DescriptionNote
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 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)
Not present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Not 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)
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)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Maybe present 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.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Maybe present Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not 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)
Not 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)
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)
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?

Not 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)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

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

Narrowest part of path: no data

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.

5.0% of the route is on roads (1)

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

8.0% of the route is paved (1)

20.0% of the route is muddy (1)

25.0% 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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3X November 2021 by Bostal Boy
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Maximum elevation

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Start and end points

Portslade-by-Sea
Grid RefTQ2644405541
Lat / Lon 50.83559° / -0.20570°
Easting / Northing526,444E / 105,541N
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Pyecombe
Grid RefTQ2922312657
Lat / Lon 50.89894° / -0.16374°
Easting / Northing529,223E / 112,657N
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Porpye One's land is

Arable 10.4%
Green urban 14.0%
Pasture 52.1%
Urban 23.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Bostal Boy

15 Nov 2021

From Pyecombe the route follows the South Downs Way to cross over the A23, climbing away from the road at Haresdean Farm. After about 1km, it veers off left to follow another bridle path to Varncombe Hill. It then crosses another couple of quieter roads, to briefly pick up the Monarch's Way past Brighton & Hove Golf Club. The route then turns left to cross Benfield Hill, a footbridge over the A27 then down Benfield Valley to Portslade Station.

This Slow Way is easy to follow, mostly on wide downland tracks. There are some gates, kissing gates and two stiles (one still broken - photo#8). The area is actively farmed, so expect to encounter sheep or cattle in the fields and horses on the tracks. There are no stopping places on the Downs, but there is a friendly cafe at the Benfield Valley FootballGolf Centre at Hangleton near the Portslade end of the walk. The path through Benfield Valley is one of the better routes out of the B&H conurbation up onto the Downs.

The route is better than PYEBRI One but not as good as PYELEW One. I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could.


BecciWest

24 Jun 2021

Nice route, the end nearest to Porslade is accessible but isn't after it crosses the A27. We came across a broken style which was hard to get over but not impossible. A photo of the style and screen shot of where it was is attached. The rest of the route was fine, some slightly challenging hills but we really enjoyed it, not too much road or pavement walking either.


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