Richmond-upon-ThamesChiswick

Ricchi one
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Distance

7km/4mi

Ascent

23m

Descent

22m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Richmond-upon-Thames and Chiswick.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Richmond-upon-Thames and Chiswick.

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Photos for Ricchi one

Photo by Jane Taylor
Photo by Jane Taylor
Photo by Jane Taylor
Photo by Jane Taylor
Photo by Mrs D

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 2

Average rating -

Verifications -  Verified (2)

Problems reported -  No issues flagged

Surveys - 1

Downloads - 3

Surveys

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DescriptionNote
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)
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)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
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)
Not present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
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)
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 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?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Maybe present Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Maybe present 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 75.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 13.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 7.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (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.

85.0% of the route is on roads (1)

90.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

There is no data on muddiness

3.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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2X May 2021 by Mrs D
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Richmond-upon-Thames
Grid RefTQ1805975193
Lat / Lon 51.46341° / -0.30190°
Easting / Northing518,059E / 175,193N
What3Wordsunless.frozen.mugs
Chiswick
Grid RefTQ2119578766
Lat / Lon 51.49486° / -0.25555°
Easting / Northing521,195E / 178,766N
What3Wordsmarked.spit.crisp

Ricchi One's land is

Green urban 9.5%
Urban 88.3%
Water 2.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Jane Taylor

17 Jul 2021

Richmond to Chiswick crossing the Thames at Chiswick Bridge. This route has a lot to recommend it, however it passes through some parks which close at dusk (e.g. Chiswick House gardens) so it isn't feasible to walk the route after dark. There are also 5 flights of steps and a tree obstructed pavement at Chiswick (pointed out in survey photos) so not wheelchair friendly.

I think this route is good enough to qualify for the network, and I will certainly walk it (or parts of it) again when visiting Chiswick. 3 stars from me.

I reckon there is a need for a step free 'after dark' urban route, so I've made Ricchi Two, an 'all day' and 'no steps' more wheels friendly route.

On the way out of Richmond the route aims to dodge the A316 by weaving in-and-out of side streets and across the railway (stairs), there's also a couple of pleasant cemeteries, which close before sunset. It's a reasonable job, there's no way of completely avoiding 'A' roads in this part of London. Chiswick Bridge gives great views of the river Thames, Mortlake Brewery, the Boat Race finish.
On the Chiswick side of the bridge the route goes down steps to the river and briefly joins the Thames path. At the moment there is a building site in this area, but the path is segregated and it looks like it won't deviate or be built over.
Eventually the route crosses the railway at Chiswick Station (stairs) and heads into Chiswick House gardens (closed at dusk). It is a slight detour but the gardens are a treat, this for me was the highlight of the route. There's a cafe (slightly off route) and lots of benches, it's a lovely place to linger or picnic.
Now an underpass and residential streets to Chiswick High Road. The crossing point is badly drawn, (or being generous, it may have moved since the route was created in 2020, there is a new cycle super highway which has changed the Chiswick High Road layout). There is a safe crossing point nearby. The last section is across Chiswick Common to an excellent meeting point at Turnham Green station.

Photo by Jane Taylor
Photo by Jane Taylor
Photo by Jane Taylor
Photo by Jane Taylor

Mrs D

30 May 2021

This is just to add one photograph omitted from the survey I submitted, of a rather narrow alley around 1/2 km from the Richmond end. The alley is about 75 cm wide.

Photo by Mrs D

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