SandySt Neots

Sanstn three
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Distance

16km/10mi

Ascent

79 m

Descent

91 m

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Description

A replacement for Sanstr one. A long walk, with no real stopping points along the way. Accessibility improved at St Neots end, and 2km of unnecessary road/verge walking removed - where footpath route is not too indirect and safer.

Despite it's length, this is a nice walk. Some gates, steps and narrow sections, uneven terrain, but mostly flat apart from Crane Hill which is steep especially if walked from Sandy to St Neots. Be aware that between Gipsy Corner and Abbotsley Hotel Golf Club, crops obscure the correct footpath and you may need to follow crop markings and correct yourself. Footpath into the same field can be overgrown but is passable

A replacement for Sanstr one. A long walk, with no real stopping points along the way. Accessibility improved at St Neots end, and 2km of unnecessary road/verge walking removed - where footpath route is not too indirect and safer.

Despite it's length, this is a nice walk. Some gates, steps and narrow sections, uneven terrain, but mostly flat apart from Crane Hill which is steep especially if walked from Sandy to St Neots. Be aware that between Gipsy Corner and Abbotsley Hotel Golf Club, crops obscure the correct footpath and you may need to follow crop markings and correct yourself. Footpath into the same field can be overgrown but is passable

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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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.
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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)
Not 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)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
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)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Maybe present Locked gates (1)
Maybe present Disables access gates (1)
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)
Not present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (0)
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)
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)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
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)
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 50.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 25.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 18.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 25.0% (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.

5.0% of the route is on roads (1)

15.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

20.0% of the route is paved (1)

There is no data on muddiness

There is no data on rough ground

10.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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3X July 2021 by Andy_mackay
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Sandy
Grid Ref TL1728749209
Lat / Lon 52.12876° / -0.28800°
Easting / Northing 517,287E / 249,209N
What3Words slips.deeply.classmate
St Neots
Grid Ref TL1813160207
Lat / Lon 52.22742° / -0.27185°
Easting / Northing 518,131E / 260,207N
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Review


Andy_mackay

22 Aug 2021

This is a long Slow Way, with no real stopping points along the main section of the route. From St Neots to Sandy this route is not too strenuous in terms of terrain. There are sections where careful understanding of the map is required (e.g. Hen Brook) and field markings mean that the route may vary throughout the year (field at TL 2056).

This route also is narrow at 1 or 2 points (~40cm) and has several cycle/car barriers. See photographs on review.

Otherwise it is totally passable as part of the network.


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Ascent

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Descent

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