SouthwickBrighton

Soubri one
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Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

72m

Descent

42m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Southwick and Brighton.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Southwick and Brighton.

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This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 4

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (4)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 2

Surveys

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DescriptionNote
Grade 1: Entirely smooth and compacted surfaces.
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.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey 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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
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)
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)
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.

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.

25.0% of the route is on roads (1)

100.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

There is no data on muddiness

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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1X August 2021 by Bostal Boy
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Southwick
Grid RefTQ2417005319
Lat / Lon 50.83409° / -0.23805°
Easting / Northing524,170E / 105,319N
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Brighton
Grid RefTQ3101304887
Lat / Lon 50.82870° / -0.14108°
Easting / Northing531,013E / 104,887N
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Soubri One's land is

Coast 8.3%
Urban 91.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Tom Candy

29 Mar 2022

Nice scenic route. Some industrial vehicles to watch out for, but footway on the majority of the route.


Bostal Boy

29 Aug 2021

Walked from Southwick to Brighton on a Sunday afternoon in August, following straight on from SHOSOU One. I enjoyed this walk which is easy to follow and accurately marked on the map. I'd definitely say its better to do it West to East.
From Southwick Green, the route heads to the coast across the locks into Shoreham Harbour. The paths here have been built to be accessible to all and we saw them being used by a somebody driving a mobility scooter. The true meaning of Slow Ways became even more apparent to us, as we waited for boats to enter the lock before the gates were closed and the path reopened.
From the lock the path runs along the top of the beach for about one km, then moves to follow a pavement beside the road serving the Shoreham Port industrial area. As it was Sunday, traffic was very light, but it is probably busier with lorries and vans during the week. You could walk along the top of the beach, but it is shingly and you may disturb the naturists.
Once past the end of the harbour, the route changes to seaside promenade for about two or three miles to Brighton Pier. This gets busier as you get closer to Brighton, the final section shared with cyclists. From just before the Pier the path heads up East Street then goes through the Pavilion Gardens, then along Gloucester Place to Trafalgar Street and up to the Railway Station.
The route is paved all the way. The only obstacles are kerbs which are quite high in places in the industrial area. It is also flat all the way until the final climb up Trafalgar Street to the station.


BecciWest

20 May 2021

Walked this route from Southwick to Brighton. The first part through the industrial area is actually fairly interesting, especially crossing the locks and there is a pavement/footpath the whole way and therefore fully accessible. One part diverts a bit from the front, something to watch out for and i have attached a screen shot - this i think avoids the shingle as we never came accross any. From Hove you follow the prom and then into Brighton Centre via the pavilion area which is better than the busy shopping streets. Plenty of toilets and cafes on route.


Nicomancer

17 May 2021

This route begins in central Brighton with a sweeping prommenade. It's very well maintained with plenty of places to stop for ice cream or food, as well as lots of public toilets. There's lots of life here with many dog walkers, some people on roller blades, other walkers etc. There is a segregated cycle lane that also looks well maintained.

As the route exits Brighton, it takes a route south of the canal which is an industrial area. This section is less accessible if you want the sea view. The road and pavement are sunk behind a ridge and whilst there are ample locations to hop over onto the beach, it requires a small effort. Later on (in a Westward direction) the ridge turns into a wall, the picture attached shows this stretch of the walk. Personally, I really liked this half of the route. It's more effort because of the loose stones but super tranquil with incredible views. Feels like some forgotten edgeland.

At the end of the canal, there's a pedestrian lock that will get you back onto the mainland, a short walk away from Southwick.


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