SteyningHurstpierpoint

Stehur one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

15km/10mi

Ascent

143m

Descent

117m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Steyning and Hurstpierpoint.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Steyning and Hurstpierpoint.

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This route has been reviewed by 1 person.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to access.

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 1

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  No (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

Downloads - 6

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.
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.

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)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
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)
Maybe present 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)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
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)
Maybe present 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 Remote 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)
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.

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.

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

5.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

15.0% of the route is paved (1)

25.0% of the route is muddy (1)

10.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

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

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4X January 2022 by Bostal Boy
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Steyning
Grid Ref TQ1754811282
Lat / Lon 50.88907° / -0.33013°
Easting / Northing 517,548E / 111,282N
What3Words lyrics.ballparks.devalued
Hurstpierpoint
Grid Ref TQ2801016505
Lat / Lon 50.93379° / -0.17963°
Easting / Northing 528,010E / 116,505N
What3Words bump.overhaul.rave

Stehur One's land is

Arable 27.8%
Pasture 55.9%
Urban 16.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

review


Bostal Boy

15 Jan 2022 Winter

Walked from Hurst to Steyning in the middle of January. The first half of the route to Henfield is across and around fields, plus farm tracks and quiet lanes. There are several kissing gates, some steps, footbridges and a couple of stiles.

From Henfield to Steyning, the route mainly follows the Downslink, a popular cycle and bridle path which uses the route of an old disused railway line. Once at the edge of Steyning, the route uses quiet residential streets to the historic centre of the village.

Henfield (which really ought to be a Slow Ways hub) is a large village with all amenities at the half way point.

There are two changes I would make to this route to improve its rating, one is essential. The bridge across the A23 by Wanbarrow Farm is not a public right of way. I found it blocked by a large steel gate (pictured #5) with no practical way around for walkers. I hopped over the wooden fence topped with barbed wire at the side, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Further on, there is another section which diverts off the Downslink onto a footpath past Wyckham Farm. This goes through a field which is completely waterlogged at this time of year. The diversion is no quicker and doesn't pass anything of particular interest. I have tried it so you don't have to. Stick to the Downslink.

Overall, this is an enjoyable walk, but I have rated it 1* due to the major access issue, otherwise it is a 4* route. It is low-lying through the catchment area of the River Adur so you can expect muddy sections any time of the year, but especially in the winter. I will upload a STEHUR Two to address the two main access issues.

  • Dan_Hurst

    Dan_Hurst

    02 Jun 2023

    @Bostal Boy I haven't walked this whole route but just to note your access issue can be solved more easily (less diversion) by talking the path alongside Cutters Brook before Bullfinch Lane, which goes through an underpass under the A23.

  • Bostal Boy

    Bostal Boy

    03 Jun 2023

    Ok. Thanks Dan. That's good to know. I'll check it out. M

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