SteyningPortslade-by-Sea

Stepor one
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Distance

13km/8mi

Ascent

233m

Descent

233m

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

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

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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Downloads - 4

Surveys

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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)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Present at time of survey 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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
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)
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.

15.0% 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)

10.0% of the route is muddy (1)

30.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

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

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1 surveys

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3X September 2021 by Bostal Boy
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Steyning
Grid RefTQ1754811282
Lat / Lon 50.88907° / -0.33013°
Easting / Northing517,548E / 111,282N
What3Wordslyrics.ballparks.devalued
Portslade-by-Sea
Grid RefTQ2644405541
Lat / Lon 50.83559° / -0.20570°
Easting / Northing526,444E / 105,541N
What3Wordsecho.pouch.caller

Stepor One's land is

Arable 8.0%
Pasture 61.4%
Urban 30.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Viccivicci

20 Sep 2021

A variation from Holmbush centre to Steyning means you can walk to Steyning and get the bus back. Handy for the monthly market or just to meet friends for lunch!.


Bostal Boy

03 Sep 2021

I walked from Portslade to Steyning which saves the best to last. This really is a walk of two halves. The section from Portslade as far as the Southwick Tunnel starts off through residential streets, then picks up a long straight footpath alongside allotments, houses, gardens and playing fields. It climbs gradually but steadily up onto the Downs. The path is well-used by dog walkers, with plenty of smelly evidence left for those who follow. However, once you reach the NT land at Southwick Hill, the walk improves considerably. You are now away from the DSZ and the din from the A27 gradually fades away as you head over Thunderbarrow. For the next two or three miles, the walk is quintessential South Downs. The section of the Monarch's Way which drops into a coombe below Beeding Hill was particularly lovely. I was accompanied by a small flock of pretty wheatears, flitting ahead between fence posts as I approached them.
From Beeding Hill, the path follows the South Downs Way down into the Adur Valley, then takes its leave to join the Downslink path towards Bramber. Just before Steyning, there is a footpath through a field of long grass where the actual path deviates from that marked on the map. Walk around the edge of the field with the hedge and road on your left. There are steps from the road down into this field.
Steyning is a fine destination with teashops and plenty to see including the magnificent Norman church of St. Cuthman.
This Slow Way is easy to follow and well traced on the map. It gets 3* for the Portslade to Southwick Tunnel section and 5* for Southwick Hill to Steyning. So 4* overall.


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