Swamea one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Swadlincote and Measham.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Swadlincote and Measham.

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Is this route good enough? -  No (1)

Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

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Grid Ref SK2981419741
Lat / Lon 52.77446° / -1.55949°
Easting / Northing 429,814E / 319,741N
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Grid Ref SK3344012173
Lat / Lon 52.70622° / -1.50651°
Easting / Northing 433,440E / 312,173N
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Swamea One's land is

Arable 24.2%
Natural grass 10.1%
Pasture 3.6%
Urban 40.1%
Woods 22.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


David Sanderson

02 Oct 2022 Autumn

The route started well from Swadlincote (to the north) but I ran into trouble in Swainspark. The route asks you to follow a footpath which runs with a cycle path. The map presents 2 options - a combined footpath/cycleway or a footpath. In reality you are faced with 3 options, from left to right, a cycleway or two footpaths. The reality is that the "footpath" that appears to be the right choice for the Slow Way soon joins the one to the right and you find yourself diverting away from the route. The cycleway is badly marked on the OS Map as it actually follows a path adjacent to the railway and is never concurrent with the footpath. I chose to follow the cycleway instead and there were opportunities to rejoin the separate footpath but only as loops. It was noticeable that dog walkers and joggers all opted to follow the cycleway. Cyclists were there but rare. It made far more sense to follow the popular friendly cycleway from an ease of walking, direct route and ease of navigation point of view. This route, as it is marked is impossible. I have submitted the walkable version as Swamea Two.

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