TwickenhamKingston

Twikin one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

7km/4mi

Ascent

45m

Descent

44m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Twickenham and Kingston.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Twickenham and Kingston.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Verified route

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 3

Surveys

What is this route like?

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Description Note
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
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)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
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)
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)
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)
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?

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.

The narrowest part of the path is 110.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 10.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 10.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 3.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unsigned (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.

55.0% of the route is on roads (1)

90.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

80.0% of the route is paved (1)

10.0% of the route is muddy (1)

1.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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2X November 2022 by Strider
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Maximum elevation

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Start and end points

Twickenham
Grid Ref TQ1607973686
Lat / Lon 51.45027° / -0.33088°
Easting / Northing 516,079E / 173,686N
What3Words levels.bets.improving
Kingston
Grid Ref TQ1824269533
Lat / Lon 51.41250° / -0.30115°
Easting / Northing 518,242E / 169,533N
What3Words credit.slows.sleep

Twikin One's land is

Green urban 17.0%
Urban 83.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Strider

27 Nov 2022

I walked from Kingston to Twickenham.
A walk of two halves. The first half is alongside the Thames with lovely views, popular with racing sculls, walkers and cyclists, and today, runners doing the Kingston 10K. A lively and interesting riverside walk. The bridge across the Thames has slopes (10%) .
Then the second half which is along the A310, not quite as nice. There are two unnecessary, but very welcome, wiggles in the route which take you away from the road and back to the Thames for all too brief moments; Radnor Gardens and by Diamonds Jubilee Gardens.
Good accessibility. If the Riverside walk gets too muddy, the parallel cycle path is surfaced.
Probably the best route between these two places, and not a bad route at that.


Jane Taylor

13 Aug 2021

This is a reasonably direct route that makes the best use of the material it has to work with. With no bridge across the Thames at Twickenham, and no riverside path, there is little option than to walk along the A310 as far as Teddington Lock, with only small diversions. The local footpaths where they exist are not especially pleasant, and on balance I think the road is the best option for now.
The route is accurate enough not to go astray, and the riverside path from Teddington Lock to Kingston is always busy with plenty of distractions - fishermen, cyclists, joggers, dog walkers. On the water you may see canoes, kayaks, sail dinghies, a paddle boat, paddle boards and my favourite the e-foils.
The path is step free all the way, and even the cycle barriers at Teddington Lock are widely spaced (so posing no barrier to bicycles!). The riverside path isn't lit at night.


Philipj8

02 May 2021

Very pleasant walk which user-friendly for all users. No steps and good paths. Mainly follows the River Thames. The Kingston end is on the tow path which was busy as a Sunday afternoon. The Twickenham end is mainly on pavements following the road as the houses have river front views. The bridge across the river at Teddington has ramps so is pushchair/wheelchair friendly.


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