UxbridgeHarrow

Uxbhar two
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By Strider on 14 Jan 2022


Distance

14km/9mi

Ascent

116m

Descent

143m

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Description

This route addresses the access issues of Uxbhar One.
This route is 2km shorter, has less road walking and does not cross RAF Northolt airfield.
At least half the route follows Yeading Brook through parks, grassland, scrub and woods.
Narrow gates and steps make it unsuitable for wheels. Very wet and muddy (in winter).
Residential walking along quiet roads. Steep up and down Harrow-on-the-Hill, 36%

This route addresses the access issues of Uxbhar One.
This route is 2km shorter, has less road walking and does not cross RAF Northolt airfield.
At least half the route follows Yeading Brook through parks, grassland, scrub and woods.
Narrow gates and steps make it unsuitable for wheels. Very wet and muddy (in winter).
Residential walking along quiet roads. Steep up and down Harrow-on-the-Hill, 36%

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This route has been reviewed by 2 people.

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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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 2 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (2)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (2)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (2)
Restaurant (0)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (2)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (2)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (2)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (2)
Present at time of survey Public phone (2)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (2)
Present at time of survey Train station (2)
Present at time of survey Bench (2)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (2)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (2)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (2)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (2)
Not present at time of survey Wading (2)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (2)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (2)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (2)
Maybe present Very slippery (2)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (2)
Very icy (0)
Likely to flood (0)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (2)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (2)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (2)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (2)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (2)
Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (0)
Flights of steps (0)
Not present at time of survey Gates (2)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (2)
Present at time of survey Disables access gates (2)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (2)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (2)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (2)
Not present at time of survey Fords (2)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (2)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (2)
Acceptable road walking (0)
Unacceptable road walking (0)
Dangerous road crossings (0)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (2)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (2)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (2)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (2)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (2)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (2)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (2)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (2)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (2)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (2)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (2)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (2)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (2)
Free of flights of steps (0)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (2)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 47.5cm (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 22.0% (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 21.0% (2)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 5.0% (2)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unsigned (2)

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.

40.0% of the route is on roads (2)

40.0% of the route is lit at night (2)

55.0% of the route is paved (2)

30.0% of the route is muddy (2)

10.0% of the route is over rough ground (2)

25.0% of the route is through long grass (2)

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4X January 2022 by Strider
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Start and end points

Uxbridge
Grid Ref TQ0555984110
Lat / Lon 51.54602° / -0.47910°
Easting / Northing 505,559E / 184,110N
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Harrow
Grid Ref TQ1534688092
Lat / Lon 51.57990° / -0.33672°
Easting / Northing 515,346E / 188,092N
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reviews


Jane Taylor

19 Jun 2023 Spring

Walked Uxbridge to Harrow, hot summer weather.
Leaving Uxbridge along busy roads was quickly dispensed with, and soon I was enjoying lush foliage and cool shade as I followed Yeading Brook along a lengthy green corridor.
There’s a short break at Ruislip Gardens (Central line tube); at Rayners Lane the path leaves the Yeading and goes through residential streets.
There’s some very good refreshments at Rayners Lane; I enjoyed a spicy lunch at one of the Indian vegetarian restaurants. Shortly after the path crosses the railway by a very steep staircase! (Photo)
That was nothing compared with the hill up to Harrow church. The path was a bit informal through long grass, followed by a steep shady final climb. There are great views if you turn around at the half way mark. After the haul up it was straight back down again, also steep.

Although the top of the climb is of historic interest (Byron’s favourite spot apparently), and despite the views, I actually think the route would benefit from skipping this part and going more directly between Rayners Lane and Harrow.
May come back and work out an alternative flatter route in time!

Steps, a steep hill, but mostly lovely easy streets and green paths. No mud issues this time of year.


Strider

14 Jan 2022 Winter

I walked from Uxbridge to Harrow.
There is a short section of suburban road walking from Uxbridge Town center. Go through the Sports complex along a road then across the carpark to fields. Follow the path alongside, then over, the Tube line to more suburban roads. The section by the busy A437 has a path to the side so it is not too bad. Look for the underpasses under the A437 and the A40, this is Freezeland and on this cold day it felt like it. The path then goes through Ickenham Marshes, fortunately for me the mud and puddles had frozen solid but normally this will be very wet and muddy in the Winter, boots required. Keep following the Yeading Brook for the next 7 Km through scrub, grassland, parks and woods to Roxbourne Park near Rayners Lane. On exiting Roxbourne Park you say goodbye to the Yeading and hello to residential roads until Harrow-on-the-Hill. Steep (34%) hill up to St Mary's then an equally steep hill down towards Harrow Town Centre, some great panoramic views.
Narrow (50cm) steep, mud, and steps make the route unsuitable for wheels, but a green and pleasant route for walkers.


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