Walton-on-ThamesSunbury-on-Thames

Walsun one
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Distance

6km/4mi

Ascent

13m

Descent

17m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Walton-on-Thames and Sunbury-on-Thames.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Walton-on-Thames and Sunbury-on-Thames.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

This route has been flagged (2 times) for reasons relating to accuracy.

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Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by Jac007
Photo by Jac007
Photo by Jac007

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

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Problems reported -  Accuracy (2)

Surveys - 1

Downloads - 2

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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.

Public toilet (0)
Wheelchair accessible toilet (0)
Supermarket (0)
Restaurant (0)
Vegan restaurant (0)
Accommodation (0)
Accommodation < £50 (0)
Campsite (0)
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Free wifi (0)
Public phone (0)
Mobile phone coverage (0)
Train station (0)
Bench (0)
Picnic table (0)
Bus stop (0)
Ferry (0)

Challenges

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

Scrambling (0)
Wading (0)
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Obstacles

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Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (0)
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Narrow bridges (0)
Ferry required (0)
Acceptable road walking (0)
Unacceptable road walking (0)
Dangerous road crossings (0)
Walking on paths beside roads (0)
Walking on verges beside roads (0)
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Cattle possible (0)
Horses possible (0)
Tidal area (0)
Potential falls (0)
Exposed to elements (0)
Remove area (0)
Mountainous area (0)
Military training area (0)
No visible path (0)
Seasonal nesting birds (0)
Other hazards (0)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Free of stiles (0)
Free of single steps/kerbs (0)
Free of flights of steps (0)
Free of other obstacles (0)

Measurements

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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

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Successfully completed

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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

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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

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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Walton-on-Thames
Grid RefTQ1000466384
Lat / Lon 51.38585° / -0.42053°
Easting / Northing510,004E / 166,384N
What3Wordsdrift.weeks.noisy
Sunbury-on-Thames
Grid RefTQ1011070005
Lat / Lon 51.41838° / -0.41789°
Easting / Northing510,110E / 170,005N
What3Wordscount.encounter.fever

Walsun One's land is

Arable 18.5%
Green urban 8.9%
Urban 72.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


James Emmans — 01 Aug 2021

The footpath towards Walton Bridge near the Thames is currently completely overgrown and impassable. Hope the council will sort this out soon. The route north of the Thames does pass over a private road but I passed local people and they seemed friendly. There is a steep road over a bridge but generally the route is quite easy going.
I would recommend taking the Sunbury ferry if you plan a weekend slow ways.

Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans
Photo by James Emmans


Jac007 — 16 Jun 2021

We walked the route from Sunbury to Walton. Most of this route worked. A lot of it was following roads, but understandable in a semi urban area. There was an instance nearer the beginning where an alternate route in place would have made it slightly more off road - from Green Street via Croysdale Avenue, then follow the footpath to join with School Walk. The off road parts were pleasant following local footpaths - School Walk in Sunbury and across Watersplash farm fields in Shepperton. There were what I believe are called "frame barriers" along School Walk, narrowing access, which might impede double buggies, wheelchairs or mobility scooters. They footpaths were well used by dog walkers so felt very safe. There was a narrow bit of footpath between School Walk and the Watersplash path which would need care, alternative is to cross the road and then cross back again.
The part that took you down Felix Lane, went via River Ash Private Estate to Walton Bridge, but it was possible to walk through this - one part had a notice saying that a gate would be locked one day a year meaning you wouldn't be able to use that bit of the route on that day. This would need further checks for legality of use.
On leaving Walton Bridge to access Walton town centre the plotted route was not feasible as it took you down a dead end with a private house at the end. We retraced our steps and bypassed this part. But to be honest, you might as well just take the most direct route to the finish as it would have just been the last 5 minutes of the walk. Or alternatively, after crossing Walton bridge, go down to the river towpath and walk along there till you get to a convenient point to follow roads to town centre - would only add a small extra walk.

Photo by Jac007
Photo by Jac007
Photo by Jac007

  • Jac007 16 Jun 2021

    I tried to upload more photos but there was an error. I'd tried on previous occasions to upload this route as we actually completed it back in the beginning of May but again couldn't upload it due to something wrong at the server end.

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      • James Emmans 26 Jul 2021

        On weekends there is a new ferry crossing in Sunbury, this would be a nice alternative route.

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Philipj8 — 29 May 2021

A pleasant walk, we walked from Sunbury to Walton and back again however a couple points where a bit questionable. At the end of Felix Lane near the Shepperton Marina, there was an open gateway which had a notice saying "This is not a right of way and this gate will be closed on Good Friday". This gateway lead past the Sunbury & Walton Sea Cadets Hall and then into Penny Lane. We walked through and were not challenged by the leadership team who were in the car park.

The directions on the Walton side of Walton Bridge is misleading as it directs you into The Ridgeway which is a dead end with no access out. We had to the traffic lights and turn left along Bridge Street and then onto Hepworth Way. This route would be ideal for persons requiring mobility aids.

I would suggest a slightly altered route and that would be to head down to the river bank on the Walton side and head towards Hampton Court direction and then over the footbridge at the entrance of Walton Marina and turn right up the broad steps to River Mount and continue straight up Bridge Street to the traffic lights. Turn right to the Walton waymark.



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