WembleyOld Oak Common

Wemold one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

6km/4mi

Ascent

50m

Descent

36m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wembley and Old Oak Common.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wembley and Old Oak Common.

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Status

This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to access.

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Verified route

Route status - Live

Reviews - 4

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

Downloads - 2

Surveys

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Grade 1: Entirely smooth and compacted surfaces.
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)
Present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
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)
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)
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)
Not present at time of survey 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 120.0cm (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 2.0% (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.

50.0% of the route is on roads (1)

60.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

1.0% 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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1X February 2022 by Strider
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Wembley
Grid Ref TQ1819185092
Lat / Lon 51.55235° / -0.29668°
Easting / Northing 518,191E / 185,092N
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Old Oak Common
Grid Ref TQ2171282184
Lat / Lon 51.52546° / -0.24693°
Easting / Northing 521,712E / 182,184N
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Wemold One's land is

Urban 100.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Lizbiz70

27 Mar 2022

The steps adjacent to the tube station were quite steep and then I struggled to find the cut through path. I missed a turning but walked on to rejoin the route. Nice to cross a bridge and be walking on the Grand Union Canal. This path was quite busy with bikes and would not be accessible for motorised wheelchairs. At the end due to HS2 you can't go down to the station but have to follow the diversion.


Strider

11 Feb 2022

I walked from Wembley to Old Oak Common.
Old Oak Common Node is not accessible yet (as other reviewers have stated) but the walk is there and can be used. It is virtually the same walk as Wemkil One.
There are steps close to Wembley station that can be walked around, the suburban streets to the Grand Union Canal. Entrance and exit points on the canal are step free and the paths are mostly good.
A short distance (500m) past Old Oak are East Acton Tube, Hammersmith Hospital, Linford Christie Stadium and Wormwood Scrubs Park.


Mtormey

05 Dec 2021

I walked this route directly after OldWes, so I started in Westbourne Park and finished in Wembley. I just stayed on the Grand Union Canal, as the bit around the Old Oak Common node isn’t actually publicly accessible at the moment, as the other reviewer has noted.

Following the paved Grand Union Canal towpath makes navigation incredibly simple, and there were lots of interesting details to keep the walk engaging, like a cool bridge, or industrial activity as the city gradually changed, or a lovely canal-side restaurant. Simply following a canal towpath for so long can be a bit dull, but this one kept me sufficiently interested.

After leaving the towpath, the residential streets were perfectly pleasant and fine for walking! Just note at the end of Station Grove right near Wembley there’s a large staircase to go up.

You might even get some £1 sweet corn on arrival at Wembley station!!.


Cristie

02 Jul 2021

For Old Oak Common please begin or end your walk outside the train depot. The Slow Ways network is future proofed and this Slow Ways node will be ready in 2026.


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