Wick (Bristol)Bath

Wicbat one
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Distance

12km/7mi

Ascent

250m

Descent

210m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wick (Bristol) and Bath.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wick (Bristol) and Bath.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 10

Surveys

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Grade 5: Route includes technical and arduous terrain where there may be potentially impassable barriers if the correct equipment is not used or barriers which require assistance to overcome. Potential barriers must be photographed and described.
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.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Not present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Not 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)
Present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Maybe present Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

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)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
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)
Maybe present River crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not 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)
Not 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 50.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 36.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 36.0% (1)

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (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.

Present at time of survey Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Present at time of survey Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

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.

Present at time of survey Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Present at time of survey Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Present at time of survey Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged pram (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Not present at time of survey Standard mobility scooter (1)
Not present at time of survey Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

15.0% of the route is on roads (1)

25.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

20.0% of the route is paved (1)

20.0% of the route is muddy (1)

35.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

35.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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1 surveys

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5X October 2021 by Cafrench
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

Total length

Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Wick (Bristol)
Grid RefST7041172724
Lat / Lon 51.45272° / -2.42721°
Easting / Northing370,411E / 172,724N
What3Wordsnoble.ocean.fluid
Bath
Grid RefST7524964364
Lat / Lon 51.37778° / -2.35700°
Easting / Northing375,249E / 164,364N
What3Wordsstale.hike.taking

Wicbat One's land is

Arable 21.0%
Pasture 43.6%
Urban 35.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Jamsarnie

23 May 2022

As per the first two reviews, I had trouble finding the entrance to this route and believe the start point should be on Manor Road (see picture 1).

Although I didn’t notice the stone stile and I ended up scaling a closed gate and walking along a track to get onto the path - see pictures 2 and 3.

Apart from that, the gpx points were fine. The double back at Beach Farm to stay on track (as per the review from Suze) can be seen in picture 4.

Overall, a good walk which took me two and a half hours - this is the first one I have completed following the GPX download - a couple of steep climbs but views of North Bristol and South Wales in the distance are great - picture 5.


Panifex

17 Apr 2022

I walked this slow way in the direction: Wick to Bath.

It's a great route, easy to navigate, direct, and less hilly than I expected. The views from Lansdown are sensational.

I had the same problem as the previous reviewer at the start - there is no footpath where the gpx file indicates. However, it is a simple matter to figure out a sensible alternative. Ideally, this should be corrected.

Other than that, I had no problems and had a great day.


Suze

31 Mar 2022

We were a little confused by the Slow Ways map at the beginning. We couldn't find a road or path leaving the A420 at a right angle. We went down Manor Road a short distance and found a stone stile on the left (photo number 2 in the original survey) which linked us with the path.

After crossing the stream, take the muddy path to the left. My photo No.1.

At Beach Farm, enter the gate to the first house and double back to the five-bar gate. Photo 2. (The footpath signpost was tilting and pointing the wrong way). Go through the gate and turn left.

As you approach Hanging Hill, look out for the footpath sign on the right, pointing to the path on the left, Photo 3.

Take a minute to read about the Battle of Lansdown at the summit of Hanging Hill. You can find out more about The World Turned Upside Down on Wikipedia.


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