Wood GreenHighbury & Islington Station

Woohig one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

7km/4mi

Ascent

59m

Descent

67m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wood Green and Highbury & Islington Station.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wood Green and Highbury & Islington Station.

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Status

This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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

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

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) Maybe (2)

Problems reported -  Access (1) Safety (1)

Downloads - 8

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)
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)
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)
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)
Not present at time of survey 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)
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 100.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 7.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 8.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 1.0% (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.

85.0% of the route is on roads (1)

85.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

99.0% of the route is paved (1)

There is no data on muddiness

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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1X August 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

Wood Green
Grid Ref TQ3101190407
Lat / Lon 51.59728° / -0.10990°
Easting / Northing 531,011E / 190,407N
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Highbury & Islington Station
Grid Ref TQ3161784734
Lat / Lon 51.54616° / -0.10328°
Easting / Northing 531,617E / 184,734N
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Woohig One's land is

Urban 100.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Tash Hunston

23 Aug 2022 Summer

Lot's of road walking. Some of it unnecessary - agree on previous reviewer pointing out the Harringay Ladder passage. After Finsbury Park station - instead of walking down Saint Thomas's Road you can (when there isn't an Arsenal match on) go up the steps just before the rail bridge and into Gillespie Park Nature Reserve which is a nice off road path. It can be followed down to Drayton Park road then making a left onto Martinau Road to rejoin the original route.


Strider

22 May 2022 Spring

I walked from Wood Green to Highbury.
The walk starts along narrow pavements made narrower by parked cars, lots of traffic. I would choose to walk along the traffic-free Harringay Passage, parallel, just to the East.
On arrival at Finsbury Park the route goes through a fence. Go left or right off-route to find a gate into the park and re-join the route in the park. Finsbury park is lovely.
More road walking past Finsbury Park and Arsenal tube stations until Highbury Fields, a welcome green space with a cafe. This leads right up to Highbury & Islington Station.
This route is blocked at one point (can be walked around) and goes along busy roads unnecessarily.
I think it can be improved.


Derick Rethans

06 Mar 2022 Winter

An easy to follow walk, although very hilly. The section through Finsbury Park was best, especially because it has a cafe and toilets. I would suspect that when Arsenal has a home game, sections of this would be ridiculously busy though, so maybe best avoided then. Highbury Fields was another highlight.


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