Route description

The original 'Bambla one' included a non-existent bridge for the crossing of the River Darwen at Hoghton Bottoms (it collapsed a few years ago). This new route includes a pleasant 1.5km detour to use the next footbridge. It also now has just one railway level crossing at Gregson Lane.

About the surveyor

Coming soon.

Survey Contents

Grading

Path surface grading

3 Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.

Accessibility grading

X 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.

Photos

Photos from surveys are coming soon.

Facilities

  • Not present at time of survey Public toilet
  • Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Not present at time of survey Supermarket
  • Present at time of survey Restaurant
  • Maybe present Vegan restaurant
  • Not present at time of survey Accommodation
  • Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50
  • Not present at time of survey Campsite
  • Not present at time of survey Bothy
  • Not present at time of survey Free wifi
  • Maybe present Public phone
  • Present at time of survey Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Present at time of survey Train station
  • Present at time of survey Bench
  • Not present at time of survey Picnic table
  • Present at time of survey Bus stop
  • Not present at time of survey Ferry

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Challenges

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

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Obstacles

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

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Accessibility

  • Not present at time of survey Free of stiles
  • Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs
  • Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps
  • Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles

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Measurements

The narrowest part of the path is 30.00cm

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 20.00%

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 30.00%

The steepest camber: no data

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

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Successfully completed

  • Small Pug-sized dog
  • Small Labrador-sized dog
  • Large St. Bernard-sized dog
  • Standard pram
  • Off-road rugged pram
  • Standard wheelchair
  • Off-road rugged wheelchair
  • Standard mobility scooter
  • Off-road rugged mobility scooter

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Expert recommendations

  • Small Pug-sized dog
  • Small Labrador-sized dog
  • Large St. Bernard-sized dog
  • Standard pram
  • Off-road rugged pram
  • Standard wheelchair
  • Off-road rugged wheelchair
  • Standard mobility scooter
  • Off-road rugged mobility scooter

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Terrain

20.00% of the route is on roads

30.00% of the route is paved

15.00% of the route is lit at night

10.00% of the route is muddy

1.00% of the route is over rough ground

1.00% of the route is through long grass

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