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Bigkid Survey

3XJanuary 2023 by Mary Oz

Route description

This is a safer alternative to BigKid One, based on Iain’s suggested route across the A500 dual carriageway. There are only three possible crossing points of the 70mph A500 dual carriageway. BigKid One uses the footpath and the attached Google Streetview screenshot shows the position of the dangerous crossing. The BigKid Two crossing is safe, on an over bridge. The third option is an underbridge, but using this would mean a route using the road from Church Farm and through Dunkirk. This also has no pavement, like Deans Lane. It may be quieter, I don't know, but there is almost no verge. My third picture shows a suggested footpath alternative to avoid Deans Lane. This would need to be tested by someone and uploaded as a new route.

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
  • Maybe present Supermarket
  • Present at time of survey Restaurant
  • Maybe present Vegan restaurant
  • Present at time of survey Accommodation
  • Present at time of survey Accommodation < £50
  • Not present at time of survey Campsite
  • Not present at time of survey Bothy
  • Maybe present Free wifi
  • Not present at time of survey Public phone
  • Present at time of survey Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Not present at time of survey Train station
  • Maybe present Bench
  • Maybe present 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
  • Not present at time of survey Stepping stones
  • Present at time of survey Very slippery
  • Present at time of survey Very muddy
  • Maybe present Very icy
  • Maybe present Likely to flood
  • Maybe present Long grass sections
  • Not present at time of survey 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
  • Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable
  • Present at time of survey Flights of steps
  • Maybe present Gates
  • Maybe present Kissing gates
  • Maybe present Locked gates
  • Not present at time of survey Disables access gates
  • Maybe present Cycle barriers
  • Not present at time of survey Ladders
  • Not present at time of survey Cattle grids
  • Not 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
  • Present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads
  • Not present at time of survey Railway crossings
  • Not present at time of survey River crossings
  • Not present at time of survey Cattle possible
  • Not present at time of survey Horses possible
  • Not present at time of survey Tidal area
  • Maybe present Potential falls
  • Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements
  • Not present at time of survey Remote area
  • Not present at time of survey Mountainous area
  • Not present at time of survey Military training area
  • Maybe present No visible path
  • Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds
  • Not present at time of survey 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
  • Not 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

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

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear

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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

No data yet

There is no data on how much of this route is paved

There is no data on how much of this route is lit at night

There is no data on how muddy this route is

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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