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Route Survey 0.41 Y = Yes
M = Maybe
N = No
D = Don't know
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Route name:Date:
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Which of these grades best describe route? You should assign the grade that best matches the worst part of the route's path - even if it is very short.
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Grade 1: Entirely smooth and compacted surfaces.
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Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
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Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
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Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
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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.
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Access
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Free of stilesY / M / N / D
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Free of single steps or kerbs
Y / M / N / D
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Free of flights of steps (flight = two or more steps)
Y / M / N / D
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Free of barriers and other obstacles that could block access for a wheelchair or scooter
Y / M / N / D
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What's the narrowest part of the path?
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What is the steepest uphill gradient if walking east?
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What is the steepest uphill gradient if walking west?
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What is the steepest camber gradient across the path?
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How clear is waymarking on the route?
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Access experience
Access judgement
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Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following?
Relevant experts or professional?
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And would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?
Is this route suitable for someone with any of the following?
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Small Pug-sized dog
Y / N / D
Small Pug-sized dog
Y / N / D
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Medium Labrador-sized dog
Y / N / D
Medium Labrador-sized dog
Y / N / D
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Large St. Bernard-sized dog
Y / N / D
Large St. Bernard-sized dog
Y / N / D
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Standard pushchair
Y / N / D
Standard pushchair
Y / N / D
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Off-road rugged pushchair
Y / N / D
Off-road rugged pushchair
Y / N / D
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Standard wheelchair
Y / N / D
Standard wheelchair
Y / N / D
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Off-road rugged wheelchair
Y / N / D
Off-road rugged wheelchair
Y / N / D
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Standard mobility scooter
Y / N / D
Standard mobility scooter
Y / N / D
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Off-road rugged mobility scooter
Y / N / D
Off-road rugged mobility scooter
Y / N / D
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Is a Radar Key required for wheelchair and scooter access to this route?
Y / N / D
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Obstacles and features
Challenges
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StilesY / N / DScramblingY / M / N / D
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Steps and kerbs
Y / N / D
Wading through water
Y / M / N / D
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Possible to avoid steps with small detours
Y / N / DSwimmingY / M / N / D
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Flight of steps (Flight = two or more steps)
Y / N / DClimbingY / M / N / D
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GatesY / N / D
Stepping stones
Y / M / N / D
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Kissing gatesY / N / D
Very slippery when wet
Y / M / N / D
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Gates that are locked at certain times of the day
Y / N / D
Very muddy when wet
Y / M / N / D
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Disabled access gates that require a radar key
Y / N / D
Very icy when cold and wet
Y / M / N / D
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Cycle barriersY / N / D
Likely to flood when wet
Y / M / N / D
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LaddersY / N / D
Sections through long grass
Y / M / N / D
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Cattle gridsY / N / D
Path encoaching crops
Y / M / N / D
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FordsY / N / DDiverted pathY / M / N / D
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Narrow bridgesY / N / D
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Ferry requiredY / N / D
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Acceptable walking on roads
Y / N / DFacilities
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Unacceptable walking on roads
Y / N / D
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Dangerous road crossings
Y / N / DPublic toiletY / N / D
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Walking on paths beside roads
Y / N / D
Wheelchair accessible toilet
Y / N / D
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Walking on verges beside roads
Y / N / D
Supermarket / convenience shop
Y / N / D
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Railway crossings
Y / N / D
Restaurant, cafe or pub
Y / N / D
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River crossings that involve getting wet
Y / N / D
Vegan friendly restaurant or cafe
Y / N / D
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Cattle possibleY / N / D
Accommodation
Y / N / D
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Horses possible
Y / N / D
Accommodation for less than £50
Y / N / D
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Tidal area Y / N / DCampsiteY / N / D
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Drop-offs and potential falls close to the path
Y / N / DBothyY / N / D
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Exposed to the elements
Y / N / DFree wifiY / N / D
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Remote area (more than 10km to a settlement)
Y / N / DPublic phoneY / N / D
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Mountainous area
Y / N / D
Mobile reception
Y / N / D
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Military training area
Y / N / DTrain stationY / N / D
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Sections with no visible path
Y / N / DBus stopY / N / D
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Seasonal nesting birds
Y / N / DBenchY / N / D
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Other hazards Y / N / DPicnic tableY / N / D
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Terrain
Is there a reason why this route should NOT
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be included in the Slow Ways network?
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Roughly what % of the route is on roads?
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Roughly what % of the route is on roads you would be uncomfortable to walk down?
DangerousY / N / D
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Roughly what % of the route is lit?
No right of way Y / N / D
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Roughly what % of the route is paved?
Route quality is too poor
Y / N / D
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Roughly what % of the route will be muddy after it rains?
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Roughly what % of the route is over rough ground?
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Roughly what % of the route is through long grass?
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Roughly what % of the route is through bog?
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