In case any of you are Garmin users, (watches, cycle computers etc) I have found using Garmin connect website helpful in some instances where you just cant be quite sure of if a route "works".
You can create a route using "training/courses" from the menu, much like making a route on OS, but if you allow it to use " popularity routing" it will automatically default to where people have actually been using a trail. Just put a start point somewhere before you need the info, create a "course" (I usually set to trail running or hiking) then click on the map somewhere beyond your queried route. It will default to the most used trail. I found that this shows up a possible route error, for example where OS map shows a footpath going up to a stream or dual carriageway, and apparently continuing the other side. But does it go through a tunnel/is a the bridge useable etc? If not in use the Garmin course will take a diversion
In my eg below, I thought from the OS map that the footpath crossed underneath the A road, but on checking the Garmin course, it looks like not! I did try to assess on street view also but not entirely clear. Based on the Garmin info I have re-routed the entire Slow Way as it looks like a very unsafe place to cross!
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