I live in an area in the UK where some bridleways and paths have a type of mud that makes it unrideable when it is wet - "claggy mud" that completely clogs the drivetrain and tyres. I would like to know if there is an app / website that would allow me to plot routes that were 'weatherproof'.

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    Komoot claims "(you can) view inch-by-inch surface and way type readings to ensure you always know what’s coming" I've never used it so can't comment on this functionality. A real user can do a better answer than this, hence comment.
    – Criggie
    Jun 18, 2020 at 11:58
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    Komoot uses OpenStreetMap data. In lots of areas with diligent mappers the data is really good and detailed, in other areas … not so much. In any case they usually only distinguish between paved/unpaved or cobblestones (see taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/?key=surface#values) and track type from grade1 (best) to grade5 (worst).
    – Michael
    Jun 18, 2020 at 12:07
  • thanks. I've just noticed on the osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk site, it distinguishes a "track" so can cross-reference that for bridleways. Jun 19, 2020 at 5:56
  • In addition, if I export a GPX file from a route I plan in osmaps website e.g. osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/5285803/… I can import into Komoot and get all the surface information there. Jun 19, 2020 at 6:00


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