EtonSlough

Etoslo one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

4km/3mi

Ascent

21m

Descent

11m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Eton and Slough.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Eton and Slough.

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This route has been reviewed by 7 people.

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Verified route

Route status - Live

Reviews - 7

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (7)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 8

Surveys

What is this route like?

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Description Note
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
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.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Not present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Not present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Not present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 90.0cm (1)

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 in places (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

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

50.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

50.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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2X March 2024 by Berkshire Walker
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Eton
Grid Ref SU9665077650
Lat / Lon 51.48955° / -0.60931°
Easting / Northing 496,650E / 177,650N
What3Words vibrates.others.spend
Slough
Grid Ref SU9781680136
Lat / Lon 51.51170° / -0.59183°
Easting / Northing 497,816E / 180,136N
What3Words tones.leans.retain

Etoslo One's land is

Green urban 14.5%
Urban 85.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Martin Ellis

27 Mar 2023 Spring

Eton to Slough (Etoslo) review.

A short straightforward Slow Way from Eton High Street north into Slough.

The route leaves the main road for a pleasant walk past playing fields to reach the Jubilee River. Crossing the river via Michael’s Bridge, the route loops back beside the river to the main road.

After this, it’s an urban walk direct into Slough to end at the railway station.


Manjit Birk

03 Mar 2023 Winter

Lovely route from slough station all the way to Eton. Nice and easy route to follow. The bridge (Michaels bridge) has a slight step up for buggies or wheelchairs but other than that a great route.


Nisha Bilkhu

03 Mar 2023 Winter

Lovely walk with things to see and grab a coffee at the start and end which is a bonus.


Helen Acland

03 Mar 2023 Winter

Lovely walk, taking in the Jubilee river and famous Eton playing fields. Short diversion from the Slough Road - peaceful and away from traffic. Unlit so would only recommend in daylight and the Eton playing fields path can get extremely muddy and potentially is unsuitable for buggy’s and wheelchairs where it would be advisable to stick to the Slough Road.


Jane Taylor

03 Jun 2022 Spring

Walked Slough to Eton.

I enjoyed this Slow Way; you might look at the route and think ‘what is that bulge for, why not just go straight along the road?’, but the bulgy bit along the Jubilee River and across the famous ‘playing fields of Eton’ is lovely and tranquil.
The road out of Slough is busy, but the pavement is wide and all the crossing points are safe.
The only problem I found was that it is a bit imprecise as to where to turn left onto the Jubilee river path: turn left at the obvious signposted footpath immediately after the M4 underpass. (First photo)

The route goes past the famous school and ends on Eton High Street at the Post Office.

Happy to recommend this route.


Se71

07 Oct 2021 Autumn

The detour across fields and along the river will be nice in the daytime, but dark and unlit at night, when you'd be best to stick to Slough Road I think.


SofaJockey

05 Jun 2021 Spring

It's a fairly short route, but it makes the most of what the walk from Eton to Slough has to offer. The route diverts to walk off-road alongside playing fields (it is Eton) and along the Jubilee River, though the final section up the hill into Slough along a main road is pretty much what it is and can't really be improved.


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