Gerrards CrossUxbridge

Geruxb three
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By Strider on 01 May 2022


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Description

This route is a mix of the first two, hopefully incorporating the best of each.
I have tried to minimise roadside walking, although there is still some at either end of the route.
There is some beautiful woodland walking and the new nearby harsh earthworks should soon soften as plants gain a hold

This route is a mix of the first two, hopefully incorporating the best of each.
I have tried to minimise roadside walking, although there is still some at either end of the route.
There is some beautiful woodland walking and the new nearby harsh earthworks should soon soften as plants gain a hold

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This route has been reviewed by 2 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to access.

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

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Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
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.
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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)
Not present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

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Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
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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)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
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Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
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.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
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)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
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)
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Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
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?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not 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 45.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 25.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 20.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 6.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unsigned (1)

Successfully completed

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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

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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.

30.0% of the route is on roads (1)

35.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

35.0% of the route is paved (1)

15.0% of the route is muddy (1)

20.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

7.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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Gerrards Cross
Grid Ref TQ0032388686
Lat / Lon 51.58811° / -0.55328°
Easting / Northing 500,323E / 188,686N
What3Words dine.bill.secret
Uxbridge
Grid Ref TQ0555984110
Lat / Lon 51.54602° / -0.47910°
Easting / Northing 505,559E / 184,110N
What3Words labs.liver.pure

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reviews


Derick Rethans

09 Oct 2022

I walked this from Gerrards Cross to Uxbridge, on a warmish autumn afternoon. There was some rain in the last week.

I've adapted this review from Strider's, and unfortunately the things that they thought would improve, actually got worse. I would probably avoid to walk this route, and hence the 1 star.

The route starts at the Tescos and after some walking along the high street you quickly cross into the nice common. You need to follow the A40 for a bit, which a cut through an "access only" street - however it means crossing the A40 twice to do that. After crossing the M25, into Tatling End, you follow a road to some building works, where a public footpath takes you now through long sections of foot deep nettles (photo 2). Ouch! It was really unpleasant. The route then takes you along some earth works (photo 3), where everything was barren, and a "rubble path" (photo 4)was required to get to the bridge to cross the M25. That was a slog. On the other side, a public footpath was hard to find, but as there is a "square" of paths, you just need to take the first one, instead of the second one. From there on, the route becomes more pleasant, and once you get around scrapheap, crossing the A412 was only a little challenging. Through some narrow path which was fenced off, you then have an electric button opened gate to get across a road into a quarry, this wasn't a problem. The walk into Uxbridge was OK, but not nice due to all the traffic.

I did not enjoy this route at all.

Starting from Tesco there is a short high street before reaching Gerrards Cross' pleasant common. On the other side there is a short walk beside the A40 before cutting thorough a quiet 'access only' road. This exits by a bus stop and you have to cross the A40 and walk along it a bit further into Tatting End. Cross again by another bus stop, down a quiet road to a new gravel road passing through woods. There has been earthworks and building along the next bit which should become more natural as plants start to grow on the bare earth. The footpath and signposts are all still there and are easy to follow.
The reward is a walk through Gladwin's wood which is beautiful (especially with the bluebells out). Then uphill over grassland to a bridge which crosses the M25. On the other side is farmland, the route goes along farm tracks with hedgerows. The path is raised past the marsh so should stay dry and it passes a yard that looks like a set from 'scrapheap challenge'.
The A412 roundabout was easy to cross, I did not have to stop or break stride. The path continues constricted by hedges as is goes through the sand and gravel works which are mostly hidden from view. There are electric gates that on opening will stop any traffic and let you pass.
There are some residential streets with a cut-through then along the main road into Uxbridge town center.
The best bits of this walk are beautiful, the worst bits are ugly, so an average 3*. It will improve as the earthworks soften. Too many stiles, gates and narrow parts for wheels. Overall, quite a nice walk.


Strider

01 May 2022

I walked from Gerrards Cross to Uxbridge.
Starting from Tesco there is a short high street before reaching Gerrards Cross' pleasant common. On the other side there is a short walk beside the A40 before cutting thorough a quiet 'access only' road. This exits by a bus stop and you have to cross the A40 and walk along it a bit further into Tatting End. Cross again by another bus stop, down a quiet road to a new gravel road passing through woods. There has been earthworks and building along the next bit which should become more natural as plants start to grow on the bare earth. The footpath and signposts are all still there and are easy to follow.
The reward is a walk through Gladwin's wood which is beautiful (especially with the bluebells out). Then uphill over grassland to a bridge which crosses the M25. On the other side is farmland, the route goes along farm tracks with hedgerows. The path is raised past the marsh so should stay dry and it passes a yard that looks like a set from 'scrapheap challenge'.
The A412 roundabout was easy to cross, I did not have to stop or break stride. The path continues constricted by hedges as is goes through the sand and gravel works which are mostly hidden from view. There are electric gates that on opening will stop any traffic and let you pass.
There are some residential streets with a cut-through then along the main road into Uxbridge town center.
The best bits of this walk are beautiful, the worst bits are ugly, so an average 3*. It will improve as the earthworks soften. Too many stiles, gates and narrow parts for wheels. Overall, quite a nice walk.


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