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Maislo three
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By Jane Taylor on 17 Apr 2022


Distance

13km/8mi

Ascent

76m

Descent

73m

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Avoid the A4! Route via Bray, Dorney and the Jubilee River.

Leave Maidenhead on a green and largely traffic free Slow Way to Bray, then across the Thames on the Summerleaze Bridge.

Footpaths to Dorney, giving two very good refreshment options at the mid-way point: a garden centre cafe, and/or the Palmer Arms pub.

Then more footpaths to the Jubilee River, and follow the same route as Maislo Two into Slough.

Definitely worth taking this route option if you don't like walking along polluted A roads any more than necessary

Avoid the A4! Route via Bray, Dorney and the Jubilee River.

Leave Maidenhead on a green and largely traffic free Slow Way to Bray, then across the Thames on the Summerleaze Bridge.

Footpaths to Dorney, giving two very good refreshment options at the mid-way point: a garden centre cafe, and/or the Palmer Arms pub.

Then more footpaths to the Jubilee River, and follow the same route as Maislo Two into Slough.

Definitely worth taking this route option if you don't like walking along polluted A roads any more than necessary

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Maidenhead
Grid Ref SU8903381171
Lat / Lon 51.52245° / -0.71810°
Easting / Northing 489,033E / 181,171N
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Slough
Grid Ref SU9781680136
Lat / Lon 51.51170° / -0.59183°
Easting / Northing 497,816E / 180,136N
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Slow Ways Darren

18 Jun 2022

This is a brilliant route between Maidenhead and Slough, we walked it the other way but it should work in both directions. Strangely the route doesn't start/end at the Maidenhead Railway station but the station is only 1km away from the start which is outside the beautiful Maidenhead library. The first stretch runs beside and through tunnels along the York Stream before heading out on Green Lane and a beautiful avenue of trees beside the Braywick Nature Reserve. From Braywick you follow Sustains Route 4 on a nice traffic free route over the Thames to Bray.

At Bray there is a little road walking and the opportunity to combine Slow Ways walking with one of three Michelin starred restaurants. We felt that we were probably the only people combining a 13k walk with first class lunch but it meant we could have as much wine as we liked.

From Bray head over the M4 and through Dorney (alongside the Olympic rowing courses) and be sure to have a look at the 12th century church at Dorney Court.

The rest of the Slow Way is along the Jubilee River on a rough but flat path that leads all the way to Slough, sadly it could do with some branches and shade/shelter depending on your weather conditions - it was 30 degree heat and bright sunshine for us.

Once at the outskirts of Slough it is a relatively short and wide and easy walk alongside the main roads to the end point of Slough Railway station.


Jane Taylor

24 Apr 2022

I grumbled about having to be exposed to the A4 noise and fumes on the other options - so I made this one, which has a lovely quiet green walk out of Maidenhead, and is altogether more pleasant.

After leaving Maidenhead I arrived in Bray, and walked through the old churchyard. Then quiet village roads (some without pavement but not enough traffic to cause problems), to the oddly named Monkey Island. There is a wooden footbridge across the Thames here, I saw muntjac and butterflies in a peaceful moment.

The next section passes the rowing centre at Dorney, which was a venue in the 2012 Olympic Games. Then into Dorney village, for refreshments. There are two options - a garden centre cafe, and a very welcoming pub, the Palmer Arms. It is worth taking a teeny tiny detour to look at Dorney church as you pass through (opposite the cemetery) - flint and chalk (Photo 5). Dorney feels like stepping back in time a few centuries.

After Dorney the route crosses a field (photo 6) and joins the Jubilee river path - from here it follows the same route as option Two, along the river and into Slough.

Highly recommend this route if you want a quiet entry to/exit from Maidenhead.

  • Slow Ways Darren

    Slow Ways Darren

    18 Jun 2022

    It's a lovely route - thanks for adding it Jane!

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