MarlowMaidenhead

Marlmai two
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Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

112m

Descent

115m

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Description

This route leaves Marlow over the Bridge and along Bisham Road before passing through a snug kissing gate and striking south east following a public footpath across fields. Passing into the woods rising up the hill from the valley bottom, the climb is moderately strenuous through the woods up 25% incline paths to the top of the ridge, from which point there is a gentle decent towards Maidenhead. Following farm paths and more kissing gates, the route skirts the western edge of Cookham Dean Common, heading south through grass and through woods on earth paths. Before heading east, the route loops past the Golden Ball pub (though this loop can easily be omitted) and then past the entrance to the National Trust 'Brick and Tile Works' woodland area with picnic benches. Heading east, the route follows farm lanes before cutting through Furze Platt via fenced footpaths and a short section of housing to emerge onto Maidenhead's North Town Moor. Following a stream south, the route follows Maidenhead's 'Green Way' footpath for much of the remainder of the journey, ending by reaching Maidenheads town centre via an underpass and a couple of shopping streets to reach the destination at the Maudsley Memorial Garden

This route leaves Marlow over the Bridge and along Bisham Road before passing through a snug kissing gate and striking south east following a public footpath across fields. Passing into the woods rising up the hill from the valley bottom, the climb is moderately strenuous through the woods up 25% incline paths to the top of the ridge, from which point there is a gentle decent towards Maidenhead. Following farm paths and more kissing gates, the route skirts the western edge of Cookham Dean Common, heading south through grass and through woods on earth paths. Before heading east, the route loops past the Golden Ball pub (though this loop can easily be omitted) and then past the entrance to the National Trust 'Brick and Tile Works' woodland area with picnic benches. Heading east, the route follows farm lanes before cutting through Furze Platt via fenced footpaths and a short section of housing to emerge onto Maidenhead's North Town Moor. Following a stream south, the route follows Maidenhead's 'Green Way' footpath for much of the remainder of the journey, ending by reaching Maidenheads town centre via an underpass and a couple of shopping streets to reach the destination at the Maudsley Memorial Garden

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Photo by Martin Ellis
Photo by Martin Ellis
Photo by Martin Ellis
Photo by Martin Ellis
Photo by Martin Ellis
Photo by SofaJockey

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Reviews - 3

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Verifications -  Verified (3)

Problems reported -  No issues flagged

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Marlow
Grid RefSU8507986250
Lat / Lon 51.56872° / -0.77385°
Easting / Northing485,079E / 186,250N
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Maidenhead
Grid RefSU8903381171
Lat / Lon 51.52245° / -0.71810°
Easting / Northing489,033E / 181,171N
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Reviews


Mtormey — 08 Oct 2021

I walked this route starting at the Maidenhead train station. It was just a short walk to the start in Maidenhead town centre. I thought the route through the town was pleasant, and a brief pass under an underpass led to a long stretch out of Maidenhead through really lovely parks and open spaces tucked among residential neighborhoods.

Very quickly, you emerge into open countryside and farmland, and it's just so lovely and pleasant!

At this point, the route takes you on a diversion to get to a pub, but I just skipped that and followed Winter Hill Road north. I never had to do any road walking along Winter Hill Road - paths are there, it just took a bit of searching to find them!

The area before the crossing under the A road was quite hilly, both up and down, but the countryside was very nice. And finally, the approach into Marlow was beautiful!

If you can't tell - I really enjoyed this route. I gave it four stars, because there were a few small sections that were muddy, along roads, or tricky to navigate. I didn't have any trouble, but I couldn't quiiite give it five stars. Overall a fantastic route!

Images:
1) Heading through Maidenhead
2) Underpass in Maidenhead
3) Winding through residential neighborhoods
4) Lovely open countryside
5) Some stretches of mud
6-7) Lovely open countryside!
8) The underpass under the A404
9) The beautiful approach into Marlow.

Photo by Mtormey
Photo by Mtormey
Photo by Mtormey
Photo by Mtormey
Photo by Mtormey
Photo by Mtormey
Photo by Mtormey
Photo by Mtormey
Photo by Mtormey


Martin Ellis — 04 Oct 2021

Marlow to Maidenhead (Marlmai 2) review.

The route begins in picturesque Marlow and heads south over the Thames bridge.

A footpath crosses fields to arrive at Quarry Wood (Photo 1). There is a steep ascend through the woods (Photo 2).

Unfortunately, there is then a stretch of walking alongside a road (Winter Hill Road) with a grass verge (Photo 3). The Golden Ball pub (Photo 4) is on a short loop off the road.

The Slow Way then turns east and passes a National Trust site (Photo 5). A pleasant footpath leads into Maidenhead.

The streets into central Maidenhead are mostly avoided by a loop that takes in part of The Green Way waterside corridor.

Photo by Martin Ellis
Photo by Martin Ellis
Photo by Martin Ellis
Photo by Martin Ellis
Photo by Martin Ellis


SofaJockey — 05 Jun 2021

This walk starts by crossing fields and up a fairly steep hill from the valley bottom. It passes a pub at the mid-point as well as the entrance to the National Trust 'Brick and Tile Works' woodland. Then the route descends into Maidenhead along country lanes and mostly off-road footpaths.

Photo by SofaJockey


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