MarlowMaidenhead

Marlmai two
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Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

112 m

Descent

115 m

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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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Marlow
Grid Ref SU8507986250
Lat / Lon 51.56872° / -0.77385°
Easting / Northing 485,079E / 186,250N
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Maidenhead
Grid Ref SU8903381171
Lat / Lon 51.52245° / -0.71810°
Easting / Northing 489,033E / 181,171N
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Reviews


Derick Rethans

21 May 2022

I walked this from Marlow Maidenhead on a slight cloudy but bright May afternoon. There was a little bit too much urban walking in Maidenhead, otherwise this would have been a 5 star route. It's certainly a 4½ one, or something like that.

Out of Marlow you cross the Thames on a lovely bridge and after a little bit along a street you cross a field to go underneath the A404. The A404 is a little noisey, but you soon leave it behind with a steep ascent into Fultness Wood. Once at the top the lovely views are back and then the path goes along the Winter Hill Road, but there are parts through the woods so no need to walk along the road for more then 10 metres (when you cross). If I would make the route, I wouldn't have added the detour around the pub, and instead from walking on a path next to the road, followed the slightly more diagonal route going to Hinday Farm. It probably would have been nicer. Maidenhead's church tower comes in view before hitting the outskirts of the town. There is a little street walking, but very little, and the route takes you around the east of Furze Platt/North Town along a stream into Maidenhead and the end of the route.


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.


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.


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.


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