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Reatwy one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Reading and Twyford (Wokingham).

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Reading and Twyford (Wokingham).

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This route has been reviewed by 2 people.

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

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) No (1)

Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

Downloads - 5


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Grid RefSU7150773750
Lat / Lon 51.45822° / -0.97216°
Easting / Northing471,507E / 173,750N
Twyford (Wokingham)
Grid RefSU7903775791
Lat / Lon 51.47557° / -0.86334°
Easting / Northing479,037E / 175,791N

Reatwy One's land is

Pasture 46.6%
Urban 40.6%
Water 12.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Jane Taylor

20 Jun 2022

Ah this is a gorgeous riverside route, but the route line at Reading Abbey/Oscar Wilde memorial walk delivered me to locked double gates; the open pedestrian gates are nearby, but I was in a picky mood and decided that I would correct the route and resubmit as Reatwy Two, rather than sign off a route with a built in backtrack, and the strong possibility that anyone approaching from the Twyford side may miss the Abbey ruins altogether.

So please use Reatwy Two, it has a couple of tiny tweaks, as well as the Abbey access correction, which I think improve the walk overall.

Martin Ellis

21 Jul 2021 (edited 23 Jun 2022)

Reading to Twyford (Reatwy 1) review.

This walk consists of a stretch of the Thames Path with road walking at either end.

The walk begins at Reading Station. The route passes by places of local interest: Forbury Gardens, Reading Abbey ruins (the misplaced Henry I is under it somewhere!) and Reading Gaol (with its Bansky artwork added in March 2021).

The route leaves Reading along Kennet side and the Thames Path (Photo 1) to Sonning. Sonning has a choice of amenities, including a tea garden at Sonning Lock and The Bull Inn.

The route continues along a narrow grassy path by the Thames (Photo 2). Note the official Thames Path is on the opposite bank. The path ends with a sharp turn and the route continues along a tarmacked lane into Charvil.

The route leaves Charvil along Bath Road: an A-road with a pavement. Part of Bath Road is bypassed via Chilten Drive and a footpath by Lodden Nature Reserve. I found the footpath that day to be very muddy.

The route ends with a road walk into Twyford.

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