Spencers WoodReading

Sperea one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Spencers Wood and Reading.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Spencers Wood and Reading.

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Spencers Wood
Grid RefSU7145766287
Lat / Lon 51.39113° / -0.97438°
Easting / Northing471,457E / 166,287N
Grid RefSU7150773750
Lat / Lon 51.45822° / -0.97216°
Easting / Northing471,507E / 173,750N

Sperea One's land is

Arable 9.1%
Pasture 7.4%
Urban 83.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Alice Norman

30 Jun 2022

I use this route regularly as I live off Northumberland Avenue to go to Reading or Spencers Wood. I wouldn't choose to walk it if I didn't need to get to those places as I agree with the previous reviewer that it has "little to commend it".

Martin Ellis

15 Aug 2021

Spencers Wood to Reading (Sperea 1) review.

A walk almost entirely beside roads with little to commend it.

It starts by a post office in Spencers Wood and heads north and then northeast to a M4 footbridge. The Six Bells pub is just before the bridge (Photo 1).

A detour up the Whitley Woods Lane leads to the Brutalist-style Shire Hall, once the offices of Berkshire County Council.

The route passes through Whitley along the Northumberland Avenue to Christ Church (Photo 2), and on into Central Reading.

This Slow Way meets the criteria of joining Reading with Spencers Wood. I can’t readily see a better route, although it’s not a walk I’d care to take again.

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