Spencers WoodReading

Sperea one
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Distance

9km/6mi

Ascent

54m

Descent

70m

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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
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Reading
Grid RefSU7150773750
Lat / Lon 51.45822° / -0.97216°
Easting / Northing471,507E / 173,750N
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Sperea One's land is

Arable 9.1%
Pasture 7.4%
Urban 83.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Review


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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Distance

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Ascent

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Descent

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