TadleySpencers Wood

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

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

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Grid RefSU5990362061
Lat / Lon 51.35447° / -1.14113°
Easting / Northing459,903E / 162,061N
Spencers Wood
Grid RefSU7145766287
Lat / Lon 51.39113° / -0.97438°
Easting / Northing471,457E / 166,287N

Tadspe One's land is

Arable 43.4%
Moors 10.9%
Pasture 27.8%
Urban 12.0%
Woods 5.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Martin Ellis

03 Jul 2022

Tadley to Spencers Wood (Tadspe 1) review.

The first section of the Slow Way, from Tadley to Silchester, follows the same route as Tadley to Reading (see Tadrea 1): through woods, by The Pelican pub in Pamber Heath, and across Silchester Common (Photo 1). The two routes diverge at Silchester Roman Town (Calleva Atrebatum).

The route follows the remains of the Roman walls (Photo 2), and passes by the amphitheatre (Photo 3). It leaves the site by what would have been the east gate.

The footpath follows ‘The Devil’s Highway’: the Roman road between Silchester and Londonium (Photo 4). The straight journey eastwards crosses fields, follows a quiet lane, and then a wooded byway (Photos 5 & 6).

The Slow Way turns NE at a crossroads, to head directly towards Spencers Wood. There is a short section of road with a grass verge. The route then follows a tarmacked lane to reach a footpath through woods (Photo 7). Woodcock Lane passes by a WWII pillbox (Photo 8).

A road bridge with pavement crosses the A33 (Photo 9). The final approach into Spencers Wood is along a wooded footpath (Photo 10).

Spencers Wood has a pub, convenience store and a bakery.

This Slow Way was straightforward to navigate and I greatly appreciated its historical features.

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