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Ascot

Berkshire


Slow Ways linking Ascot and Bracknell, Egham, Lightwater, Maidenhead, Virginia Water, Windsor, Wraysbury

England / Berkshire / Ascot

Ascot’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 6/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 1/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Ascot from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ascot—Egham
Ascegh one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Ascot—Lightwater
Asclig one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Ascot—Virginia Water
Ascvir one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Ascot—Windsor
Ascwin one

Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 77m Descent 130m
Ascot—Wraysbury
Ascwra zero Draw me Distance 0km/0mi Ascent - Descent -
Ascot—Wraysbury
Ascwra one Review me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Bracknell—Ascot
Braasc one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Bracknell—Ascot
Braasc two Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 71m Descent 65m
Maidenhead—Ascot
Maiasc one

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Maidenhead—Ascot
Maiasc two Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Maidenhead—Ascot
Maiasc three Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

50% of Ascot’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

10/11

reviewed

0/11

surveyed

1/11

verified

4 people have contributed to Ascot’s Slow Ways

10 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Ascot

127km out of 127km have been walked and reviewed

200km of reviews have been shared in Ascot

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The way towards Wraybury station leads through a nice footpath next to a pond. Once past the railway station the route turns to a footpath which can be muddy at times. When the route crosses the railway line, it follows another nice footpath between a pond and a stream....

Petr Sadilek

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I also ignored the last part of the route, when you get to the end of Park Road there is a large roundabout, head into the subway and follow the signs to The Lexicon, it's easy to get to the station from there and means you don't have to cross any major roads....

Adrian Schofield

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Adrian Schofield took this photo on Ascwin one

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To divert from Windsor to Ascot at Snow Hill turn right along a footpath or bridleway. If you are going from Ascot to Windsor then just turn left where the route is closed and then take every first right until you end up at Snow Hill....

Adrian Schofield

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Ascot—Wraysbury

danravenellison added Ascwra one, a new walk from Ascot to Wraysbury

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The next stretch of the route leads via quiet narrow roads and lanes until it emerges at a busy Drift Road. When it reaches the Mount Skippets Farm, the route is blocked on the left hand side towards the farm but there is a way round the farm if you turn right. After some 150m walking along a hedge, you need to turn right but there seemed to be no path visible on the ground....

Petr Sadilek

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This route leads through a maximum number of parks and accessible woods between Bracknell and Ascot....

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Maidenhead—Ascot

Petr Sadilek added Maiasc three, a new walk from Maidenhead to Ascot

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A mostly quiet walk through a green countryside with a couple of sections where walkers need to share a road with cars. For instance a turn to Hibbert Road from Windsor Road in Bray Wick....

Petr Sadilek

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Petr Sadilek took this photo on Maiasc one

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Walking towards Winkfield Row is on a pavement which ends when you turn to Braziers Lane. The next stretch of the route leads via quiet narrow roads and lanes until it emerges at a busy Drift Road. When it reaches the Mount Skippets Farm, the route is blocked as shown on the fourth photo below. From what I see on the map it should be possible to go away from the gate and round the Mount Skippets Farm instead. After some 150m walking along a hedge, you need to turn right but there seemed to be no path visible on the ground....

Petr Sadilek

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I can only add that when the route turns to a horse trail at the beginning of the Windsor Great Park, you can follow it right up to the Blacknest Gate. There is no need to follow any alternative footpath branching off the horse trail. No cycles are allowed on the horse trail but there are signs warning riders against pedestrians so there should be no problem with access....

Petr Sadilek

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Leaving Ascot town center, there is either a road with a pavement down to the train station or as the route suggests a wide direct pavement from the racecourse car park straight to a subway under the station. When the route reaches Bagshot Road there is still a pavement for some 400m but then it stops. There was a locked iron gate across the road where the footpath emerged on Church Road but pedestrians can go past it via a gate on the side....

Petr Sadilek

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The initial part via Course Road has no pavements for pedestrians, but it's a very quiet residential street and then a little-used road behind the racecourse (unless, presumably, there's a race on) so walking in the road itself is not a problem. It's also much more pleasant than walking along London Road. Between Winkfield Road and Cheapside Road the path can be very muddy, especially after heavy rain....

Isabel

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Isabel surveyed Ascot

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There is a bench by the side of the road before you get into the Crown Estate- there isn’t another bench until well into Windsor Great Park! The path in the Crown Estate is paved until the left turn, at which point it turns into a muddy/gravelly path with more exposed roots. To get from the Crown Estate into Windsor Great Park there is a busy road to cross with no lights or pedestrian crossing....

Isabel

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A footpath (Photo 1) ends at the entrance to Windsor Great Park....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Ascwin one

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The pavement route out of Ascot is alongside the A329....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Braasc one

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The Slow Way makes good use of footpaths through Lily Hill Park (Photo 3) and via woods by Heathfield School (Photo 4); to reach the A329 and a break point at The Royal Foresters....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Braasc two

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Maidenhead—Ascot

Ken added Maiasc two, a new walk from Maidenhead to Ascot

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Ascot—Virginia Water

Mary Oz added Ascvir one, a new walk from Ascot to Virginia Water

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Maidenhead—Ascot

Mary Oz added Maiasc one, a new walk from Maidenhead to Ascot

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Ascot—Lightwater

Mary Oz added Asclig one, a new walk from Ascot to Lightwater

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The main part of this route leads through the Windsor Great Park via the few routes accessible to the public....

Petr Sadilek

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The only extra comment I would add to my first one is that there is a high metal gate on the approach from the Cumberland Lodge to the Copper horse statue of George III which seems to be locked at first glance. However, I could push the gate for pedestrians easily and to move up to the statue....

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Ascot—Egham

Derick Rethans added Ascegh one, a new walk from Ascot to Egham

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Bracknell—Ascot

Petr Sadilek added Braasc two, a new walk from Bracknell to Ascot

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As I walked this route in mid January and started from Ascot, I couldn't follow it further than to Cumberland Lodge....

Petr Sadilek

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Ascot—Windsor

David Sanderson added Ascwin one, a new walk from Ascot to Windsor

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Bracknell—Ascot

mark added Braasc one, a new walk from Bracknell to Ascot

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Ascot—Wraysbury

Slow Ways added Ascwra zero, a new walk from Ascot to Wraysbury

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Ascot, Sun 21 April

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Ascot’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU9223768794

Lat / Lon

51.41068° / -0.67517°

Easting / Northing

492,237E / 168,794N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ascot's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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