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Ash Vale

Surrey


Slow Ways linking Ash Vale and Aldershot, Brookwood, Farnborough, Guildford

England / Surrey / Ash Vale

Ash Vale’s four Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 0/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Walk to Ash Vale from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Aldershot—Ash Vale
Aldash one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 19m Descent 39m
Aldershot—Ash Vale
Aldash two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Ash Vale—Brookwood
Ashbro one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 78m Descent 99m
Ash Vale—Brookwood
Ashbro two

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 75m Descent 95m
Ash Vale—Brookwood
Ashbro four Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Ash Vale—Brookwood
Ashbro five Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Ash Vale—Brookwood
Ashbro six Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 56m Descent 79m
Ash Vale—Guildford
Ashgui one

Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 159m Descent 124m
Ash Vale—Guildford
Ashgui two Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Ash Vale—Guildford
Ashgui three

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Ash Vale—Guildford
Ashgui four Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Farnborough—Ash Vale
Farash two

Double check Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 46m Descent 44m
Farnborough—Ash Vale
Farash three Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Farnborough—Ash Vale
Farash four Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Farnborough—Ash Vale
Farash five Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

48% of Ash Vale’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

15/15

drawn

12/15

reviewed

2/15

surveyed

0/15

verified

13 people have contributed to Ash Vale’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Ash Vale

121km out of 155km have been walked and reviewed

193km of reviews have been shared in Ash Vale

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Train stations at each end make this an easy route to get to and from and the final stretch just before Ash Vale provided an absolutely beautiful stretch up the canal which I really enjoyed....

Dan Barron

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My only concern would be crossing the railway lines in a foggy weather where one needs to rely on the sounds of approaching trains....

Petr Sadilek

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Not being maintained so not nice to use....

David

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I have cycled this route many times. It is a good and safe option....

David

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Plesent walk along the canal. asy and safe. Can be very muddy in places...

John

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Ash Vale—Brookwood

mark added Ashbro six, a new walk from Ash Vale to Brookwood

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Starting from Ash Vale station the route joins the Basingstoke Canal towpath at the wharf where canal boats used to be built and repaired. The towpath continues to Ash lock where the route leaves the canal and follows roads through Aldershot Military town....

Walker1

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Ash Vale

alandavidhenry surveyed Ash Vale

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alandavidhenry surveyed Farash three

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alandavidhenry surveyed Ashbro two

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The firing range was closed to the public the day I walked it so had to continue further on the busy road then walk on a narrow and fairly steep path alongside the firing range fence. The rest of the walk was fine, easy to walk and enjoyable but I would always choose a differnt route over this one to avoid having to use the dangerous road....

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alandavidhenry took this photo on Ashbro two

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Nice easy route that passes through a nature reserve and woodland area. Unfortunately the A331 is nearby and quite noisy. There are picnic tables in the woodland area and a Cafe (The Greedy Pig) and Tesco Express near Ash Vale railway station....

alandavidhenry

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This route can be shortened slightly be either joining the canal at Guildford road or staying on the Canal if coming from Ash vale....

Duffnut

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It is the more 'nature' route between Farnborough and Ash Vale and a walk through the woods parallel to the canal is nice, the canal is nice too but is usually a bit busier especially with Saturday Morning park runs. There is a useful convenience shop at Frimley Green. It is not the shortest route, but I think the most enjoyable....

Duffnut

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A little narrow in place due to the undergrowth (as walk done in July and brambles and nettles have shot up). Also could be a little muddy in places if there had been more rain. However a very nice walk in the shade by the water....

Philipj8

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Checked the MOD website for Ash Range and after a little searching found July's restricted times....

Philipj8

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Basically flat, a very pleasant walk, pavement at both ends and a section along the Blackwater Valley Route in the middle....

Bruce Nicole

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After a scenic start along the canal it passes through some semi suburban off road paths around Ash, but then opens up into attractive woods and meadows for the second half of the walk....

StephG

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Another issue, around Wood Street village, it appears to go along the train line for a bit..... fixable, the path loops south of the train line....

mark

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Ash Vale—Guildford

mark added Ashgui two, a new walk from Ash Vale to Guildford

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Ash Vale—Guildford

mark added Ashgui three, a new walk from Ash Vale to Guildford

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I do not expect this route to survive, it is here to give options for anyone wanting to go Ash Vale through to Guildford who arrives when ranges are closed.......

mark

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Ash Vale—Guildford

mark added Ashgui four, a new walk from Ash Vale to Guildford

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Farnborough—Ash Vale

mark added Farash four, a new walk from Farnborough to Ash Vale

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Farnborough—Ash Vale

mark added Farash five, a new walk from Farnborough to Ash Vale

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A short section of the route crosses a firing range which is permanently closed off and not accessible to non military personnel at any time. Therefore, the route doesn't really work. Would be a lovely route if not for that!...

Mary S

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The proposed route seems to run straight through the army’s major training ground and shooting ranges....

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Aldershot—Ash Vale

mark added Aldash two, a new walk from Aldershot to Ash Vale

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Ash Vale—Brookwood

mark added Ashbro four, a new walk from Ash Vale to Brookwood

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Ash Vale—Brookwood

mark added Ashbro five, a new walk from Ash Vale to Brookwood

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If the flags are up, you can walk along the edge of the military land just outside the Fence from east of the Basingstoke canal at Ash Vale then north east near Wyke common until you pick up the slow way again....

mark

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Farnborough—Ash Vale

mark added Farash three, a new walk from Farnborough to Ash Vale

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Ash Vale

danravenellison surveyed Ash Vale

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Farnborough—Ash Vale

Hevver added Farash two, a new walk from Farnborough to Ash Vale

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Aldershot—Ash Vale

Slow Ways added Aldash one, a new walk from Aldershot to Ash Vale

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Ash Vale—Brookwood

Slow Ways added Ashbro one, a new walk from Ash Vale to Brookwood

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Ash Vale—Brookwood

Slow Ways added Ashbro two, a new walk from Ash Vale to Brookwood

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Ash Vale—Guildford

Slow Ways added Ashgui one, a new walk from Ash Vale to Guildford

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Ash Vale, Thu 18 April

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Ash Vale’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU8926853324

Lat / Lon

51.27208° / -0.72171°

Easting / Northing

489,268E / 153,324N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ash Vale'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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