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Slow Ways linking Beaconsfield and Amersham, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Marlow, Slough
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Survey me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 149m||Descent 202m|
||Double check||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 96m||Descent 83m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 84m||Descent 96m|
||Double check||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 82m||Descent 150m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Verify me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 176m||Descent 160m|
||Double check||Distance 15km/10mi||Ascent 303m||Descent 231m|
||Review me||Distance 15km/10mi||Ascent 162m||Descent 91m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 14km/8mi||Ascent 60m||Descent 127m|
72% of Beaconsfield’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
14 people have contributed to Beaconsfield’s Slow Ways
1 people have pledged to walk and review a route
4 people have surveyed a route in Beaconsfield
113km out of 113km have been walked and reviewed
313km of reviews have been shared in Beaconsfield
On one of the hottest days so far this year, the wooded and shady sections were very welcome and the more open sections provided a nice breeze....
Martin McGovern surveyed Higbea oneWalk this route
But it presents a nice range of landscape: urban alleys, forest, farmland, and on the run-in to High Wycombe, quite a long section beside water along the Wye valley. The previous reviewer is correct that the lower part of Hammersley Lane doesn't have a footpath, though I should add that it's a pretty short section....
Strider surveyed Beager twoWalk this route
Then along a road to a golf course, there are woods here but also walking alongside greens with balls coming at you head on, take care. Beautiful countryside to be seen along narrow paths made quite muddy by recent rain....
Strider surveyed Marbea oneWalk this route
The path for the next 5km is flat and quite muddy in places (its a flood plain!) with several very muddy kissing gates along the way. Not for wheels, very narrow in places, lots of stiles, some quite rickety....
Martin McGovern surveyed Beaslo twoWalk this route
I was surprised to see several baseball diamonds, until I discovered that Farnham Park is the national baseball and softball centre....
As the previous reviewer said, the Slough section is rather mundane running along the back lanes, but at least it’s away from the main road. The walk to and from Beaconsfield is roughly 1.5 hours and predominantly off road with the exception of a short element at the top of Burnham Beeches, which needs to be handled with a little care during the school run or rush hour....
Phil Dolphin pledged to walk Beaslo twoWalk this route
Sumaria added Maibea two, a new walk from Maidenhead to BeaconsfieldWalk this route
Walked by the uploader in October 2022....
The route goes through Jordans and touches on Seer Green, and then crosses a golf course....
At Bourne End you can detour across the river on the railway bridge to reach the Bounty pub, a very pleasant place for refreshments (though rather dog-infested)....
Derick Rethans added Beaslo two, a new walk from Beaconsfield to SloughWalk this route
Has access issues, will create a new route....
For most of the walk along this road, there is a footpath separated from the road by (many) trees. After crossing Beaconsfield road, there is a little bit more lane walking before you need to find a footpath that gets you out onto Farnham Park....
The first is when you turn off Harehatch Lane and are meant to turn right, but that gate is locked with no way through, and appears to be private....
There is a tiny stretch of road walking, followed by a neat straight line walk up a hill through fields with a windmill over the trees. At some point just after leaving Amersham there is a switch back in the route to go up the hill, through the middle of a field, and then after having walked a little at the top, it directs you back down off the hill to the path that you were just one....
I walked this from Beaconsfield to Marlow on a bright but cloudy May morning. After some in-between-the-fence walking in Bourne End, the last section was along the lovely Thames following the Thames Path into Marlow where the route ends....
Crossing the street (Long Bottom Lane) then brings you across a golf course for quite some time, before crossing the rail way and the new "Beaconsfield Eastern Relief Road" to walk through some residential streets, an alleyway, and along a slightly busy Maxwell Road to find some steep steps down to the station....
From Taplow Riverside to Hedsor, the route does not exist. The footpaths are not present, the land is part of Taplow Court (private) or Cliveden (National Trust) and the 3rd apparent river crossing on the Jubilee river is not present at all....
It's also very varied with a nice mix of town, woodland and farmland over the short 5-6 miles. I'm not entirely sure why the route bothers going down Magpie lane and then around to Ongar farm after Bowers farm as there's a path straight through....
You then join the Chiltern Way, and once well away from the M40 and the playing fields, it's delightful to Wooburn Green, mainly in woods. From Wooburn Green to Bourne End is dreary, hence my 3 rating, behind an aggregate works and other buildings - surely there's a nicer footpath?...
I would instead turn right along Bull lane where there is a pavement, and then turn onto the path that runs along the trainline from there (that is what I did on my way back and I much preferred it)....
There is no path on this side of the river from Maidenhead and it is not accessible....
There is a path alongside the A40 from the Underpass out of Beaconsfield to the Footpath past Potkiln lane. Use that and the rest of the route is usable. The section through Wilton Park is not open...
Slight confusion as the route goes straight across the road at Welder's Lane, but it looked from the map as if it might follow the road briefly. A number of stiles, some steep-ish hills and narrow alleys, so may not be suitable for those with trouble walking or pushing prams etc....
In that first review I stated that a "path" (from the end of Potkiln Lane heading WNW) is blocked, barred ,........
At the end of the rec join the Chiltern Way, got past Kingsmead Business Park and cross the A40, bearing left to go up a lane under the railway line, and then follow the Chiltern Way up to and through Wycombe Heights golf course. This route largely follows the Chiltern Way and then the Berkshire Loop, and is easy to navigate with good country paths and alleyways (‘jitties’) through the suburbs of Beaconsfield....
An alternative is to follow the Thames Path along the Berkshire bank to Cookham Bridge and then take the footpath to Hedsor and rejoin the existing route; but an even better (shorter) alternative is to follow the National Trust path from Maidenhead town centre through Maidenhead Commons to Cookham and thence over the bridge. The route from Cookham to Beaconsfield via Hedsor and Berghers Hill is lovely; it's worth the small detour to visit Cookham and Hedsor churches....
I tried BEAGER1 as an experiment in using Slow Ways....
Slow Ways added Beaame one, a new walk from Beaconsfield to AmershamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Beager one, a new walk from Beaconsfield to Gerrards CrossWalk this route
Slow Ways added Beager two, a new walk from Beaconsfield to Gerrards CrossWalk this route
Slow Ways added Beaslo one, a new walk from Beaconsfield to SloughWalk this route
Slow Ways added Higbea one, a new walk from High Wycombe to BeaconsfieldWalk this route
Slow Ways added Maibea one, a new walk from Maidenhead to BeaconsfieldWalk this route
Slow Ways added Marbea one, a new walk from Marlow to BeaconsfieldWalk this route
Beaconsfield’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.61123° / -0.64382°
Easting / Northing
494,003E / 191,137N
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