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Bracknell

Berkshire


Slow Ways linking Bracknell and Ascot, Camberley, Crowthorne, Lightwater, Maidenhead, Twyford (Wokingham), Wokingham

England / Berkshire / Bracknell

Bracknell’s seven Slow Ways are 61% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 4/7
and surveyed: 2/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Bracknell—Ascot
Braasc one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Bracknell—Ascot
Braasc two Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 71m Descent 65m
Bracknell—Camberley
Bracam one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 102m Descent 105m
Bracknell—Camberley
Bracam two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 83m Descent 79m
Bracknell—Lightwater
Bralig one

Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 141m Descent 117m
Bracknell—Maidenhead
Bramai one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 119m Descent 69m
Bracknell—Maidenhead
Bramai two Survey me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 77m Descent 129m
Crowthorne—Bracknell
Crobra one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 45m Descent 64m
Twyford (Wokingham)—Bracknell
Twybra two

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 102m Descent 137m
Wokingham—Bracknell
Wokbra one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 65m Descent 47m
Wokingham—Bracknell
Wokbra two Survey me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

66% of Bracknell’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

11/11

reviewed

3/11

surveyed

4/11

verified

9 people have contributed to Bracknell’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Bracknell

120km out of 120km have been walked and reviewed

259km of reviews have been shared in Bracknell

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As everyone who has walked this says it is very urban and has a lot of walking by major roads....

Adrian Schofield

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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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Bracknell

Petr Sadilek surveyed Bracknell

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Berkshire Walker surveyed Bracam two

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The route passes close to The Lookout Discovery Centre and South Hill Park Arts Centre, both with cafes and toilets....

Berkshire Walker

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

Petr Sadilek

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A direct route south; through Bracknell, and then via cycle trails across Swinley Forest....

Martin Ellis

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Note: I walked the route Bracknell to Twyford. Unfortunately, there isn’t a public right of way across Billingbear Park. I’ve looked for radically different routes for this Slow Way, but would argue the plotted route either side of the park is the best we are likely to find. I took a two mile detour along the Maidenhead Road, turned right onto The Straight Mile (SU823717), and right again onto a path between the Billingbear golf course and park. A footpath then leads through the middle of the exclusive polo club; right past the clubhouse, immaculate playing field and the other end of the driveway....

Martin Ellis

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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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It leaves the road at a recreation ground (Photo 1) to join a shaded byway north (Photo 2). After crossing the Ascot Road, the Slow Way becomes footpath through woods (photo 5)....

Martin Ellis

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There is a nice footpath (Photo 3) before an urban walk to end at Bracknell train station....

Martin Ellis

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Crowthorne to Bracknell (Crobra 1) review. To the left is the extensive Transport Research Laboratory and, to the right, the western edge of Bracknell Forest (Photo 1)....

Martin Ellis

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Note: I walked the route Bracknell to Wokingham. The route begins at Bracknell Station. I walked the route at 4pm Friday, so I can only hope the road is quieter at other times!...

Martin Ellis

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The route follows quiet cycle paths (red route) and residential areas into the forest....

v199629

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Bracknell and Wokingham have been approaching each other for some time which means any route between them leads mainly through urban spaces....

Petr Sadilek

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Wokingham—Bracknell

Derick Rethans added Wokbra two, a new walk from Wokingham to Bracknell

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Bracknell—Ascot

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

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Bracknell

John Olive surveyed Bracknell

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Bracknell—Ascot

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

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Bracknell—Camberley

Petr Sadilek added Bracam two, a new walk from Bracknell to Camberley

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Starting from Bracknell station, this route leads through leafy residential area of Hermans Water and Crown Wood. Once the route reaches the Look out center at the edge of Bracknell it continues as one would expect in the direction of Camberley....

Petr Sadilek

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Crossing over Nine Mile Ride is dangerous - there are traffic lights just to the east, which would be a better crossing. Walking through Swinley Forest is nice, but difficult to navigate as there are numerous paths and rides that are not signposted, so need to either be naturally good at directions or have gps. Agree that finishing point in dead area of Lightwater odd when the route goes close to Bagshot with a bus stop, shops, pubs etc...

Stevie

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The route follows quiet footpaths in both Bracknell and Lightwater and the middle part leads through the Swinley forest where there is plenty of opportunities to sit down on a log or in a shielded spot....

Petr Sadilek

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The only stretch of road where it's necessary to walk on the verge of a road with fast traffic is Drift Road but the route takes a turn off very quickly....

Petr Sadilek

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I'm not sure if weekdays are different but on Saturday, when I was walking there, gates in front and back of the farm were closed and the only option was to climb it. If a by-pass was suggested in the case the gates are closed I'd recommend this route....

Petr Sadilek

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From Bracknell the walk is a fairly mundane walk along pavements through industrial estates of West Bracknell. After that, going out of town, it is along busy narrow country roads with no pavement or street lights. Not a suitable route for walking...

Stevie

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Bracknell—Maidenhead

SofaJockey added Bramai two, a new walk from Bracknell to Maidenhead

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The route passes Frost Folly park and goes through Braywick Nature Reserve....

SofaJockey

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Twyford (Wokingham)—Bracknell

David Sanderson added Twybra two, a new walk from Twyford (Wokingham) to Bracknell

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My only word of caution is to watch out not just for passing vehicles in the last stretch along Bracknell road down to Crowthorne but also cyclists who also ride on the pavement right next to the busy road....

Petr Sadilek

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The weak point is when walkers approach Wokingham esp....

Petr Sadilek

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The whole route is on excellent paths, almost all with lighting. The noise and traffic of the southern part of the route is made up for by the pleasant design of the paths into Bracknell. The photos show (1) the route to the underpass under the A322 (2) The construction of a new pedestrian crossing at the Golden Retriever and (3) the roundabout coming out of Crowthorne with fast traffic and poor visibility....

KenPerrett

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SofaJockey surveyed Bramai one

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The summary is that I don't think this route should be verified as it contains 3 sections with gated/private paths/roads, includes a long stretch down a fast road with uneven verges and misses two further opportunities for pleasant alternative walks off-road. Crossing York Road, the footpath follows the ‘Green Way’ until it tunnels under the railway line and soon arrives at Stafferton Way. The route recommends continuing along the footpath to Hibbert Road, but this leaves you on a road with a blind bend and no verge to speak of. It would be much better for the route to instead continue to follow the signposted ‘Green Way’ though the park, reaching Hibbert Road at the Braywick car park. Hibbert Road soon brings you to the main Braywick Road and passing the Esso towards Holyport. The marked route takes you on a non-connecting cut-through down a private road. Passing the roundabout you’re then walking the Ascot Road south. A narrow pavement (~60cm) on the Ascot Road takes you towards Holyport Green. Moneyrow Green is pleasant enough rural housing, but to increase ‘off-road’ walking, there’s a preferable ‘Primrose Lane’ bridleway. Emerging onto Forest Green Road, there’s a firm bridleway a few paces along the road, ‘Blackbird Lane’. ‘Blackbird Lane’ is a nicely surfaced bridleway heading down towards Drift Road. Drift Road is a straight and fast road with narrow unstable verges unsuitable for easy walking. It would be much better to cut East towards Hogoak Lane, negating most of the need to travel Drift Road, but that’s not the route we’re on. The 0.6 mile up-hill stretch of Drift Road is no fun at all. The subsequent route is along a farm road (Hawthorn Road. Instead we continue south along Weller’s Lane, meeting up with the route again at a small park, ‘Frost’s Folly’. Weller’s Lane narrows to a single track, but there’s little traffic to dodge bar the occasional car and tractor. Continuing south down Weller’s Lane, we head west along Westhatch Lane, to find our route south blocked by a gate and a farm that clearly intends not be a through-route. A short stretch through Warfield along the busier Warfield Street and Forest Road brings us to the next footpath heading south. Crossing the roundabout on Harvest Ride, we continue south on the Quelm Lane footpath....

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Bracknell—Camberley

Slow Ways added Bracam one, a new walk from Bracknell to Camberley

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Bracknell—Lightwater

Slow Ways added Bralig one, a new walk from Bracknell to Lightwater

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Bracknell—Maidenhead

Slow Ways added Bramai one, a new walk from Bracknell to Maidenhead

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Crowthorne—Bracknell

Slow Ways added Crobra one, a new walk from Crowthorne to Bracknell

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Wokingham—Bracknell

Slow Ways added Wokbra one, a new walk from Wokingham to Bracknell

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Bracknell, Wed 28 February

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Bracknell’s Slow Ways starting point

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SU8691868976

Lat / Lon

51.41315° / -0.75157°

Easting / Northing

486,918E / 168,976N

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Facilities

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