Connect Brentwood with Slow Ways

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Slow Ways linking Brentwood and Basildon, Billericay, Chipping Ongar, Romford, Stapleford Tawney, West Horndon

Great Britain / Essex / Brentwood

Brentwood’s six Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Brentwood’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Brentwood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Brebas one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 97m Descent 172m
Brebil one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 89m Descent 63m
Brentwood—West Horndon
Brewes one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 136m Descent 40m
Chipping Ongar—Brentwood
Chibre one Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 78m Descent 131m
Rombre one Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 78m Descent 169m
Stapleford Tawney—Brentwood
Stabre one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 176m Descent 135m

Collective progress

46% of Brentwood’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









4 people have contributed to Brentwood’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Brentwood

55km out of 72km have been walked and reviewed

55km of reviews have been shared in Brentwood

Latest Updates

Stapleford Tawney as being removed as a node and Stapleford Abbotts added. The new route will be Stapleford Abbotts - Brentwood....

Slow Ways Cristie

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After downloading the gpx file and uploading it to OS Maps we followed the route in reverse as the gpx route went from Brentwood to Romford. The first part of the walk is along straight residentials roads for approx 2 miles from Romford station, past Gidea Park and towards Hornchurch where the road meets a dual carriageway (A127). There appears to be footpaths on the map that take you into Tyler's common but these were overgrown and inaccessible when we walked the route so we had to walk along the road for a while. At the end of Nags Head Lane you turn right onto Brook Street which continues onto London road towards Brentwood passing some shops and pubs. The route takes you right at Westwood Avenue through a residential area via Brentwood station and then back towards the town center. After passing the station and walking up the hill on Queens Road, the route takes you left onto at Thomas road....

Carla Khouri

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Carla Khouri took this photo on Rombre one

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The intention behind this route is inviting: walk from Brentwood to West Horndon utilising pleasant woodland leading to a local, well known Country Park which you then walk the length of. Unfortunately the connection between the top of Thorndon Country Park and West Horndon requires you to cross the busy A127 Southend Arterial Road which is very far from being safe and, as such, something we did not attempt....

Stephen Mayo

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The route becomes more urban when approaching town but very quiet through Hutton mount....


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Enjoyable walk that minimises road walking until arriving in Brentwood and takes in different terrains en route....

Stephen Mayo

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Penny Patterson surveyed Brentwood

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Slow Ways added Brebas one, a new walk from Brentwood to Basildon

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Slow Ways added Brebil one, a new walk from Brentwood to Billericay

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Brentwood—West Horndon

Slow Ways added Brewes one, a new walk from Brentwood to West Horndon

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Chipping Ongar—Brentwood

Slow Ways added Chibre one, a new walk from Chipping Ongar to Brentwood

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Slow Ways added Rombre one, a new walk from Romford to Brentwood

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Stapleford Tawney—Brentwood

Slow Ways added Stabre one, a new walk from Stapleford Tawney to Brentwood

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Brentwood, Sun 11 June


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Brentwood’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

51.62098° / 0.30449°

Easting / Northing

559,627E / 193,866N


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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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