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Brookwood

Surrey


Slow Ways linking Brookwood and Ash Vale, Farnborough, Frimley, Guildford, Lightwater, Woking

England / Surrey / Brookwood

Brookwood’s six Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Brookwood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
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
Brookwood—Guildford
Brogui one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 100m Descent 86m
Brookwood—Woking
Browok one Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 28m Descent 44m
Brookwood—Woking
Browok two Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Farnborough—Brookwood
Farbro one Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 68m Descent 86m
Frimley—Brookwood
Fribro one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 50m Descent 61m
Lightwater—Brookwood
Ligbro three Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

52% of Brookwood’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

9/11

reviewed

2/11

surveyed

1/11

verified

10 people have contributed to Brookwood’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Brookwood

84km out of 105km have been walked and reviewed

131km of reviews have been shared in Brookwood

Latest Updates

Once the route passes Frimley Green it joins Basingstoke canal towpath. I attach a photo warning about a potential closure of the route and a another one showing a quiet stretch of the route....

Petr Sadilek

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There are swans with signets in season, usually two families join together with up to ten signets....

Mr Seamus Anderson

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Mr Seamus Anderson took this photo on Browok one

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

John

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The only sounds that accompanied me on my walk were gunshots in the nearby military shooting range...

Petr Sadilek

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Lightwater—Brookwood

Petr Sadilek added Ligbro three, a new walk from Lightwater to Brookwood

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Ash Vale—Brookwood

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

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This route has an advantage over Browok1, in that it has apparently been walked and recorded precisely with a .gpx file, whereas Browok1, as a succcession of straight lines, appears to have been created differently....

RichP

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Going along the canal, you're able to see lots of wildlife whilst also going through a few villages. However, there are quite a few small hills that could be challenging to those who can't walk, alongside the terrain which can be very muddy outside of summertime....

Tallulah P

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Almost entirely off road, flat and step free - although there are one or two points where the path is a little narrow and some mud after rain (not much). I very much enjoyed this walk on an early spring day, plenty of ducks on the water and primroses in the woods. I made this new version which is slightly amended from Browok One, and corrects a problem where it needs to be clear that the path crosses the canal....

Jane Taylor

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Brookwood—Woking

Jane Taylor added Browok two, a new walk from Brookwood to Woking

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This is a generally very good route following the Basingstoke canal towpath - but it is not drawn quite accurately enough, and at about the half way point where the towpath crosses sides, the route sent me down the wrong side of the canal, and I had to back track. I've made a new route version Browok Two which corrects this problem, and I recommend walking that one....

Jane Taylor

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The first section from Frimley utilises the Blackwater Valley path (follow the signs for Blackwater Valley Path South) which is a good flat surface but slightly muddy in places after wet weather. The next section is a surfaced path between the gravel pits (now fishing lakes) and a foot level crossing over the railway line before entering Frimley Green. After the last lock (Lock 15) at Brookwood the towpath changes sides and becomes a surfaced path all the way to Brookwood station....

Walker1

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alandavidhenry surveyed Farbro one

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alandavidhenry surveyed Ashbro two

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Brookwood

alandavidhenry surveyed Brookwood

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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....

alandavidhenry

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alandavidhenry took this photo on Ashbro two

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After walking along the footpath alongside the roads from Farnborough, the route crosses the A331 and passes the fishing lakes and through a quiet residential area to Frimley Green. From here the route was straight down the canal to Brookwood. Unfortunately after wet weather the canal towpath can bet quite muddy so take some waterproof footwear....

alandavidhenry

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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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Excellent direct route following the Basingstoke Canal along very smooth paved towpath....

Philipj8

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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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Brookwood

Jamiew surveyed Brookwood

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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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Frimley—Brookwood

F Berry added Fribro one, a new walk from Frimley to Brookwood

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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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Brookwood—Guildford

Slow Ways added Brogui one, a new walk from Brookwood to Guildford

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Brookwood—Woking

Slow Ways added Browok one, a new walk from Brookwood to Woking

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Farnborough—Brookwood

Slow Ways added Farbro one, a new walk from Farnborough to Brookwood

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Brookwood, Mon 22 April

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Brookwood’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU9516656957

Lat / Lon

51.30379° / -0.63622°

Easting / Northing

495,166E / 156,957N

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Facilities

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

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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