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Farnborough

Hampshire


Slow Ways linking Farnborough and Aldershot, Ash Vale, Blackwater, Brookwood, Fleet, Frimley

England / Hampshire / Farnborough

Farnborough’s six Slow Ways are 58% checked

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

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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.

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Walk to Farnborough from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Aldershot—Farnborough
Aldfar one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 38m Descent 60m
Aldershot—Farnborough
Aldfar two

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Blackwater—Farnborough
Blafar one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 38m Descent 29m
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 -
Farnborough—Brookwood
Farbro one Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 68m Descent 86m
Farnborough—Frimley
Farfri one Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 23m Descent 28m
Farnborough—Frimley
Farfri two

Double check Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Fleet—Farnborough
Fleefar one Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 35m Descent 50m

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Collective progress

64% of Farnborough’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

11/11

reviewed

5/11

surveyed

1/11

verified

11 people have contributed to Farnborough’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Farnborough

69km out of 69km have been walked and reviewed

132km of reviews have been shared in Farnborough

Latest Updates

Some busy roads to walk along but with footpaths....

Vicky Widlake

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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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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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The only spot where I was a bit uncertain was the sharp turn from Rectory Road in Farnborough. It is rather concealed....

Petr Sadilek

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Frequently Waterlogged and muddy between coleford bridge road and kebur, virtually impassable...

David

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

David

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The Church Path becomes very muddy so better stick to Highgate Lane to the A325 pedestrian crossing....

David

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

David

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Obviously not the most direct route and in my opinion, given the Blackwater Valley Path runs along the very busy, polluted and noisy A331 there is very little advantage to using this. Better follow the pedestrian and cycle paths around the airfield, Shoe Lane and Basingstoke Canal if you are looking for greenspaces on your journey....

David

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Road walk.Easy and safe. Took me about 1hr 10 mins...

John

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Great to get from one point to the other, but little of interest if wanting to get into nature. There is a longer but much more pleasant route along the A331....

Duffnut

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I would use route one if time is allowed as this route mainly follows a busy main road (wide pavement with cycle lane on one side). It is not the easiest to cross the roundabout on Hawley lane as on one side the pedestrian is not traffic lights controlled....

v199629

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alandavidhenry surveyed Farbro one

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alandavidhenry surveyed Farash three

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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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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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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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Does lose a star for road noise though the busy A331 runs alongside for most of the way. Quite an easy walk gentle hill near Farnborough station, but nothing to worry about....

Duffnut

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Farnborough—Frimley

PaulaZ added Farfri two, a new walk from Farnborough to Frimley

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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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Graham Field surveyed Fleefar one

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Route with some pleasant walking along the baskingstoke canal and Southwood woodland. There is a lot of walking beside roads....

Graham Field

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Graham Field surveyed Farfri one

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This path has an accessibility route along the Blackwater Valley path, which is made up of generally compacted surface with some gravel in places. The route is generally level with some rises over the A331 road bridge and the approach to Frimley station. The Farnborough road can be crossed at a pedestrian crossing....

Graham Field

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Graham Field surveyed Blafar one

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This route was walked from Blackwater Station to Farnborough Station, and follows part of the Blackwater Valley Path, before turning off into Farnborough....

Graham Field

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jimmy.neale surveyed Fleefar one

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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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Aldershot—Farnborough

mark added Aldfar two, a new walk from Aldershot to Farnborough

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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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Farnborough—Ash Vale

mark added Farash three, a new walk from Farnborough to 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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Access easy, the only bit wheelchair users may struggle with is the railway crossing at Farnborough North station but there is normally someone there who mans the crossing....

ramblingphotographer

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Aldershot—Farnborough

Slow Ways added Aldfar one, a new walk from Aldershot to Farnborough

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Blackwater—Farnborough

Slow Ways added Blafar one, a new walk from Blackwater to Farnborough

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Farnborough—Brookwood

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

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Farnborough—Frimley

Slow Ways added Farfri one, a new walk from Farnborough to Frimley

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Fleet—Farnborough

Slow Ways added Fleefar one, a new walk from Fleet to Farnborough

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Farnborough’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU8686756007

Lat / Lon

51.29657° / -0.75546°

Easting / Northing

486,867E / 156,007N

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