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Gerrards Cross

Buckinghamshire


Slow Ways linking Gerrards Cross and Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chorleywood, Iver, Rickmansworth, Slough, South Harefield, Uxbridge

England / Buckinghamshire / Gerrards Cross

Gerrards Cross’s eight Slow Ways are 69% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 3/8
and surveyed: 3/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Amersham—Gerrards Cross
Ameger one Verify me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 59m Descent 122m
Beaconsfield—Gerrards Cross
Beager one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 96m Descent 83m
Beaconsfield—Gerrards Cross
Beager two Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 84m Descent 96m
Gerrards Cross—Chorleywood
Gercho one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 154m Descent 157m
Gerrards Cross—Chorleywood
Gercho two Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Gerrards Cross—Iver
Gerive one Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 69m Descent 118m
Gerrards Cross—Rickmansworth
Gerric one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 61m Descent 99m
Gerrards Cross—Rickmansworth
Gerric two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Gerrards Cross—South Harefield
Gersou one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 103m Descent 64m
Gerrards Cross—South Harefield
Gersou two Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Gerrards Cross—Uxbridge
Geruxb one

Double check Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 35m Descent 80m
Gerrards Cross—Uxbridge
Geruxb two

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Gerrards Cross—Uxbridge
Geruxb three

Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Slough—Gerrards Cross
Sloger one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 113m Descent 57m
Slough—Gerrards Cross
Sloger two Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

67% of Gerrards Cross’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

15/15

drawn

15/15

reviewed

7/15

surveyed

3/15

verified

12 people have contributed to Gerrards Cross’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

7 people have surveyed a route in Gerrards Cross

157km out of 157km have been walked and reviewed

319km of reviews have been shared in Gerrards Cross

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I did splash through it but it was above mid-calf level and I wasn’t sure whether it’d be similar further on (thankfully it wasn’t)....

Andrew

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This is a mostly flat walk from Gerrards Cross to Amersham. Come out of the station approach road, turn left and turn immediately left into a small road between two shops and then follow a footpath. You turn walk along pavement through residential roads before having to cross a road. You then reach the main road, which you have to cross and then go into Stratton Chase Drive which eventually leads onto a footpath (take the right hand fork). When you reach the junction with Mill Lane you have to turn left and walk left for a short time on the road before turning right onto the footpath again. Cross the road and walk left along The Broadway and turn right after the Memorial Gardens, passed St Mary’s Church over a small bridge across the river, alongside the cemetery and up the hill to the woods....

Paul COOK

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The weather was generally calm and dry; there were a couple of muddy patches (especially on the outskirts of Chorleywood) but the walk was generally easy underfoot....

lwatson

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Walked Gerrards Cross to South Harefield. Lakes and canal all the way to South Harefield. South Harefield isn’t a big place, but there are stores and some green space for a picnic, and buses to Uxbridge. My tip for refreshments is: at the junction between the canal path and the lakeside path at Troy lake, just south of West Harefield, head north alongside the canal, and just before the bridge at Coppermill Lane is a large pub and eatery, with a garden, called the Coy Carp. And - there is a handy bus to Uxbridge (via South Harefield) from a stop just up Coppermill Lane on the Harefield side of the canal. A more direct option, that doesn’t include the loop around the lakes and the canal, would be less pleasant overall, and would likely involve even more of the A412 or some other big road....

Jane Taylor

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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

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This is a lovely walk, very varied over undulating terrain with some short steep parts....

Strider

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From Slough Station the B416 takes you past shops and suburban housing, its a busy road and the pavement becomes narrower and closer to the traffic as you go out of the town. after 2km the route turns left through a narrow gate and along a narrow path. More paths across quiet farmland and the busy road is soon forgotten....

Strider

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Gerrards Cross—Chorleywood

Derick Rethans added Gercho two, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Chorleywood

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Great route, but with one impassable section. I've created Gercho 2 to fix it....

Derick Rethans

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From Chorleywood you'll need to climb a little to get onto the Common for a short stretch, and then after some walking along residential roads, you'll end up in some alley way public footpaths. After a while it is downhill towards the A413, which you have to follow for about 25 metres, before crossing the Gerrards Cross Golf Club (look out for golf balls!) and along a lake with swans, with a ford at the end...

Derick Rethans

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I walked this from Gerrards Cross to Uxbridge, on a warmish autumn afternoon. The route starts at the Tescos and after some walking along the high street you quickly cross into the nice common. Starting from Tesco there is a short high street before reaching Gerrards Cross' pleasant common. On the other side there is a short walk beside the A40 before cutting thorough a quiet 'access only' road. This exits by a bus stop and you have to cross the A40 and walk along it a bit further into Tatting End. Cross again by another bus stop, down a quiet road to a new gravel road passing through woods....

Derick Rethans

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It goes through Chalfont St Giles (Feathers pub is good for a stop) and then Chalfont St Peter....

Ianschagen

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The route goes through Jordans and touches on Seer Green, and then crosses a golf course....

Ianschagen

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The middle section is lovely, but coming out of Gerrards Cross and coming into Slough are dreadful walking along roads with fast moving cars. I've created Sloger Two which fixes the Gerrards Cross traffic section with something much nicer, similar to what Gerive one does....

Derick Rethans

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I walked this from Gerrards Cross to Slough on a warm summer morning, except for the section out of Gerrards Cross, which I walked on the same day but coming back from Iver (avoiding the busy road section in Gerrards Cross from Sloger one). At the end of that, you need to cross a busy road, followed by a fairly long slog along a busy road with a narrow path right next to a big wall, to get you into Slough....

Derick Rethans

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Slough—Gerrards Cross

Derick Rethans added Sloger two, a new walk from Slough to Gerrards Cross

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When you come out of the park there is a little road walking, with light traffic, although they can go a little fast. Once you cross Windsor Road, there are public foot paths which you follow in a big V, but you can also walk along the third leg of the triangle to shorten the route a little. After another road walking section up a hill, you end up on (the very dry) Gerrards Cross Common, and soon at your destination at the station....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Gerive one

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Gerrards Cross—Rickmansworth

Strider added Gerric two, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Rickmansworth

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There is now a Gerric Two which is similar but navigates around the blocked paths....

Strider

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Another diversion sign takes you along a quiet road before turning left into a lovely wood, steep in places. You come out near an HS2 works entrance and a walk alongside a busy road on a bark-mulched path on the verge. left again to a roundabout, cross and go down a quiet suburban road to the town centre....

Strider

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Gerrards Cross—Uxbridge

Strider added Geruxb three, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Uxbridge

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Lovely route blocked in the middle by HS2 works. Gersou2 gets around the block....

Strider

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A short section on pavements to a bridge and steps down to the canal. After a weir and just before a bridge turn right for a path between the lakes, it turns alongside, but not next to, the Denham Road....

Strider

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I walked from Gerrards Cross to Uxbridge. On the other side there is a short walk beside the A40 before cutting thorough a quiet 'access only' road. Cross again by another bus stop, down a quiet road to a new gravel road passing through woods....

Strider

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Gerrards Cross—South Harefield

Derick Rethans added Gersou two, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to South Harefield

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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....

Derick Rethans

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I've uploaded Gersou 2, which solves this with a redirection....

Derick Rethans

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Along a little bit of road (A412) the route needs to skirt around HS2 building works, but a new path has been provided and safe. On the west side of the M25 however, the path becomes narrow with nettles on one side, and a barbed wire on the other....

Derick Rethans

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Langley Park is beautiful, but the path marked on the OS map is unwalkable, partly blocked by dead-hedge to preserve the woods, and partly non-existent. Another walk in the road to fields and under the M25, another road then Bulstrode Park. This walk is mostly beautiful woods and countryside with lots to see and do, but is marred by some navigation issues and some uncomfortable road walking/crossing...

Strider

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Gerrards Cross—Uxbridge

miketalbot added Geruxb two, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Uxbridge

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This might be possible but it's 4 lanes of fast traffic and I found no easy or safe way to cross. I loaded an alternative to avoid this....

miketalbot

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Unfortunately, this route is fairly unpleasant – most of it is either on narrow footpaths next to fast roads or alongside industrial farms. At one point around the half way point the farm is undertaking serious earthwork and the footpath is non-existent, hopefully once that finishes the path will be clearer. Footpaths along the middle section are often overgrown, muddy and there is quite a bit of rubbish and flytipping along the way....

miketalbot

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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)....

Eddie

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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...

Mark Lucas

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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....

JSN2403

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In that first review I stated that a "path" (from the end of Potkiln Lane heading WNW) is blocked, barred ,........

Tom aspinall

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I tried BEAGER1 as an experiment in using Slow Ways....

Tom aspinall

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Gerrards Cross—Iver

Hevver added Gerive one, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Iver

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Amersham—Gerrards Cross

Slow Ways added Ameger one, a new walk from Amersham to Gerrards Cross

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Beaconsfield—Gerrards Cross

Slow Ways added Beager one, a new walk from Beaconsfield to Gerrards Cross

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Beaconsfield—Gerrards Cross

Slow Ways added Beager two, a new walk from Beaconsfield to Gerrards Cross

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Gerrards Cross—Chorleywood

Slow Ways added Gercho one, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Chorleywood

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Gerrards Cross—Rickmansworth

Slow Ways added Gerric one, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Rickmansworth

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Gerrards Cross—South Harefield

Slow Ways added Gersou one, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to South Harefield

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Gerrards Cross—Uxbridge

Slow Ways added Geruxb one, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Uxbridge

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Slough—Gerrards Cross

Slow Ways added Sloger one, a new walk from Slough to Gerrards Cross

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Gerrards Cross’s Slow Ways starting point

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TQ0032388686

Lat / Lon

51.58811° / -0.55328°

Easting / Northing

500,323E / 188,686N

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