Iver

Buckinghamshire


Slow Ways linking Iver and Gerrards Cross, Harlington, Hayes, Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead), Slough, Stanwell Moor, Uxbridge

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Iver’s seven Slow Ways: 71%

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 3/7
and surveyed: 3/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Gerrards Cross—Iver
Gerive one Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 69m Descent 118m
Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)—Iver
Hortive two Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 29m Descent 9m
Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)—Iver
Hortive three Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Iver—Hayes
Ivehay one

Double check Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 15m Descent 19m
Iver—Hayes
Ivehay two

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 22m Descent 26m
Iver—Hayes
Ivehay three Enjoy me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Iver—Harlington
Iverhar three Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Iver—Stanwell Moor
Iversta three Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Iver—Uxbridge
Iveruxb one Pioneer me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Iver—Uxbridge
Iveruxb two

Verify me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 29m Descent 25m
Iver—Uxbridge
Iveruxb three Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Slough—Iver
SlouIve one

Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 22m Descent 14m
Slough—Iver
SlouIve two Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -

Collective progress

62% of Iver’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

11/13

reviewed

5/13

surveyed

3/13

verified

9 people have contributed to Iver’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Iver

88km out of 100km have been walked and reviewed

208km of reviews have been shared in Iver

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The towpath wasn't too muddy, nor were the short field sections between the canal and Iver itself....

Martin McGovern

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I don't have a lot to add to the other reviews, but I would like to reiterate - Strider's review mentions a 35cm gap, which I thought couldn't be true - but it is! Thoroughly pleasant, and not too muddy when I did it (December 2022)....

Martin McGovern

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You then follow the road right (no pavement) until you turn left along Thorney Mill Road (U3 bus nearby) over Fray’s River. I walked around the left hand side of the golf course and followed the white rocks, to the right of the Colne Brook, that take you north through the golf course out to a tarmac lane through a gate (this is different to the route taken by the other reviewer (which is a bit further to the west) (This section again feels very remote) and then go left and then right following the Colne Valley Park path signs north through the wooded area along uneven dirt paths and with a number of fallen trees to go under, that then comes out (kissing gate) on the Slough spur of the Grand Union Canal where you then turn left to continue to Iver (this is covered by others) or right to West Drayton....

Aamwalk

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You reach the village of Colnbrook (buses), walk along Drift Way and then along the High Street until the junction at Budgens where you head left along mill street and then the foot path past the truckers cafe to the A4. Then into the residential Richings Park, as stated this passes the Iver station (Elizabeth line) where I finished, but is a straightforward walk if you continue into Iver....

Aamwalk

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You then follow the river through woodland, keeping left at each track junction before coming to Cricketfield Road (kissing gate). You then follow the road right (no pavement) until you turn left along Thorney Mill Road (U3 bus nearby) over Fray’s River. I walked around the left hand side of the golf course and followed the white rocks, to the right of the Colne Brook, that take you north through the golf course out to a tarmac lane through a gate (this is different to the route taken by the other reviewer (which is a bit further to the west)....

Aamwalk

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Strider surveyed SlouIve two

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Leaving the canal close to Iver the path crosses fields before a short section of busy road that cuts Iver in two....

Strider

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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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I did wonder about the tight access point to the Colne Valley biodiversity site at Stanwell Moor (see photo of brightly painted concrete blocks with narrow gap). Access: steep banks and some steps; narrow uneven footpaths; very narrow gap to enter/leave the Colne Valley biodiversity site at Stanwell Moor....

Jane Taylor

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This route starts at Slough, which isn't known for it's architecture. Luckily, most of this route is along the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal, which was a really pleasant walk, albeit it very straight for about 80% of the route....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on SlouIve two

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Iver—Stanwell Moor

Jane Taylor added Iversta three, a new walk from Iver to Stanwell Moor

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Slough—Iver

Jane Taylor added SlouIve two, a new walk from Slough to Iver

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I planned to walk this route, which is all good apart from an access problem at Slough station. There is no access to cross the railway lines (unless with a ticket to travel). I made a different start to the route which goes directly to the canal towpath, and have added to the network as SlouIve Two....

Jane Taylor

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In this case the Slough arm of the Grand Union canal will deliver you from Slough to Iver along a peaceful green corridor, with only minor irritation at either end from the car frantic outside world. A short walk away from Slough station (some of the minor irritation) is the start/end of the Slough canal....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on SlouIve two

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Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)—Iver

Jane Taylor added Hortive three, a new walk from Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead) to Iver

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I turned left to join the Colne Valley Way at Foundry Lane. The lane is used by skip trucks to go to and from a recycling centre - builders’ rubble mostly. I turned left at Thorney Lane and the last 10-15 minutes was a brisk walk along this quite busy road (no other option really) to the meeting point at Iver village....

Jane Taylor

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The slough spur of the grand union canel is much more rural than the main canel and is an interesting contrast. Various bits of interesting canel industrial heritage along the way....

Aamwalk

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As opposed to crawling under the bridge I continued left along bridal way to slough road which you can follow to Uxbridge and re join the stated route....

Aamwalk

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I would add that you can question whether you are allowed to follow the track out of Iver, due to the number of private property and cctv signs along the track, But you can. For most of the route you can easily forget you are on the edge of suburbs....

Aamwalk

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Totally recommend - one star off for a couple of unavoidable busy road sections, otherwise everything a Slow Way should be. There’s a short stretch of busy road before plunging back into more green along a golf course. Under the M25 - celebrate leaving London - then up a steep slope to the road, turn left and walk north to Iver. At this point if you want the railway station don’t walk into Iver, turn right and walk south instead....

Jane Taylor

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Iver—Harlington

Jane Taylor added Iverhar three, a new walk from Iver to Harlington

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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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This route quickly takes you out of the town center through a park, to a riverside path behind a pub and houses....

Strider

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Strider surveyed Iveruxb three

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Strider surveyed Ivehay three

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Strider surveyed Iveruxb two

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Iver—Uxbridge

Strider added Iveruxb three, a new walk from Iver to Uxbridge

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More steps to a bridge leading to a short road section before a shady path between woods and lakes with barriers for wheeled transport....

Strider

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Past some houses the path turns alongside the M25, very pretty but quite noisy. Up the other side there is a lovely riverside walk along a root-strewn path, across a road, then between the river and gardens to the General Elliott pub....

Strider

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A really pleasant combination of the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the Grand Union itself linked up by the Colne Valley Trail....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Ivehay three

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The slow way doesn’t stop at the station in Iver so after exploring Iver and the beautiful church we had to walk a little further out of the town to get to the station....

Alison Moore

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Iver—Hayes

mtormey added Ivehay three, a new walk from Iver to Hayes

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I haven’t walked this route, but the crossing of the canal just near Iver is inaccurate, and this route is therefore impassable. I’ve uploaded an alternative for Iver two (called Iver three)....

mtormey

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It’s a good route, but the last bit from the canal to Iver isn’t accurate or passable. I’ve uploaded a new route option that addresses this....

mtormey

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The canal walking is great, but there’s also some really fine woodland walking and you even go over a canal aqueduct, which is pretty cool!...

mtormey

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Slough centre is just a short walk from the train station, but you can’t walk through the station building to get there, you have to go around....

mtormey

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Lovely walk, with the exception of 30 metres where the footpath ceases to exist and it forces you to crawl under an M25 overpass. Not really recommended if you're a tall person (>1.75m). Great views of the Chilterns after that!...

bordin89

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Iver—Hayes

Pubwalker added Ivehay two, a new walk from Iver to Hayes

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Slough—Iver

Pubwalker added SlouIve one, a new walk from Slough to Iver

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Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)—Iver

Tony Parsons added Hortive two, a new walk from Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead) to Iver

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Iver—Hayes

Martin Hibbert added Ivehay one, a new walk from Iver to Hayes

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Iver—Uxbridge

Tony Parsons added Iveruxb two, a new walk from Iver to Uxbridge

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Gerrards Cross—Iver

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

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Iver—Uxbridge

Tony Parsons added Iveruxb one, a new walk from Iver to Uxbridge

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Iver, Tue 31 January

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Iver’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ0385081192

Lat / Lon

51.52011° / -0.50461°

Easting / Northing

503,850E / 181,192N

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