Slough

Berkshire


Slow Ways linking Slough and Beaconsfield, Eton, Gerrards Cross, Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead), Iver, Maidenhead

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Slough’s six Slow Ways: 71%

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 3/6
and surveyed: 2/6

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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 Slough from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Beaconsfield—Slough
Beaslo one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 82m Descent 150m
Beaconsfield—Slough
Beaslo two Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Eton—Slough
Etoslo one Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 21m Descent 11m
Maidenhead—Slough
Maislo one Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 32m Descent 28m
Maidenhead—Slough
Maislo two Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 88m Descent 84m
Maidenhead—Slough
Maislo three Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 76m Descent 73m
Slough—Gerrards Cross
Sloger one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 113m Descent 57m
Slough—Gerrards Cross
Sloger two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Slough—Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)
Slohor one Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 40m Descent 29m
Slough—Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)
Slohor two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi 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

58% of Slough’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

11/12

reviewed

2/12

surveyed

3/12

verified

12 people have contributed to Slough’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Slough

116km out of 125km have been walked and reviewed

265km of reviews have been shared in Slough

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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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As the previous reviewer said, the Slough section is rather mundane running along the back lanes, but at least it’s away from the main road. The walk to and from Beaconsfield is roughly 1.5 hours and predominantly off road with the exception of a short element at the top of Burnham Beeches, which needs to be handled with a little care during the school run or rush hour....

Phil Dolphin

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Down a busy main road from Slough station (although you could follow the cycle path signs down quieter streets and still end up on the Jubilee Rive Way) to the cycle path alongside the Jubilee river. At the Slough end glimpses of the river are rare through the dense riverside hedging, but the compacted gravel path is generally easy going, and even after recent torrential rain there was little mud and the puddles were shallow, this path is good for wheels, flat without gradients, but not always smooth....

Strider

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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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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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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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Beaconsfield—Slough

Derick Rethans added Beaslo two, a new walk from Beaconsfield to Slough

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Has access issues, will create a new route....

Derick Rethans

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For most of the walk along this road, there is a footpath separated from the road by (many) trees. After crossing Beaconsfield road, there is a little bit more lane walking before you need to find a footpath that gets you out onto Farnham Park....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Beaslo two

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The walk out of Slough is pretty dreadful, with a busy road....

Derick Rethans

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The first is when you turn off Harehatch Lane and are meant to turn right, but that gate is locked with no way through, and appears to be private....

Ianschagen

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As a leisure route the Slough to Datchet part works well, and there’s good links to Eton and Windsor by this routing too. I have also enjoyed walking Slough to Sunnymeads (and vv) using this route, including the path across Datchet Common, as far as the footpath which turns off the Horton Road towards the railway just past the pumping station....

Jane Taylor

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Strangely the route doesn't start/end at the Maidenhead Railway station but the station is only 1km away from the start which is outside the beautiful Maidenhead library....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Maislo three

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Slough—Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Jane Taylor added Slohor two, a new walk from Slough to Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)

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I enjoyed this Slow Way; you might look at the route and think ‘what is that bulge for, why not just go straight along the road?’, but the bulgy bit along the Jubilee River and across the famous ‘playing fields of Eton’ is lovely and tranquil....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Etoslo one

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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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The next section passes the rowing centre at Dorney, which was a venue in the 2012 Olympic Games. Highly recommend this route if you want a quiet entry to/exit from Maidenhead....

Jane Taylor

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Maidenhead—Slough

Jane Taylor added Maislo three, a new walk from Maidenhead to Slough

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Easy to follow and easy walking along the Jubilee River. Inevitably quite a lot of town walking at either end. It was a national cycle route so the path was accessible....

Phil Edwards

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It’s still straightforward to follow and you’re almost always in sight of water, so it really was quite pleasant and lovely walking....

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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Good route along the Jubilee River. Some town walking which cannot be avoided....

se71

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The detour across fields and along the river will be nice in the daytime, but dark and unlit at night, when you'd be best to stick to Slough Road I think....

se71

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It is a fair bit of walking though, so my recommendation would be start early....

mustardandmargarita

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The route diverts to walk off-road alongside playing fields (it is Eton) and along the Jubilee River, though the final section up the hill into Slough along a main road is pretty much what it is and can't really be improved....

SofaJockey

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SofaJockey took this photo on Etoslo one

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I've given 'yes' verification because the route isn't broken (it works) but it's hardly what Slow Ways is all about and adds nothing to what Google Maps would serve up to drive from Maidenhead to Slough....

SofaJockey

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Maidenhead—Slough

SofaJockey added Maislo two, a new walk from Maidenhead to Slough

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It's a modern river (1990's) so it's not a mature walk by any means, but it's a nice alternative to the main road through Slough Trading Estate. The path under the motorway could be flooded when the river is at a high level....

SofaJockey

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Slough

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Slough—Iver

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

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Beaconsfield—Slough

Slow Ways added Beaslo one, a new walk from Beaconsfield to Slough

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Eton—Slough

Slow Ways added Etoslo one, a new walk from Eton to Slough

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Maidenhead—Slough

Slow Ways added Maislo one, a new walk from Maidenhead to Slough

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Slough—Gerrards Cross

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

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Slough—Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Slow Ways added Slohor one, a new walk from Slough to Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)

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Slough’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU9781680136

Lat / Lon

51.51170° / -0.59183°

Easting / Northing

497,816E / 180,136N

Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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