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Slow Ways linking South Harefield and Gerrards Cross, Harrow, Northwood, Rickmansworth, Uxbridge

England / Greater London / South Harefield

South Harefield’s five Slow Ways are 100% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 5/5
and surveyed: 5/5

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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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Slow Way Route To do
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 -
South Harefield—Harrow
Souhar one Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 105m Descent 86m
South Harefield—Rickmansworth
Souric one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 23m Descent 22m
South Harefield—Northwood
Soutnor one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 76m Descent 102m
South Harefield—Uxbridge
Souuxb one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 25m Descent 20m

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Collective progress

92% of South Harefield’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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surveyed

5/6

verified

7 people have contributed to South Harefield’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in South Harefield

51km out of 51km have been walked and reviewed

143km of reviews have been shared in South Harefield

Latest Updates

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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A mix of roads (mostly suburban, the road into S. Harefield at the end is the only hard core one), woods and parks. It’s easy to get lost in the woods, so make sure you are equipped to get back on track with gpx and battery; or map and compass....

Jane Taylor

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There is the (from South to North): Uxbridge Alderglade nature reserve, Denham Country Park (with visitor centre), Denham Lock Woods (broad walk closed for replacement at time of my writing), Frays Meadow, Harefield Place Nature Reserve and Denham Quarry Woodlands. You then follow the canal path and at the very steep bridge the slow way route follows the Colne Valley path through the Denham Quarry Woods....

Aamwalk

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Almost the full length of this route is along the Grand Union Canal, which was quiet, and pleasant, and the colours in the trees just started to turn....

Derick Rethans

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I walked this on a sunny warm autumn afternoon, from Uxbridge to South Harefield. It's easy to follow, and pretty much straight....

Derick Rethans

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A short walk from the Dolphin chippy is the Grand Union Canal. A lovely walk, easy to navigate, lots to see, boats, wildlife, 'arty' stuff....

Strider

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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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Gerrards Cross—South Harefield

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

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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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It started off with a few residential streets in Northwood, but then it crosses a gold course (watch out for balls!) before it starts following the Hillingdon Trail for a while through Ruislips Wood....

Derick Rethans

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You then follow the Grand Union Canal/ CV trail/ London Loop signs all the way to Uxbridge along the canal tow path....

Strider

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After a short bit of road it is woods for a while, round Bayhurst woods, keeping the fields in view to one side, the Ruislip Woods with beech, oak and old coppiced hornbeam....

Strider

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Again across a road into Bayhurst Wood, muddy paths, and open woods....

Strider

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Quite muddy in parts and not suitable for road bikes or mobility, most walkers will enjoy this one, but be sure to bring your boots!...

seand

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This is a beautiful and easy to follow route, which runs mostly through woodland and green spaces....

Gilgul

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Public transport connections at Rickmansworth tube (metropolitan line) and then West Ruislip (central line) is 5km further walking from the South Harefield end. Refreshments at Jack's Mill Cafe looked good....

peperkoekdame

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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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South Harefield—Harrow

Slow Ways added Souhar one, a new walk from South Harefield to Harrow

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South Harefield—Rickmansworth

Slow Ways added Souric one, a new walk from South Harefield to Rickmansworth

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South Harefield—Northwood

Slow Ways added Soutnor one, a new walk from South Harefield to Northwood

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South Harefield—Uxbridge

Slow Ways added Souuxb one, a new walk from South Harefield to Uxbridge

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South Harefield’s Slow Ways starting point

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TQ0538788941

Lat / Lon

51.58948° / -0.48013°

Easting / Northing

505,387E / 188,941N

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