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Tadley

Hampshire


Slow Ways linking Tadley and Aldermaston Wharf, Basingstoke, Bramley, Kingsclere, Reading, Spencers Wood, Thatcham

England / Hampshire / Tadley

Tadley’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Tadley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Kingsclere—Tadley
Kintad one Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 120m Descent 122m
Kingsclere—Tadley
Kintad two Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 104m Descent 105m
Tadley—Aldermaston Wharf
Tadald one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 19m Descent 65m
Tadley—Aldermaston Wharf
Tadald two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Tadley—Basingstoke
Tadbas one

Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 131m Descent 123m
Tadley—Bramley
Tadbra one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Tadley—Reading
Tadrea one Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 124m Descent 181m
Tadley—Spencers Wood
Tadspe one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 89m Descent 130m
Thatcham—Tadley
Thatad one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 123m Descent 146m

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Collective progress

50% of Tadley’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

8/9

reviewed

1/9

surveyed

0/9

verified

4 people have contributed to Tadley’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Tadley

96km out of 107km have been walked and reviewed

157km of reviews have been shared in Tadley

Latest Updates

The route out of Tadley crosses Tadley Common (Photo 1). The Slow Way crosses the canal via a lifting bridge, and ends at Aldermaston Wharf train station....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Tadbra one

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A pleasant walk from Tadley, across Pamber Forest, and then lanes and woodland into Bramley. The route passes through woodland, there were plenty of bluebells out in April; and along quiet lanes (Photos 5 & 6)....

Martin Ellis

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Tadley—Bramley

Berkshire Walker pledged to walk Tadbra one

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This Slow Ways route connecting Tadley and Aldermaston Wharf is a safer alternative to Tadald One, avoiding dangerous walking on roads at Padworth Common. Unfortunately the bridge over the canal at Aldermaston Wharf was closed for repair so I had to divert on alternative rights of way to rejoin the route at Padworth Church, but the bridge will reopen in March 2024....

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Berkshire Walker surveyed Tadald two

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Tadley—Aldermaston Wharf

Berkshire Walker added Tadald two, a new walk from Tadley to Aldermaston Wharf

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I agree with the previous reviewer that although this is mostly a pleasant route, the section of road walking on the fast and busy Reading Road is too dangerous for this to be an acceptable addition to the network. I will upload an alternative route using off road option and quiet lanes to by pass the dangerous road....

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Tadley—Bramley

danravenellison added Tadbra one, a new walk from Tadley to Bramley

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Tadley—Reading

Berkshire Walker pledged to walk Tadrea one

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A straightforward walk south through woodland and fields, but bookended with urban stretches. There is then an excellent walk through the SW corner of the extensive Pamber Forest (Photo 1). There’s a break point at The Plough Inn (Photo 3) at Little London....

Martin Ellis

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The first section of the Slow Way, from Tadley to Silchester, follows the same route as Tadley to Reading (see Tadrea 1): through woods, by The Pelican pub in Pamber Heath, and across Silchester Common (Photo 1). The footpath follows ‘The Devil’s Highway’: the Roman road between Silchester and Londinium (Photo 4). The final approach into Spencers Wood is along a wooded footpath (Photo 10)....

Martin Ellis

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Kingsclere to Tadley (Kintad 1) review. A Hampshire Slow Way through woods past a nature reserve, followed by country lanes. The route briefly joins the Brenda Parker Way (a long-distance path across Hampshire) through woods; but soon turns south at the corner of the Ashford Hill nature reserve (Photo 2). The route southwest towards Kingsclere alternates between wide footpaths past fields and woods, and tarmacked lanes (Photos 3 & 4)....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Kintad one

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A short route in North Hampshire from Tadley to the Kennet & Avon canal at Aldermaston Wharf. Unfortunately, there is then a section of the Reading Road at the southern perimeter of the Aldermaston M.O.D. The route continues north along a quiet tarmacked lane (Photo 3). Finally, the route crosses the Kennet & Avon canal to end at Aldermaston Wharf station....

Martin Ellis

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A ramble through North Hampshire along footpaths, the Brenda Parker Way, and across a nature reserve. The Slow Way then joins The Brenda Parker Way: a long-distance path across Hampshire. The real gem of this Slow Way is the Ashford Hill Nature Reserve (Photos 8 & 9). The Slow Way then leaves the Brenda Parker Way for a more direct route into Tadley....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Thatad one

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Shortly after leaving Tadley Post Office the route turns right off Mount Pleasant. Towards the bottom of the hill the route turns right into pastures, passing round some houses before coming out on the A339....

Barry Dale

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To break down the three-star rating: I would give Tadley to Burghfield Common a solid four stars, and the walk into Reading from Burghfield Common just two stars. The route from Tadley crosses a wooded common (Photo 1) and through Pamber Heath, past The Pelican pub. The walk follows the Silchester Trail (Photo 3) to skirt the NW corner of Silchester Roman town. The Reading Road (Photo 9) has a narrow pavement and this was overgrown with brambles on my walk, requiring me to step out into the busy road....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Tadrea one

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Shortly after leaving Tadley Post Office the route turns right off Mount Pleasant. Towards the bottom of the hill the route turns right into pastures, passing round some houses before coming out on the A339....

Barry Dale

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The rest of the route is cross country with the last 1.25 miles on pavement through Tadley....

Barry Dale

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It's not exactly safe (#1) or off road (#5) for about 30% of the walk. So keep to the footpath on the right of the main road until you reach the Pamber Green sign, then cross....

David Albin

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Kingsclere—Tadley

Slow Ways added Kintad one, a new walk from Kingsclere to Tadley

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Kingsclere—Tadley

Slow Ways added Kintad two, a new walk from Kingsclere to Tadley

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Tadley—Aldermaston Wharf

Slow Ways added Tadald one, a new walk from Tadley to Aldermaston Wharf

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Tadley—Basingstoke

Slow Ways added Tadbas one, a new walk from Tadley to Basingstoke

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Tadley—Reading

Slow Ways added Tadrea one, a new walk from Tadley to Reading

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Tadley—Spencers Wood

Slow Ways added Tadspe one, a new walk from Tadley to Spencers Wood

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Thatcham—Tadley

Slow Ways added Thatad one, a new walk from Thatcham to Tadley

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Tadley, Thu 20 June

22°

Sunny day

Tadley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU5990362061

Lat / Lon

51.35447° / -1.14113°

Easting / Northing

459,903E / 162,061N

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