Grid reference at start: SU809688
Time: 3 hours
Parking: The start, at The Paddocks car park in central
Wokingham, the finish, at The Look Out main car park.
BERKSHIRE WALKING AND SAFETY
this walk at The Paddocks car park in Wokingham, leaving the car
park in a Northerly direction, walking through the car park of the
Council offices and out to Shute End Road.
right, heading towards Wokingham town centre.
the road forks, bear right into Broad Street.
following the road, passing the Post Office on your right, and when
you reach the Town Hall, turn right into Denmark Street.
the road away from the town centre, and when you reach the mini-roundabout
with The Duke's Head pub ahead of you, go straight over towards
Sandhurst and Camberley.
the next roundabout, take the second left, towards Sandhurst and
Camberley, looking out for the Carnival Leisure Park on your right.
the road, walking under the railway bridge.
before you reach the Tesco roundabout, take the footpath on your
of this walk is through forest.
the footpath and as you see the stables on your left, continue on
the footpath, which bears right in between two paddocks.
the path out of the stable yard and onto a tarmac path.
you reach the entrance to Lucas Hospital on your left, continue
to follow the tarmac road, turning sharp right.
for West Lodge on your left and the private entrance to Ludgrove
School. Cross over the road here, past a metal gate, taking the
on the path, if you look to your right, you can see the railway
line to Camberley.
on the path as it takes you through an established conifer plantation
and then back into a wood.
you meet the road, look straight across the road and you will see
that the path continues. Cross over and continue to follow the public
on the path, look out for Kimverdale cattery on your left.
you pass Heathland Riding Centre on your right, continue following
the track straight ahead.
track comes out onto Nine Mile Ride, look ahead of you, across the
road, and you'll see the footpath you need to follow.
footpath comes out into a housing estate, cross the road (Hatch
Ride), and continue straight ahead.
out for Wokingham Vineyard Church on your right.
you reach the Old Wokingham Road, you'l see the Beijing Chinese
Restaurant, turn right.
the back of the Transport Research Laboratory on your left.
different paths criss-cross the forest.
the roundabout, take the second left, following the path into the
woods, past White Cottage on your right. If you look to your left,
you will see a sign that says Devil's Highway hidden in the undergrowth.
the electricity sub-station on the left.
a public car park on the left.
High Security Hospital can be seen through the trees on your right.
Look Out is a great place to walk, cycle or just enjoy the countryside.
the path with the powerlines on your right.
several tracks cross, follow the sign that says Public right of
way, road used as public path, and the powerlines should now be
on your left.
ahead of you and you'll see the underpass.
now joined the Three Castles Trail.
the path under the underpass and look for the sign for Swinley Forest
on your right.
powerlines are now on your right.
through the green metal gates and up the hill, with the powerlines
on your right.
the signs straight ahead to The Look Out.
the powerlines swing round to the right and several tracks meet,
take the second left track, signposted to The Look Out.
two tracks cross, continue to follow the signs to The Look Out until
you reach the main car park, the finish point for this walk.
Part Twelve of the Berkshire Way
Way Part Thirteen