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Berkshire Way - Wokingham to The Look Out
Trees
Trees at The Look Out

This is the twelfth part of the Berkshire Way - a special walk put together by BBC Berkshire - that takes in some of the best sights across the county from West to East...

SEE ALSO

Click the links below for detailed maps of this walk

Map 1 - Wokingham to Chapel Green

Map 2 - Chapel Green to Heathfield

Map 3 - Heathfield to Circle Hill

Map 4 - Circle Hill to The Devil's Highway

Map 5 - The Devil's Highway to The Look Out

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BBC Berkshire Way Index

BBC BERKSHIRE WALKING AND SAFETY

BBC Berkshire Outdoors

FACTS

Wokingham District Council
manages 10 countryside sites throughout the Wokingham
District ranging from 2
large Country Parks to small
pockets of woodland.
The Service is also
responsible for the
management of the 143 miles
(230 Km) of Public Rights of Way
in the District.

The Countryside Service
runs a variety of events
throughout the year from
bat walks to basket making
which appeal to all ages and
a variety of interests. Indoor
events are usually held in
the Loddon Room at Dinton
Pastures. Outdoor events
may be on the parks or
reserves, or out in the wider countryside. Enquiries
and bookings for any of
these activities can be made
by contacting the Countryside
Service at Dinton Pastures
Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst. Telephone (0118) 934 2016. countryside@wokingham.gov.uk

SOURCE: Wokingham District
Council.

 

 

WEB LINKS

Wokingham District Council

The Ramblers' Association

National Trust

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THE WALK
Distance: 7.25 miles
Grid reference at start: SU809688
Time: 3 hours
Going: Easy.
Parking: The start, at The Paddocks car park in central Wokingham, the finish, at The Look Out main car park.
BBC BERKSHIRE WALKING AND SAFETY
Map

Begin 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.

Turn right, heading towards Wokingham town centre.

Where the road forks, bear right into Broad Street.

Wokingham Town Hall
Wokingham Town Hall

Continue following the road, passing the Post Office on your right, and when you reach the Town Hall, turn right into Denmark Street.

Follow 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.

At the next roundabout, take the second left, towards Sandhurst and Camberley, looking out for the Carnival Leisure Park on your right.

Follow the road, walking under the railway bridge.

Just before you reach the Tesco roundabout, take the footpath on your left.

Trees
Much of this walk is through forest.

Follow the footpath and as you see the stables on your left, continue on the footpath, which bears right in between two paddocks.

Follow the path out of the stable yard and onto a tarmac path.

When you reach the entrance to Lucas Hospital on your left, continue to follow the tarmac road, turning sharp right.

Look for West Lodge on your left and the private entrance to Ludgrove School. Cross over the road here, past a metal gate, taking the byway southwards.

Once on the path, if you look to your right, you can see the railway line to Camberley.

Continue on the path as it takes you through an established conifer plantation and then back into a wood.

Trees
More woodland!

When 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 byway sign.

Once on the path, look out for Kimverdale cattery on your left.

As you pass Heathland Riding Centre on your right, continue following the track straight ahead.

The track comes out onto Nine Mile Ride, look ahead of you, across the road, and you'll see the footpath you need to follow.

The footpath comes out into a housing estate, cross the road (Hatch Ride), and continue straight ahead.

Look out for Wokingham Vineyard Church on your right.

As you reach the Old Wokingham Road, you'l see the Beijing Chinese Restaurant, turn right.

Pass the back of the Transport Research Laboratory on your left.

Trees
Many different paths criss-cross the forest.

At 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.

Pass the electricity sub-station on the left.

Pass a public car park on the left.

Broadmoor High Security Hospital can be seen through the trees on your right.

The Look Out
The Look Out is a great place to walk, cycle or just enjoy the countryside.

Follow the path with the powerlines on your right.

Where 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.

Look ahead of you and you'll see the underpass.

You've now joined the Three Castles Trail.

Follow the path under the underpass and look for the sign for Swinley Forest on your right.

The powerlines are now on your right.

Continue through the green metal gates and up the hill, with the powerlines on your right.

Follow the signs straight ahead to The Look Out.

When the powerlines swing round to the right and several tracks meet, take the second left track, signposted to The Look Out.

Where 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.

You've completed

Part Twelve of the Berkshire Way

Well Done!

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