Grid reference at start: SU877661
Time: 1:45 hours
Parking: The start, at The Look Out in Bracknell, the
finish, in central Ascot there are several car parks.
BERKSHIRE WALKING AND SAFETY
The Look Out car park make your way across the crossing with The
Royal County of Berkshire Health & Racquets Club in front of you.
right on the footpath following the Ramblers Route sign. Pass the
Coral Reef leisure centre on your left and cross the busy A322 using
walk is a great opportunity to appreciate the nature around
your way to the roundabout and turn left into New Forest Ride. Continue
along New Forest Ride to the roundabout with Bowland Drive on the
after the roundabout, look out for a Ramblers Route sign on the
the road and follow this path through the bushes at the edge of
the road and through a gate passing a sign for Swinley Park.
soon as you pass through the gate, turn left onto the tarmac path
heading North East.
you reach the point where four tracks meet and cross, turn sharp
left following the Ramblers Route sign.
path can be tricky to follow.
straight ahead following the green signs 'Permitted Path' in a Northerly
to follow the green sign as the path veers off to the right.
turn sharply right, following the Ramblers Route and Permitted Path
Swinley Park through the gate, and turn left onto the road. This
road has no path and is busy so take care.
the road over the railway bridge and after the bridge, look out
for the Ramblers Route sign on the right, opposite Whitmore Bog
this path, crossing the stile and following the path right.
path gets increasingly difficult to follow but continue straight
ahead with the back of Crowthorne building and fencing supplies
on the left and Englemere Pond on the right.
picturesque Englemere Pond.
you can see the pond clearly, turn left leaving the nature reserve
through a wooden gate.
right onto Blackmoor Stream.
after crossing Gainsborough Drive, turn left into Blythewood Lane
following the Ramblers Route sign.
following the path ahead - not turning left where it says no public
right of way.
the path ends, turn left onto the tarmac road following the Byway
and Ramblers Route sign.
you reach Burleigh Lane, turn right, following the Byway sign.
leaves were just turning as we walked this walk at the end of
the path going sharp right following the Byway sign and walking
along the wide grass verge (Kennel Avenue).
straight ahead to the racecourse.
the road and head into the racecourse following the public footpath
racecourse is currently being redeveloped but the footpath was still
open when we walked it in November 2004. It may be diverted but
is well sign-posted.
need to get across the course, emerging near the golf club at the
opposite side and following the pedestrian path.
racecourse is currently being re-developed.
you reach the road, turn right and walk away from the racecourse
and look for the
30mph road sign level with the footpath on the left. This is the
finishing point of the walk.
Part Thirteen of the Berkshire Way
Way Part Fourteen