89 km / 55 miles
Bracknell F, Hants, Oxon, Reading, Windsor M, Wokingham
The Wokingham Way was put together by Loddon Valley Ramblers, with the aim of designing a long distance walk which followed the Wokingham Borough unitary boundary as far as possible, but with the over-riding goal of developing walks which would be attractive. They were surprised at how varied and interesting the Wokingham Way proved to be and are sure you will enjoy it too. The leaflet can only provide an overview and whet your appetite. To download this and for fuller details with route descriptions and maps visit their website below.
The walk is immensely varied, from the majesty of the broad Thames, where the path follows the river's course north of Henley, passing the weir at Hambledon Lock, to ancient lanes and byways and open fields, and an Iron Age hill fort at Crowthorne Wood and an enclosed deer park at Cudham Court. It also includes some of the Blackwater Valley with its lakes, passes the Majeski Stadium and goes through central Reading along the Kennet to reach the Thames.
An inaugural walk took place in August 2012. Waymarking is planned during 2013. The route at Shiplake has an alternative, adding about a mile to the route and described in Section 10 of the route guides, using the re-opened Thames-side section between SU777693 and SU776787: this followed a campaign by Ramblers to reinstate this access, with the riverside path here previously only accessible at one end.
|Path Type:||Other Paths|
|Waymark:||Name, website, Ramblers' logo on roundel|
|Start and Finish:||
SU776797 - Shiplake Station car park, Oxon
|Web Sites:||Wokingham Way|
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|OS Explorer Active:||171|
|E Routes:||E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm|
|National Trails (England & Wales):||Thames Path National Trail|
|Paths Marked on OS mapping:||Blackwater Valley Footpath; Oxfordshire Way; Three Castles Path (England)|
|Other Paths:||Bracknell Forest Ramblers Route; Chairman's Walk; Goring to Goring; Kennet and Avon Canal Walk; Orange Way; Our Lady of Caversham Pilgrimage Walk; Round Reading Walks; Seven Shires Way; St James Way; Thames Valley Circular Walk
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|GPS Exchange Format Route File:||Wokingham Way GPX Exchange Format Route File||Login to Download
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|88.8 Km (55.2 miles)
746 m (2,448 ft) ascent
145 m (476 ft) maximum height