Wokingham - Gorrick Plantation - Crowthorne - Back

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Starting from Wokingham Railway Station, the walk heads under the railway bridge and out into the countryside, passing the old Lucas Almshouse. A right turn takes the rambler into Gorrick Plantation with its varied woodland. A short stretch of walking along the pavement of the Nine Mile Ride follows, before heading back into the woods, where we will pass houses of the rather affluent local residents.

Upon reaching Crowthorne, the walk heads over the railway bridge and passes the station, which in itself is an alternative starting point for the walk. Heading north, the walk passes through the East Berkshire Golf Course before reaching the Nine Mile Ride once more. After a little road- or verge-walking, the route heads back into Gorrick Plantation on a bridleway which can be a little muddy in places.

Upon leaving the woodland, the route passes through fields of cultivated strawberries. The workers here come from abroad, as can be seen by the pylon warning signs being translated into Polish and Russian! After skirting the boundaries of Ludgrove School, the walk heads over the Reading to Waterloo line to re-enter Wokingham. A pleasant stroll through Langborough Recreation Park takes the walker to Fairview Road with its collection of plain but functional brick buildings.

At the end of the road, the walker can either turn left to return to the railway station or turn right to sample the many pubs and restaurants Wokingham has to offer.

England - South England - Berkshire - Thames Valley

Features

Birds, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
11/06/2012 - Andrew Long

Walk revisited and updated by contributor.

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