GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Crowthorne Walks - Near and Around

7 miles (11.2 km)

This large Berkshire based village is located in a nice spot on the edge of Bracknell Forest. There's miles of local woodland trails and a couple of attractive country parks to visit in the area.
This circular walk from the village visits two of the highlights of the area at Tri Lakes Country Park and Finchampstead Ridges.
The walk starts from the public car park to the south of the village. From here you can head south west through the edge of Bracknell Forest and the Edgbarrow Woods Nature Reserve towards Little Sandhurst. Here you can pick up the Three Castles Path and follow the waymarked footpath through the Tri Lakes Park where there are a series of scenic lakes to admire.
The route then heads north to take you to the National Trust's Finchampstead Ridges. There's a series of quiet woodland trails, fine views from the high points and a number of tranquil ponds to enjoy here. After exploring the ridges the route then heads east on public footpaths to return you to Crowthorne.

Crowthorne OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Crowthorne Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Crowthorne

Pubs/Cafes

The Crowthorne Inn dates from 1868 and is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The pub has a good selection of ales and a nice garden area if the weather is fine. You can find them at 119 High Street with a postcode of RG45 7AD for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking. The Crowthorne Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Wokingham Circular Walk passes through the area providing an opportunity to explore the area further on a long distance footpath.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Berkshire Walks page.

Photos

High Street and Heath Hill Road, Crowthorne - geograph.org.uk - 483456

High Street & Heath Hill Road, Crowthorne The main subject, Monica's shop, used to be Sworder's Greengrocers and had crates of vegetables on display under the slate-roofed canopy. The low, false-fronted, building towards the right of the photograph, with the two white wings, used to be a small cinema but this was destroyed in the 1950s. Since the photograph was taken the site has been demolished and the Crowthorne Library and apartments now stand there. To the left,just beyond the Monica's, and many years ago, was Bucklers sports car factory.

The hill in Ambarrow Woods - geograph.org.uk - 653375

The hill in Ambarrow Woods

Heathland near Sandhurst - geograph.org.uk - 121598

Heathland near Sandhurst. Looking east beneath Edgebarrow Hill, part of the Wellington Estate.

Heath Pool - geograph.org.uk - 121578

Heath Pool at Finchampstead Ridges. Look out for herons nesting in this area.

Viewpoint at Finchampstead Ridges - geograph.org.uk - 696184

Viewpoint at Finchampstead Ridges

Path leading back up to Finchampstead Ridges - geograph.org.uk - 696180

Path leading back up to Finchampstead Ridges

Moor Green Lakes - geograph.org.uk - 1528153

One of the lakes at Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve.

Horseshoe Lake - geograph.org.uk - 655842

Horseshoe Lake. Looking back across the lake to the watersports centre and car park.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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