GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sandhurst Walks

1 miles (2 km)

This Berkshire based town is in an ideal spot for exploring the expansive Bracknell Forest and the River Blackwater Valley.
The town is also well known as the based for theRoyal Military Academy Sandhurst, the British Army's initialofficertraining centre.
This walk in the town visits Shepherd Meadows and Sandhurst Memorial Park. These adjacent parks are located in the southern part of the town on the River Blackwater. There's some pleasant footpaths taking you around wet meadows, woodlands and the pretty Sandhurst Lake where you can look out for water loving birdlife.
You can start the walk from the Memorial car park off Yorktown Road. It's located just east of the train station if you prefer to come by public transport. From the car park head south east to pass through the memorial park before picking up the Blackwater Valley Footpath into Shepherd Meadows. There's some lovely wildflowers and birds such as kestrels, warblers, spotted flycatchers and woodpeckers to see here. To extend the walk continue south east along the Blackwater Valley Footpath to neighbouring Camberley and Frimley where you can explore the wildlife rich Frimley Hatches Nature Reserve.
You can continue your walk by heading west to visit Horseshoe Lake, Tri Lakes Country Park and Finchampstead Ridges where there's some lovely National Trust woodland and heathland.

Postcode

GU47 9DP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sandhurst OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sandhurst Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Sandhurst

Photos

Sandhurst Lake - geograph.org.uk - 1205901

Sandhurst Lake. This lake is always full of ducks, swans, seagulls and the visiting herons

The River Blackwater - geograph.org.uk - 755433

The River Blackwater

Blackwater River, Sandhurst - geograph.org.uk - 103083

The Blackwater River passing under the Guildford to Reading railway line between Sandhurst and Yateley.

The Blackwater to Sandhurst railway line crossing the River Blackwater - geograph.org.uk - 659810

The Blackwater to Sandhurst railway line crossing the River Blackwater. Taken from the footbridge that goes from Shepherds Meadows Nature Reserve to Blackwater housing estates.

Shepherd Meadows Nature Park - geograph.org.uk - 3632146

Shepherd Meadows Nature Park

Blackwater Valley Path - geograph.org.uk - 3632174

Blackwater Valley Path

Heron in Shepherds Meadows - geograph.org.uk - 659818

Heron in Shepherds Meadows

Shepherds Meadow - geograph.org.uk - 3633971

Shepherds Meadow

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