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Ascot Heath

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Ascot Heath
Author: Claire, Published: 05 Jun 2011 Walk rating : Rating:star1 Ascot Heath Walking Guidestar1 Ascot Heath Walking Guidestar1 Ascot Heath Walking Guidestar1 Ascot Heath Walking Guidestar0 Ascot Heath Walking Guide
Walk Type: Footpaths and Byways
Ascot Heath
Length: 2 miles,  Difficulty: boot Ascot Heath Walking Guide
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A 1.8 mile circular stroll around the heath that sits inside Ascot Racecourse. Home to the famous Royal Ascot meeting every June, Ascot Racecourse sits in the heart of the town and houses an impressive grandstand that was rebuilt in 2007. The heath sits within the racecourse and is open for public access on non race days (check the web site at from 6.30am to 7.30pm. The wide tarmac path gives an obvious route to follow and makes for easy walking. To extend the walk simply repeat the loop, or use the pedestrian underpass to visit Ascot High Street.

The heath is open grassland with lots of hedges and ditches which are home to rabbits and plenty of birds. It contains a small cricket club along with a small but deep reservoir which is fenced off but keep an eye on small dogs/children to ensure they don’t slip through any gaps in the fencing. You may come across the odd vehicle (grounds maintenance or cricket club members) driving around the tarmac circular route. Dog bins with a supply of bags are provided at various points around the route.

Free parking is available off Winkfield Road (the A330). Turn off Winkfield Road following signs to the Royal Ascot Golf Club. Turn right again into the slope to Holloway Underpass and park on the left along the kerb.Approximate post code SL5 7LJ.

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Walk Sections

Into the heath
Into the heath

Start point: 51.4158 lat, -0.6699 long
End point: 51.4147 lat, -0.6717 long

From the car, walk down the slope and through the entrance gates into the Holloway Road Underpass. Immediately after the underpass turn left and climb the steps. At the top of the steps turn right onto the wide tarmac path to join the circular route. (To avoid the steps simply follow the underpass road as it slopes up in a circle to the right to meet the top of the steps.)

Past the grandstand
Past the grandstand

Start point: 51.4147 lat, -0.6717 long
End point: 51.4144 lat, -0.6826 long

Keep the racecourse rail on your left heading towards the large grandstand. You will pass over the top of a pedestrian underpass that can be used to access Ascot High Street if you wish to make a detour. Pass the grandstand and keep to the wide tarmac path that follows the white railings of the racecourse, ignoring any paths on the right.

The missing piece
The missing piece

Start point: 51.4144 lat, -0.6826 long
End point: 51.4195 lat, -0.6771 long

Half way down the next straight you’ll see another pedestrian exit from the heath. You’ll notice that this creates a worrying gap in the racecourse for the horses! In fact if you look around you’ll see that the missing piece of racecourse is actually on a wheeled track and can be removed and reinserted as needed.

If you look ahead to the tree line you may notice the local mobile phone mast carefully disguised as an unusually tall and thin tree. Continue down to the reservoirs.

Reservoirs to finish
Reservoirs to finish

Start point: 51.4195 lat, -0.6771 long
End point: 51.4157 lat, -0.6699 long

Follow the path past the two fenced reservoirs on your right. After the reservoirs you’ll also pass the Ascot Helipad and a small cricket ground on your right. Continue back to the top of the steps. Repeat the loop for a longer walk or descend the steps and return through the underpass to your car.

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1 comments for "Ascot Heath"

This is great place to walk your dog. Lots of other dog walkers too.

By tuesday on 19 Jan 2014

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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