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Simons wood

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Simons wood
Author: DebbieK, Published: 13 Mar 2013 Walk rating : Rating:star1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Berkshire, Crowthorne
Walk Type: Woodland
Simons wood
Length: 2 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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This is a short woodland walk following some of the more established paths around the lake and through the woods. There are however other sections not covered by this walk where you can ramble into the substantial woods. The area is loved by dog walkers and families alike as it has some great areas for hide and seek.

This walk is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs and in the wet weather can get very boggy.

Simons wood is located on the edge of Finchampstead in Berkshire less than a mile up Wellingtonia Avenue from Crowthorne train station.

There is a car park on the main road, postcode: RG40 3SY. Please note that the entrance/exit to the car park is a single track for both directions of traffic. Take care when entering.

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Walk Sections

Start to Turn right main path
Start to Turn right main path

Start point: 51.3654 lat, -0.8335 long
End point: 51.3673 lat, -0.8348 long

In the car park, stand next to the big tree in the middle facing the map board and main entrance into the wood. Look to your right to see a smaller entrance into the side of the wood, take this entrance.
Follow this path to the tree where the path forks. Take the left hand fork. Continue a few paces on this path until you come to a T junction with a larger path. Turn left.
Follow this main path downhill, until you reach another T junction. Turn right.

Turn right main path to Left at lake
Turn right main path to Left at lake

Start point: 51.3673 lat, -0.8348 long
End point: 51.3704 lat, -0.834 long

Continue along this path until the path opens up and you have the lake on your left. Continue a few paces and then turn left, keeping the lake on your left hand side.

Left at lake to Right into woods
Left at lake to Right into woods

Start point: 51.3704 lat, -0.834 long
End point: 51.3701 lat, -0.8394 long

Continue along this path. When you get to a fork in the pathway, take the right hand fork, following the public bridleway sign. As the path slopes upwards, you come to a slight clearing with an old tree just in front of you on the left. There is also a tree stump with an arrow pointing back down the slope (the way you have you come from). Take the small path to your right.

Right into woods to Left fork at lake
Right into woods to Left fork at lake

Start point: 51.3701 lat, -0.8394 long
End point: 51.3702 lat, -0.8359 long

Follow this path through the wood. Walk towards the houses and then keep the garden fences on your left. Continue forward through the heather and heathland, crossing over the two small boardwalks as two streams merge into one. Turn immediately right, keeping the stream on your left. You will then come back out onto the main path with the lake in front of you. This time, take the left hand fork up the slope.

Left fork at lake to Left at path T junction
Left fork at lake to Left at path T junction

Start point: 51.3702 lat, -0.8359 long
End point: 51.3673 lat, -0.8364 long

Follow this path until you come to a clearing with two silver birch trees right in front of you. You will also see a back garden fence ahead of you in through the clearing. Turn left here into the heathland area.
After a few paces down the slope, you will come to a triangular piece of grass and a path on your right. Take this path. Cross over two small boardwalks. Continue until you reach the T junction.

Left at path T junction to Left at post
Left at path T junction to Left at post

Start point: 51.3673 lat, -0.8364 long
End point: 51.3658 lat, -0.8352 long

At the T junction at the top of the slope, turn left (in the opposite direction to the woodland arrow) then continue ahead. When you come to the next T junction with the main path, turn right up the hill. At the top of the hill you will see a square wooden post at the side of the woodland on your left hand side.

Left at post to End
Left at post to End

Start point: 51.3658 lat, -0.8352 long
End point: 51.3655 lat, -0.8336 long

Turn left at this post. Follow this track back down the hill to the car park.

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1 responses to "Simons wood"

Good short walk around.

By Christelle on 2014-03-01 12:19:38

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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