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Sunningdale and Wentworth

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Sunningdale and Wentworth
Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 24 Aug 2011 Walk rating : Rating:star1 Sunningdale and Wentworth Walking Guidestar1 Sunningdale and Wentworth Walking Guidestar1 Sunningdale and Wentworth Walking Guidestar1 Sunningdale and Wentworth Walking Guidestar0 Sunningdale and Wentworth Walking Guide
Berkshire, East Berkshire
Walk Type: Footpaths and Byways
Sunningdale and Wentworth
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot Sunningdale and Wentworth Walking Guide
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A 4 mile circular walk from Sunningdale in East Berkshire. Passing through the exclusive areas of Wentworth and Coworth Park the route gives walkers a glimpse of how the other half live. The walk is relatively flat with no stiles and is quite easy to navigate. The paths are a mixture of woodland tracks, grass paths and tarmac drives through the private estates making for easy walking, although some sections of the paths are likely to be muddy after wet weather. You will need to cross the A30 twice which is a very busy road so take care with children and dogs at these points. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.

On street parking is available on the High Street in Sunningdale or the adjoining roads. Please park with consideration for the local residents. Approximate post code SL5 0NG.

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Sunningdale to the A30
Sunningdale to the A30

Start point: 51.3998 lat, -0.6314 long
End point: 51.3953 lat, -0.6241 long

Walk down the High Street with the Nags Head pub on your left and the large Holy Trinity Church on the right. Continue ahead into Bedford Road and cross over a small stream. Immediately after passing a row of bungalows on the right, turn right down a path marked with a public footpath sign. Follow this path which is fenced both sides as it passes between fields and then emerges on to the A30.

Cross over the A30 (take care as the road can be very busy) and then turn left to follow the pavement on the opposite side. After a short distance you will come to a footpath sign on the right for Onslow Lane and Shrubbs Hill.

A30 to Wentworth
A30 to Wentworth

Start point: 51.3953 lat, -0.6241 long
End point: 51.3907 lat, -0.6107 long

Follow the woodland path signed for Onslow Lane and Shrubbs Hill. At the T-junction with a fence in front, turn right to join a bridleway. Follow the path as it bends to the left and then emerges onto a small roundabout surrounded by houses. Turn left to follow the pavement clockwise, and then turn left down a footpath which is on the opposite side of the roundabout between the houses called Highgate and Rosemullion. Follow this footpath with the fence boundary to the house on your left. At the end of the fence go straight ahead to follow a narrow path winding through a small section of woodland. At the T-junction, turn left to follow a wider path with houses on your right.

Walk straight ahead and you will see your first glimpse of the exclusive Wentworth Golf Course ahead. Continue ahead with the Golf Course on your left and a small substation on your right. Follow the path as it bends to the right into another small section of woodland. As you emerge from the woodland you will come to the point where the footpath enters Wentworth Golf Course.

Wentworth to A30
Wentworth to A30

Start point: 51.3907 lat, -0.6107 long
End point: 51.3991 lat, -0.6181 long

As you enter Wentworth keep a careful eye out for the golfers, being sure to wait until they have passed by before crossing fairways. From the woodland, go straight ahead across a fairway and follow the path between bunkers until you reach a T-junction with a tarmac path and a bunker ahead. Turn left and follow the path. As the path bends left, fork right onto a gravel path that bends into a section of trees. Follow the path as it bends left to become a wider tarmac path and you’ll see another green on the right hand side. At the cross roads in the path with a tall wooden footpath sign, turn left and follow the tarmac road with speed humps. You will pass a range of impressive private residences on your left with imposing gated entrances.

Wentworth Estate covers 1750 acres surrounding the famous Wentworth Golf Club and includes exclusive shops and restaurants as well as a number of premier residences. Residents, past and present, include a number of famous names from the worlds of golf, formula one, boxing and entertainment, such as Bruce Forsyth, Eddie Jordan and Sultan of Brunei.

Follow the tarmac drive as it crosses a final fairway before emerging out onto the A30. Cross the A30 with care and turn left to follow the pavement with the woodland on your right until you reach the Bluebells restaurant.

A30 to Coworth Park
A30 to Coworth Park

Start point: 51.3991 lat, -0.6181 long
End point: 51.403 lat, -0.6192 long

Immediately before the Bluebells restaurant, take a sharp right almost back on yourself onto a gravel footpath. Follow this path as it bends to the left and enters another section of woodland. The sides of the footpath will become steep with large beech trees either side.

Continue straight ahead and you will emerge onto the tarmac drive of Coworth Park. Go straight ahead with fenced fields on the left until you reach a stone footbridge on your right.

Coworth House, set in 240 acres of parkland, dates in its oldest form back to 1776. It has passed through many owners including the Earl of Derby from 1899 to 1957. Today, Coworth is a country hotel and spa within the Dorchester Collection. Coworth Park retains its close affiliation with polo, with the season taking place from April to the end of September.

Coworth Park to Sunningdale
Coworth Park to Sunningdale

Start point: 51.403 lat, -0.6192 long
End point: 51.4009 lat, -0.6334 long

As soon as you are level with the stone footbridge, turn left to follow the grass footpath marked with a yellow arrow public right of way marker. Follow this path with a post and rail fence on your left. The field on the left is used as a polo field and you may be lucky enough to see a polo match as you pass by.

As you come to the end of footpath, cross over the gravel path and go straight ahead into woodland. At the end of the path, pass through the gate and turn left to follow the quiet road. Immediately after Sunningdale Bowling Club, turn right to follow a footpath through some trees and then past a small number of houses. At the end, turn sharp left back onto the High Street in Sunningdale and return to your car.

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3 responses to "Sunningdale and Wentworth"

Have recently enjoyed doing this walk I did not see the wolf that appears in the picture on on slow lane phew! Loved stepping out from woodland into grounds of Cowarth park saw very gracefull polo ponies excellent

By HA01 on 2011-08-28 17:54:23

This is a lovely walk with a little bit of everything. The houses in Wentworth are amazing and well worth going to see. The directions were fantastic, as always, and the new tracker map is brilliant to confirm your location on the walk.

By DebbieK on 2011-08-29 19:30:03

Look out for the golfers as you cross Wentworth. It is a little difficult to see which way the hole runs and therefore if you are crossing in front of someone that is hitting the ball towards you.

By Richard on 2011-09-02 20:57:33

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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