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Maidenhead Boundary Walk

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Maidenhead Boundary Walk
Author: Helen, Published: 17 Apr 2018 Walk Rating:star1 Maidenhead Boundary Walk - Walking Guide with GPS Trackstar1 Maidenhead Boundary Walk - Walking Guide with GPS Trackstar1 Maidenhead Boundary Walk - Walking Guide with GPS Trackstar1 Maidenhead Boundary Walk - Walking Guide with GPS Trackstar1 Maidenhead Boundary Walk - Walking Guide with GPS Track
Berkshire, Maidenhead
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Maidenhead Boundary Walk
Length: 14 miles,  Difficulty: boot Maidenhead Boundary Walk - Walking Guide with GPS Track boot Maidenhead Boundary Walk - Walking Guide with GPS Track boot Maidenhead Boundary Walk - Walking Guide with GPS Track
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A 14 mile circular walk around the outskirts of the town of Maidenhead in Berkshire. The Maidenhead Boundary Walk takes you through some beautiful parts of Berkshire, retracing the old boundary of the ancient town of Maidenhead in the Royal County of Berkshire. Every year, a charity fundraising event is held following this route.

The walk follows a mixture of riverside towpaths, roadside pavements, quiet lanes plus woodland and field edge paths. The route includes only gentle or steady gradients, with no steep sections. You will need to negotiate kissing gates, footbridges and a couple of stiles. There are a few road crossings that need care. Allow 6-7 hours.

Maidenhead is located in Berkshire on the south-western bank of the River Thames. The walk starts and finishes from the Boulter's Lock pay and display car park on Lower Cookham Road. The post code for the car park is SL6 8JB.

Walk Sections

Start to Jubilee Field
Start to Jubilee Field

Start point: 51.5346 lat, -0.7002 long
End point: 51.5083 lat, -0.7042 long

From Boulter's Lock car park, head south alongside the river towards Maidenhead Bridge. Cross over the bridge then take a right, keeping the river on your right. Proceed along the towpath, going under the Sounding Arch and keep going straight to reach Bray Lock. Continue past Bray Lock to reach the M4 footbridge. Cross the river via this footbridge and then walk back towards Bray via Old Mill Lane. Walk past Waterside Inn and after the second house, turn right along the footpath to St. Michael's churchyard. Turn left in the churchyard and follow the path to the main entrance gate. At the entrance gate cross over the High Street and turn right to reach the car park alongside Jubilee Field (on your right), heading down The Causeway.

Jubilee Field to Cherry Garden Lane
Jubilee Field to Cherry Garden Lane

Start point: 51.5083 lat, -0.7042 long
End point: 51.5123 lat, -0.7756 long

Continue ahead on the pathway (The Causeway) to reach and follow Hibbert Road, then cross over Braywick Road and continue up Harvest Hill Road. Take care walking on this road and where possible, walk on the verge when the roadside footpath stops. Near the top of the hill, fork left down Kimbers Lane. Cross the motorway by the pedestrian bridge and continue along Ockwells Road to the roundabout at the end. Cross over into Highfield Lane and continue on this road and go over the railway bridge to reach the junction with Cannon Lane. Cross over to Firs Lane by the Thatched Cottage pub. At end of Firs Lane, follow the field edge path with the hedge on your left, then continue straight ahead down the path to go left through a kissing gate, passing the private garden of Woolley Cottage on your right. Follow the footpath through a field, going past Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust's Berkshire Office (on your right). Go through a gate at the end of the field and you will emerge onto Cherry Garden Lane.

Cherry Garden Lane to Lee Lane
Cherry Garden Lane to Lee Lane

Start point: 51.5123 lat, -0.7756 long
End point: 51.5337 lat, -0.7673 long

Turn right onto Cherry Garden Lane and continue along to pass the Shire Horse pub. Cross the A4 with care and go straight into woods opposite. Bear left along Broad Ride and, after 75 yards, turn left onto a woodland path until a fence is reached. Bear right and follow the fence along the edge of Maidenhead Thicket to a tarmac road by Stubbings Lodge. Go ahead on the path for 80 yards, then bear left to follow the path under the A404 and cross the A423. Go straight ahead along the broad grass ride and bear left to reach the first property, Leigh Cottage, in Darlings Lane. Follow Darlings Lane to the junction with Lee Lane.

Lee Lane to Aldebury Road
Lee Lane to Aldebury Road

Start point: 51.5337 lat, -0.7673 long
End point: 51.537 lat, -0.7263 long

Continue ahead on the ‘No Through Road’ and then a path to Marlow Road, turn left then cross over the road to go past the Golden Ball pub. At the beginning of Golden Ball Lane, turn left onto a gravel track by the phone box that's on your left. Pass the house Treetop, go through a horse barrier and fork right along a path through trees to Winter Hill Road. Cross over and continue along Malders Lane, heading downhill to Cannon Court Farm. Turn right along the road, and just before the houses, turn left along Nightingale Lane. At the end of the lane, turn right into Switchback Road North. Go past the shops, then left at the mini‐roundabout into Gardner Road and go over the railway bridge to the junction with Aldebury Road.

Aldebury Road to End
Aldebury Road to End

Start point: 51.537 lat, -0.7263 long
End point: 51.5354 lat, -0.7003 long

Turn sharp left to walk along Aldebury Road, turn left into Lutman Lane and immediately turn right along a path in front of houses. At end of the footpath turn left over a stile then right to cross a bridge over the stream. Turn left, keeping the stream on your left, following the path along the field edge. Cross a gravel track and at the next track, turn right onto a raised path on top of the flood bund. Follow this path, crossing a gravel track (Green Way), until you reach the kissing gate onto Widbrook Common. Turn right, do NOT cross the stream, and follow the path to the corner of the common. Go through the kissing gate and right onto Lower Cookham Road. Continue along road and follow it back to Boulter's Lock car park where the walk began.

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1 Comments for: "Maidenhead Boundary Walk"

This is a lovely walk to do on a sunny autumn day. Although I live nearby, the walk took me to plenty of pretty places that I had never visited before. There are plenty of alternative places where you can start (and park for free). You could also park just south of Boulters Lock and visit Jenners Café to fuel up before or after your walk.

The final section of the walk mentions an alternative "new path" that lets you finish the walk on the riverside path - it looks like the landowner has blocked this path.

ADMIN RESPONSE: Thank you for the update on the riverside path. We have updated the guide ready for future walkers.

By Ecoworrier on 12 Nov 2018

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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Uploaded: 12 Nov 2018
A beautiful place to be on a sunny autumn day.
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Uploaded: 12 Nov 2018
Looking north towards Bray Lock from the M4 footbridge

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