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Braywick Park Trail

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Braywick Park Trail
Author: Claire, Published: 14 Jan 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Braywick Park Trail Walking Guide star1 Braywick Park Trail Walking Guide star1 Braywick Park Trail Walking Guide star1 Braywick Park Trail Walking Guide star0 Braywick Park Trail Walking Guide
Berkshire, Maidenhead
Walk Type: Garden or park
Braywick Park Trail
Length: 2 miles,  Difficulty: boot Braywick Park Trail Walking Guide
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A 2 mile circular walk around Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The route explores the park’s many highlights including the pretty Dell Bridge, the waterside nature reserve (with a chance for some bird watching), the various sports grounds and playgrounds, the rough grassland and the formal gardens with beautiful specimen trees.

The route is relatively flat for the most part, with just a couple of slopes to contend with. You will need to negotiate a couple of flights of steps but there are no stiles or kissing gates on route. Half of the route follows surfaced paths (tarmac and compacted stone) but the remainder of the route is on grass and can get very muddy in the winter. Dogs are welcome in the park and dog waste bins are provided at frequent intervals. Please follow the signs to keep your dogs on a lead within certain sections (particularly the sports grounds). Allow 1 hour.

Braywick Park is located just south of Maidenhead in Berkshire, just off the A308. There are two public car parks and this walk starts and finishes from the southern car park, alongside the Braywick Nature Centre and is accessed from Hibbert Road. Follow the brown tourism sign which directs you to the nature centre from the A308 when heading south out of Maidenhead. The car park has a 2.1 metre height restriction barrier and is free, but there is a 3-hour limit during weekdays in school term-time. Approximate post code SL6 1UU.

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Walk Sections

Start to Dell Bridge
Start to Dell Bridge

Start point: 51.5071 lat, -0.7127 long
End point: 51.508 lat, -0.7109 long

Standing in the car park with your back to the vehicle entrance, turn right and walk through the length of the car park, heading for the nature centre. With the nature centre ahead, fork left to join the tarmac track signed to Braywick Local Nature Reserve. Where the track swings right towards the back of the centre, keep straight ahead into a small section of trees. A few paces along you will come to a fork. Keep left and follow the path as it swings left.

A few metres along, turn right down the flight of stone steps. At the bottom, turn right and then turn left to join a boardwalk (passing a wooden sculpture on your left – one of the Guardians of the Green Way). The boardwalk takes you over a bridge across the Dell.

Dell Bridge to Grass Clearing
Dell Bridge to Grass Clearing

Start point: 51.508 lat, -0.7109 long
End point: 51.5124 lat, -0.7097 long

Beyond the bridge follow the stone path ahead to reach a T-junction. Turn right and then immediately left to reach another junction (with a metal fingerpost on your right). Go straight ahead here, crossing another bridge, and passing an information board about The Green Way on your left.

Beyond the bridge, you will come to a fingerpost at another fork. Keep right (signed to The Cut) and then follow the path ahead (ignoring the flight of steps up to your left). You have now entered the section of the park which was once an old refuse site and is now a nature reserve.

Where the path bends left, you will see that the path is now running parallel with a waterway on your right. This waterway is called The Cut and is a large man made ditch created to carry flood water. Along this stretch there is a woven viewing screen which allows you watch the wildlife on the water, without disturbing the birds.

Continue just until you reach a flight of steps on your left. Turn left and head up these steps and keep ahead on the grass path. At the T-junction (with a patch of scrub ahead), turn right and follow this grass path as it swings left to reach a large grass clearing at the centre of the reserve.

Grass Clearing to Outdoor Gym
Grass Clearing to Outdoor Gym

Start point: 51.5124 lat, -0.7097 long
End point: 51.5143 lat, -0.7184 long

Turn right to take the grass path at about 2 o’clock, leading you gently downhill along the length of this grass clearing. Stay with the line of the hedgerow on your left, turning left and heading downhill to reach a crossroads with a surfaced path (The Green Way).

Cross over the path and go straight ahead (signed to The Sports Grounds) and you will pass another wooden sculpture, a Green Way Guardian, on your right. Walk straight ahead, passing immediately to the right of the information board, and continue ahead with a hedgerow on your right and sports fields on your left. Stay with the right-hand edge of the sports fields, soon turning right and heading for a children’s playground ahead.

Just before you reach the playground, turn left to continue around the sports grounds boundary. Now, if you glance to your right and look behind the playground, you will be able to see some unusually-shaped housing – sustainable homes with solar panels and green roofs.

Continue around of the edge of the sports grounds, turning left again at the next corner. When you come to a small patch of woodland ahead, turn left, passing between the grass pitch on your left and an outdoor gym on your right. When viewed from above this outdoor gym is arranged in the shape of the London 2012 Olympics logo (you can take a look using the App’s GPS map).

Outdoor Gym to Rough Grassland
Outdoor Gym to Rough Grassland

Start point: 51.5143 lat, -0.7184 long
End point: 51.51 lat, -0.7114 long

Immediately after the outdoor gym, fork right to join the tarmac path which leads you between the children’s adventure playground on your left and the fenced running track on your right. Stay with this tarmac path as it bears right, still following the edge of the fenced running track. Keep ahead to merge with an access road and follow it as it meanders between several sports facility buildings.

You will notice that the facilities of the park are quite extensive, supporting archery, athletics, cricket, rugby, hockey, football and other sports.

Pass the fenced, all-weather sports pitches on your left and at the end of these, turn left. Follow the access road ahead and then swinging right into a parking area. Walk along the full length of the parking area and then keep ahead to join the surfaced footpath. Through the hedge on your right you will be able to see the golf centre facilities.

The surfaced path leads you through a gap in the hedge ahead, leaving the sports facilities behind and entering an area of rough grassland.

Rough Grassland to End
Rough Grassland to End

Start point: 51.51 lat, -0.7114 long
End point: 51.5072 lat, -0.7126 long

If you wish to pause here, there are several picnic benches and seats accessible via the grass paths to the sides. The area is rich with wild flowers and insects in the spring and summer. However, for the main route, simply keep straight ahead on the surfaced path which winds through the centre of the grassland.

At the end of the rough grassland keep ahead to merge with a tarmac path, follow this passing through a line of bollards and 20 paces later you will come to a fork. Fork right and follow this tarmac path through the formal parkland (almost immediately you will pass a giant redwood tree on your left).

This section of the park was part of the 1800s estate of Braywick Lodge, home to the local philanthropist, John Hibbert. You will notice that there are several interesting trees from around the world, including a particularly impressive specimen of a monkey puzzle tree at the centre.

Continue along the main surfaced path, passing a gateway for the cemetery on your right, and then swinging steadily left. You will emerge directly into the car park where the walk began.

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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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The Olympic logo - the outdoor gym viewed from above
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The outdoor gym
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The outdoor gym
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Huge monkey puzzle tree.
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