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Wildmoor Heath

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Wildmoor Heath
Author: DebbieK, Published: 17 May 2012 Walk Rating:star1 Wildmoor Heath Walking Guide star1 Wildmoor Heath Walking Guide star1 Wildmoor Heath Walking Guide star1 Wildmoor Heath Walking Guide star0 Wildmoor Heath Walking Guide
Berkshire, Crowthorne
Walk Type: Woodland
Wildmoor Heath
Length: 2 miles,  Difficulty: boot Wildmoor Heath Walking Guide boot Wildmoor Heath Walking Guide
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This is a circular walk around Wildmoor Heath, alongside Edgbarrow Woods, Crowthorne. The walk is made up of woodland and heathland and there are many animals and birds to spot along the walk. Unless the weather has been extremely dry for a significant period wellies are advised as some areas are quite boggy.

I have given this walk a difficulty of 2 as the terrain can be a little unstable underfoot. It is however a relatively flat walk, there are no stiles and just a few gates.

The walk starts from a free car park, just off Sandhurst Road on the left hand side as you leave Crowthorne. Approximate postcode is RG45 7HZ.

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Walk Sections

Start to Right fork
Start to Right fork

Start point: 51.3609 lat, -0.7975 long
End point: 51.3599 lat, -0.7881 long

Pass through the gate at back of the car park, to the right of the sign.
Follow the path up the hill.
At the cross roads continue straight, following the wildlife walk posts, keeping the electricity lines on the right hand side.
Pass through kissing gate and continue straight on.
Continue forward, when you come to a slight fork in the path take the one which leads forward/slightly to the right. Electricity lines should be overhead.
Continue straight across the board walk and follow the path.

Right fork to Curvy boardwalk
Right fork to Curvy boardwalk

Start point: 51.3599 lat, -0.7881 long
End point: 51.3596 lat, -0.7865 long

When the path forks you’ll see a wooden gate in front of you, take the right fork, keeping the fence on your left, passing through some gorse bushes.
Cross a boardwalk.
At the next boardwalk, turn left onto the boardwalk.

Curvy boardwalk to Wooden bridge
Curvy boardwalk to Wooden bridge

Start point: 51.3596 lat, -0.7865 long
End point: 51.3622 lat, -0.7852 long

At the end of the boardwalk
Pass through the gate and continue straight ahead.
At the end of that path you come to a gate with a house in front. Walk thought the gate and turn immediately right passing over a small wooden bridge.

Wooden bridge to Re-enter heath
Wooden bridge to Re-enter heath

Start point: 51.3622 lat, -0.7852 long
End point: 51.3619 lat, -0.7811 long

Continue along the path, passing houses on the left. At the end of the path, you’ll see a fence with a stepping stile which leads into a field. Turn right here to go through the kissing gate back into the fenced heath area.

Re-enter heath to T junction to trees
Re-enter heath to T junction to trees

Start point: 51.3619 lat, -0.7811 long
End point: 51.3599 lat, -0.7835 long

Continue forward, following the slim path through the trees, where you come to a bit of a clearing follow the curve to the right.
Continue following the curves of the heath land path.
As you come to a T-Junction, turn left head towards the trees.

T junction to trees to Through gate to boardwalk
T junction to trees to Through gate to boardwalk

Start point: 51.3599 lat, -0.7835 long
End point: 51.3599 lat, -0.7858 long

Continue forward crossing a small brook, keeping the pylon on your right continue towards the fence. Cross the gap in the fence via the small wooden bridge.
Turn right up the path.
Continue until you come to a gate on your left. Go through the gate and back onto the board walk.

Through gate to boardwalk to End of boardwalk turn right
Through gate to boardwalk to End of boardwalk turn right

Start point: 51.3599 lat, -0.7858 long
End point: 51.3547 lat, -0.7899 long

Follow the curvy boardwalk, at the end turn left then continue straight through the woodland area.
Continue along another boardwalk, passing through two gates.
When you get to the end of the board walk, pass through the gate opposite and turn immediately right, keeping the fence on your right

End of boardwalk turn right to End
End of boardwalk turn right to End

Start point: 51.3547 lat, -0.7899 long
End point: 51.3603 lat, -0.7975 long

Keeping the fence on your right, continue up the incline crossing over numerous wooden sleepers. When you come to a sign-posted crossroads continue straight so that you can see the wrought iron gate ahead of you.
Pass through a small wooden gate to the left of the wrought iron gate.
Continue up the main path as it bends right then left, up a small incline. Follow the twists and turns of the main path, ignoring any forks off this path, until you reach the gate which takes you directly into the car park.

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3 comments for "Wildmoor Heath "

Pretty nice walk in January. Although there were signs to keep dogs on lead for grazing animals, none were actually seen and we met plenty of other dog walkers with lose dogs. Not nearly as boggy as we might have expected. But note that map is not precise for this walk - according to it we were some 6-12ft in the bush throughout the walk.

ADMIN RESPONSE: So glad you enjoyed the walk - it is one of our dog's favourites and we love it too! With regard to the GPS accuracy, this varies on your own device depending on your software and receiver and so you can expect variation of 2-3 metres where there is any interference.

By Katjad on 09 Jan 2018

Pleasant and varied walk. In October, one stretch was becoming overgrown with gorse and one patch was particularly muddy. Would like to try other walks in this area.

By natalief on 22 Oct 2017

Really enjoyed this walk today. Mixture of woods, Heath and wetland. The path is only boggy at one point otherwise just muddy. Board walks through the wet land areas are particularly lovely. I would walk it again.

By Richard on 20 May 2012

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: 11 Nov 2014
This was taken at the start of our walk in November 2014.
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Uploaded: 11 Nov 2014
Near the end of the walk in November 2014.

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