Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Egham Hythe Loop

This loop follows Devil's Lane through Egham Hythe to the Thorpe Hay Meadow Nature Reserve and onward to Thorpe.  It then crosses over the M5 Orbital to Highmoor Farm behind Great Foster's, where you have a great view of the Holloway Sanatorium.  It is called St. Ann's Heath Sanatorium on the old map from 1946 (see below).  From there you follow Stroude Road back, with its fantastic view of the Founder's Building, easy viewing this time of year before the leaves are back on the branch.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Royal Holloway Loop

This loop walk takes you from the Egham Train Station, through Egham's High Street, to Cooper's Hill, Royal Holloway's Founder's Building, then along to the Huntersdale Campus to Hollow Road.  From Hollow Road you have some stunning viewing looking down across Callow Hill to the main Royal Holloway campus.  After that you follow an old Roman road (an actual 'hollow way') down the hill.

The photos document my walking journey, with a lunch stop at the foot of the hill beneath the Holloway sanatorium building in Virginia Water and a wander through some mud near the end of the loop, not far from the P&G buildings below RHUL itself.  Wellies are recommended!

I followed this loop counter-clockwise

Wellies recommended!