Thursday 24 January 2019: Windsor-Dorney Circular
10.5 miles / 17 km
Fully booked. Waiting list full
This is a gentle walk, perfect for the new walking year. Starting in Windsor, we cross Eton Bridge, and follow the Thames Path to Dorney Lake. The private property of Eton College, the ‘lake’ was used to host canoeing and rowing events in London 2012, and will become the fourth Olympic venue ‘longer walks’ will have visited in the last few months. (Can you name the other 3?). Our way continues along the Thames to pass beneath the roar of the M4, before we cut across farmland to reach the south bank of the Jubilee River. The Jubilee is not a river at all, (it is in fact a flood alleviation channel), but it is nevertheless an attractive waterway to walk alongside, giving one the impression of rural bliss, despite being on the borders of Slough!
At lunchtime, a short detour from the river bank, takes us into the village of Dorney, and a refreshment stop at The Palmer Arms (www.thepalmerarms.com). Then after lunch we return to the Jubilee River and follow it eastwards to the outskirts of Eton. Our final stretch takes us south through the Eton College quarter, before we meet the High Street and head back to the bridge.
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Future walk dates
28 February 2019 : Knebworth. Booking opens 7 January 2019
28 March 2019 : Chipperfield Common. Booking opens 28 January 2019
11 April 2019 : Sevenoaks. Booking opens 18 February 2019
There are plans to walk the entire length of the 153 mile North Downs Way over the next couple of summers.
From April 2019, one of our two monthly walks will consist of a 10-12 mile section of this iconic national trail which runs from the Hog’s Back of Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover. The first section will be walked on:
25 April 2019 : Farnham to Guildford. Booking opens 4 March 2019