Sunday, 28 April 2019
Start time: 7:45
(Estimated finish time: 13:30)
Moderate 11.5 miles / 18.5 km
Stage 12 of our series of coach walks following The Thames Path: both walks start in Maidenhead where we finished in October 2018. We follow the towing path on the north/east back of the river all the way to Eton, passing under Brunel's masterpiece, the double arched railway bridge, just after the start. The next bridge is a more modern one taking us under the M4 at Dorney Reach. We pass near the Eton Collge rowing lake used in the 2012 Olympics. The shorter walk (7 miles) finishes in Windsor with some time to explore. The longer walk continues below the Castle then crosses to Datchet and back to follow the New Cut to Old Windsor (11.5 miles).
NOTE: this coach walk is fully booked [Jan 2019]. Contact Jim on 01329-661630 to go on the reserve list.
This coach walk starts in Fareham: 3 pick-up points [Stubbington Red Lion 07:45; Fareham West Street 07:55 and Portchester Red Lion 08:05]. Coach fare £11.50 payable in advance. Note: the pick-up times may change before April - please check.
Start time: 07:45
This is a linear walk
We are walking on the towing path - generally good underfoot although it may be a wet and muddy in places. No stiles on the riverside path. Plenty of cafes and pubs in Windsor at the end of the shorter walk. Th elonger walk finishes at a pub, The Bells of Ouzeley, in Old Windsor. Limited facilities such as toilets along the route. The journey down the River Thames continues: 23 June; 1 September and 6 October 2019.
Strand: Meon Group: The Thames Path
Local walk grade: B
Ascent: 20 m / 66 feet
Surroundings: Village, River, canal
Designation: National Trail, Scotland's Great Trail
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