Sunday 1st July
11.5 miles, Circular Leisurely 10:30 Debbie and Tom SL4 1QG
Meeting point: Windsor and Eton Riverside station
Our meeting point is Windsor and Eton Riverside station.
We will start by walking beside Windsor Castle to the Long Walk. We will walk along the Long Walk to the Copper Horse - a well-known statue of George III. I have seen red deer, red kites, pheasant and partridge along this route, so do look around if you are interested.
We will continue through Windsor Great Park to Bishop's Gate. This is a good spot to stop for a short break (bring your own snacks and water). We will leave the park here and continue down to Englefield Green. There is usually a cricket match on at the Green on a Sunday, but it probably won't have started when we pass by.
Runnymede Air Forces Memorial is well worth a visit. We will stop here for about half an hour or so to have a look around.
We will then head on to the Magna Carta memorial. We will start off by stopping and eating our packed lunches in a nearby field. There is a National Trust cafe where we can also grab some tea and cake.
We will then visit the Jurors artwork which contains images representing freedom and equal rights https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/runnymede-and-ankerwycke/features/what-does-the-jurors-represent
From here, we will continue - visiting the Magna Carta memorial and the John F. Kennedy memorial. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/runnymede/features/memorials-at-runnymede
We will return to Windsor via the Thames path, passing by the village of Datchet.
Dogs are welcome but will need to be kept on a lead for much of the walk due to breeding deer and nesting waterfowl.
Please bring a packed lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.
Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.
Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.
Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.
Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.
All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.