GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walks in Egham - Egham to Runnymede Walk

3 miles (5.5 km)

This pleasant university town in Surrey is a nice place to explore on foot. The River Thames is nearby as is one of the most significant historic places in the country.
This circular walk takes you from the town to one of the highlights of the area at Runnymede before heading to the River Thames for a waterside stroll.
The walk starts from Egham train station and heads north through the town to Runnymede Park. Here you can learn about the history of the Magna Carte which was agreed by King John at Runnymede on the 15th June 1215. It promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown.
You can then pick up a section of the Thames Path National Trail and visit the Runnymede riverside park near the town. There's a cafe, picnic area and bandstand in this area.

Postcode

TW20 9EA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Egham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Egham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Egham

  • Runnymede - Visit the birthplace of the Magna Carta on this riverside walk near Egham in Surrey
  • Staines Moor - This walk takes you across the Staines Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest in Surrey
  • Thames Path - Starting at the Source of the Thames at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, follow the iconic river through beautiful countryside and historic towns to the city of London.
    The path runs for 184 miles running alongside the river for nearly the whole route making for a glorious experience whatever time of year
  • Windsor Great Park - A circular cycle or walk around the beautiful Windsor Great Park in Surrey
  • Colne Valley Way - Travel through the Colne Valley on this walk from Staines to Uxbridge.
    The walk starts by the River Thames in Staines and begins with a lovely section around King George VI and Wraysbury Reservoirs that takes you to Colnbrook
  • Wraysbury - This pretty Berkshire village is located close to the River Thames near Windsor.
  • Wraysbury - This pretty Berkshire village is located close to the River Thames near Windsor.

Pubs/Cafes

The Kings Arms is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. They have an area with a fully retractable roof, original features, and a fireplace. You can find them on the High Street at postcode TW20 9EA.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You could extend the walk by continuing east along the river to visit neighbouring Staines. Here you can enjoy a walk around Staines Moor and visit several of the local reservoirs.
Head to the other side of the river and you can visit the pretty village of Wraysbury. Here there's a nice walk to the National Trust's Ankerwycke where there's an ancient yew and a ruined priory to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Walks page.

Photos

High Street, Egham - geograph.org.uk - 1499881

Curving High Street in the historic town of Egham. The main through road now by-passes the High Street, leaving it a quieter place for shoppers and visitors.

Strode's College, Egham - geograph.org.uk - 1501614

Strode's College, the publicly funded college for the region was founded and endowed 300 years ago at the west end of Egham High Street.

Egham Parish Church Tower - geograph.org.uk - 1501629

Egham Parish Church Tower. St John's Church is a landmark at the east end of the High Street.

Memorial Pillars, Runnymede-geograph-4083020

Memorial Pillars, Runnymede. The two pillars and the lodges either side of Windsor Road were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens after the death of Urban Broughton in 1929. The lodge on the left is used as a National Trust visitor centre and café.

Kingjohn-Egham-DavidParfitt

Sculpture portraying King John and Baron Fitzwalter in the act of sealing the Magna Carta. Located in Egham town centre, Surrey, UK. Height approx 4 metres. constructed from Bath stone, brick, and Norwegian granite. The other side of the statue features the work of other people listed on a plaque on the statue. These people were members of a community group that undertook a group project of carved blocks with designs depicting scenes and items that the community associated with the History of the area since King John's era. The project was supervised by the sculptor.

Magna Carta Memorial, Runnymede - geograph.org.uk - 2662046

Magna Carta Memorial, Runnymede

River Thames past Magna Carta Island - geograph.org.uk - 948634

River Thames past Magna Carta Island

Park at Runnymede - geograph.org.uk - 948668

Park at Runnymede. Between the road and the river is this park, which is always popular with visitors.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Egham.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Egham.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)