GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eton Walks

10 miles (16 km)

This Berkshire based town is a fine place to start a walk with two rivers, a local lake and the iconic Eton College to explore.
This riverside circular walk from the village visits Eton Wick, the River Thames Path, Dorney Lake, the Jubilee River and the famous Eton College. The college dates back to the 15th century when it was founded by Henry VI. Eton is one of the most prestigious institutions in the world due to its history, wealth, andnotable alumni.
The walk start from the riverside train station where you can pick up the Thames Path National Trail and follow it west along the river to Eton Wick.
The route continues west along the Boveney Ditch and the Cree Brook on Dorney Common before turning north west along Dorney Lake. The lake was used as the rowing venue for the 2012 Olympics in London.
You continue through Dorney, passing Dorney Court before picking up the Jubilee River Path. Follow this east past Chalvey on the outskirts of Slough before coming to Agars Plough. You can turn south west along the school playing fields before passing the historic Eton College and returning to the train station.

Postcode

SL4 1QG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Eton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Eton

  • 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
  • Dorney Lake - This purpose-built rowing lake in Buckinghamshire has a traffic free National Cycle Network trail running past it on one side and the Thames Path on the other
  • Jubilee River - Follow the Jubilee River path from Maidenhead to Eton on this waterside walk or cycle on the border of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire
  • Windsor Great Park - A circular cycle or walk around the beautiful Windsor Great Park in Surrey
  • Maidenhead Boundary Walk - This circular walk takes you around the old boundary of Maidenhead
  • The Long Walk Windsor Castle - This route in Windsor Great Park takes you along the famous 'Long Walk' to Windsor Castle
  • Maidenhead River Walk - This walk takes you from Maidenhead to Windsor along the Thames Path National Trail

Pubs/Cafes

The Cote is a nice choice for some post walk refreshment. The brasserie is located in a lovely spot by the river, next to The Eton Walkway bridge which crosses the Thames near the train station. There's outdoor seating where you can relax and enjoy a bite to eat with a view of the river.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area you could visit the expansive Windsor Great Park and the The Long Walk at Windsor Castle. You could also continue along the river path to visit Maidenhead.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Berkshire Walks page.

Photos

Eton College boathouses from Windsor and Eton Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 753286

Eton College boathouses from Windsor and Eton Bridge

Dorney Rowing Lake - geograph.org.uk - 1505153

Dorney Rowing Lake

House on the Bridge, Eton - geograph.org.uk - 1920743

House on the Bridge now the Cote, Eton

Eton Wick, Confluence of Roundmoor Ditch with Cress Brook - geograph.org.uk - 1142081

Eton Wick: Confluence of Roundmoor Ditch with Cress Brook Roundmoor Ditch, on the left, joins with Cress Brook, on the right, here to form Boveney Ditch. Although these watercourses are known as "Ditches" they are large enough in terms of width and depth to be bigger than many so-called rivers. Eagle-eyed viewers will spot the heron, and the faint wisp of steam coming off the surface of Roundmoor Ditch caused by the air temperature being much lower than the water temperature.

Bridge in Eton College grounds - geograph.org.uk - 1802236

Bridge in Eton College grounds

Eton College - geograph.org.uk - 25670

Eton College. This photo shows the Eton College Library on the right (the domed building), the College chapel in the centre, and the original College building on the left. Most of this square is taken up with Eton and Eton Brocas (the fields to the west of Eton by the river

Cycle paths and footpaths near Eton Wick - geograph.org.uk - 1804161

Cycle paths and footpaths near Eton Wick

Jubilee River bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1802278

Jubilee River bridge. This bridge carries the bridleway from Eton Wick to Cippenham.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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