GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Jubilee River Walk

6 miles (10 km)

Follow the Jubilee River path from Maidenhead to Eton and Slough on this waterside walk or cycle on the border of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It's a delightful, peaceful trail with the gentle river surrounded by attractive woodland and countryside. The river path follows National Cycle Route 61 for most of the way.
The route starts in Taplow and heads south past Taplow Lake. The 30 acre lake is popular with swimmers and†wakeboarders.
You continue through Dorney, passing Dorney Common and the 15th century Tudor manor house of Dorney Court. The route then heads east passing the pretty village of Eton Wick before finishing in the fields just north of Eton and Windsor. Here you can pick up the Thames Path to extend your walk. The river also passes Dorney Lake where there is a nice surfaced cycling and walking trail with views across the Olympic lake.

Jubilee River OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Jubilee River Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For an alternative riverside walk from the town try the Maidenhead River Walk which runs to Windsor. It's about a 7 mile walk along the footpath passing Dorney Lake and Taplow on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Berkshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Jubilee River (14375658003)

Jubilee River in Slough

Jubilee River, Maidenhead - geograph.org.uk - 71700

Jubilee River: Maidenhead. A view looking downstream towards the A4 road bridge.†

Jubilee River seen from the A4 road bridge, Taplow geograph-3697313-by-Bikeboy

The river seen from the A4 road bridge, Taplow.

Footbridge over Jubilee River - geograph.org.uk - 25622

Footbridge over the river, Slough. The recently constructed Jubilee River flood relief scheme runs from Taplow to 1km south of this photo, near Datchet. This photo is taken from a spot less than half a mile from Central Slough, facing south.

Jubilee River, Manor Farm Weir - geograph.org.uk - 1117820

Manor Farm Weir. The Jubilee River was built at a cost of about £110 million to alleviate flooding to areas in and around the towns of Maidenhead, Windsor, and Eton. Although much of the civil engineering works are visible some are hidden. Here, for example, a much smaller watercourse that existed prior to the Jubilee River being built, Roundmoor Ditch, is actually culverted, out of sight, underneath the weir, from one side of the Jubilee River to the other, through a syphon arrangement, ensuring that, as far as possible, the route and function of the original watercourse are maintained both upstream and downstream of the crossing. The weir is known as Manor Farm after a nearby farm through whose land the Jubilee River was constructed. The river was made operational in 2002, and the first real test of its capabilities occurred during the flood event of January 2003, when the south bank here at Manor Farm Weir suffered severe erosion.

The Jubilee River - geograph.org.uk - 3296787

Dorney.

Jubilee River by Marsh Lane - geograph.org.uk - 2878920

Swans at Marsh Lane, Taplow.

Midstream Eyot, Jubilee River - geograph.org.uk - 2878973

Midstream Eyot, Jubilee River

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Jubilee River.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)