Maidenhead River Walk
This walk takes you from Maidenhead to Windsor along the Thames Path National Trail. It's a popular walk running for just over 7 miles along a flat riverside path. Along the way there's pretty locks, weirs and some lovely country views to enjoy.
The walk starts from the picturesque Boulter's Lock where there is a car parking area next to the Thames. From here you can pick up the Thames Path and follow it south along the river to Taplow and Dorney Reach where you'll pass Monkey Island and the pretty Dorney Lake. The attractive lake was used as the rowing venue for the 2012 Olympics in London. The site additionally includes 450 acres of parkland with an Arboretum and Nature Conservation area.
The route continues to Queen's Eyot before coming to Eton Wick and Eton where you can visit the famous school. Soon after you cross the river to finish in Windsor close to the historic castle.
Maidenhead River Walk PostcodeSL6 8JN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Maidenhead River Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Maidenhead River Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Maidenhead River Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular Maidenhead Boundary Walk also starts from the lock car park. The 13 mile trail is a nice way to explore the area around the town.
At the other end of the route there's the Windsor River Walk. This circular walk visits Eton Wick, Eton Great Common, Eton College and Datchet.
You can also reach Eton from the town on the Jubilee River Walk. This route passes Taplow Lake and the 15th century Dorney Court on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Berkshire Walks page.