GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wraysbury Walk

3 miles (5.6 km)

This pretty Berkshire village is located close to the River Thames near Windsor.
This walk from the village visits the National Trust's Ankerwyckewhere there's an ancient yew and a ruined priory to see.
The walk starts on the village green next to the mock windmill. From here you can follow footpaths south to AnkerwyckeFarm and Priory ruins. You'll also pass the 2,500 year old Ankerwycke Yew which is the National Trust's oldest tree. It is rumoured that beneath the tree King Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and some reports suggest that he even proposed in its shadow. While the Magna Carta is said to have been sealed at Runnymede on the other side of the Thames, some think it was sealed on tihs side of the river, perhaps under the ancient yew. You can enjoy a stroll down to the river before circling round and returning to the village.
To extend your walking in the area head north east to visit Wraysbury Reservoir and Staines Moor.

Wraysbury OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wraysbury Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the George at Wraysbury for some refreshments after your walk. This fine 16th century inn includes a delightful Olive Garden where you can sit outside on warmer days. You can find the pub in the village at 29 Windsor Road with a postcode of TW19 5DE for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

It's a nice place to take your dog for a stroll and the George pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the opposite side of the river you can visit the historic site of Runnymede, the birthplace of the Magna Carta. The interesting town of Egham is also located in this area.
You could also pick up the Thames Path and follow it towards Windsor where you can visit the expansive Windsor Great Park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Berkshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Splash mill

Splash Windmill, a mock windmill at Wraysbury, Berkshire

Ankerwyke Priory - geograph.org.uk - 809351

Ankerwyke Priory

Ankerwycke-Yew-east-view

The ancient Ankerwycke Yew

Ankerwyke Farm - geograph.org.uk - 156507

Ankerwyke Farm. This farm estate is owned by the National Trust and extends to the River Thames. Magna Carta Lane can be glimpsed on the right edge of this photograph and leads to the eponymous island.

Ankerwyke Farm Cottages - geograph.org.uk - 156503

Ankerwyke Farm Cottages. These cottages are at the junction of Staines Road and Magna Carta Lane.

Runnymede Royal Air Force Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 809342

Runnymede Royal Air Force Memorial. The air force memorial on Cooper's Hill, as seen from Ankerwyke island.

Ankerwyke Farm - geograph.org.uk - 156509

Ankerwyke Farm. The hill in the distance is on the west bank of the Thames where the Runnymede Kennedy Memorial is located. The track in the foreground leads to the site of Ankerwyke Priory, originally a Benedictine foundation.

Wraysbury, Colne Brook - geograph.org.uk - 116593

Wraysbury: Colne Brook. Colne Brook viewed looking northwards and upstream from the Coppermill Road bridge. The area to the right was once the site of a paper mill.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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