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Maieto two
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By SofaJockey on 15 Jun 2021


Distance

11km/7mi

Ascent

71m

Descent

77m

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Description

This route from Maidenhead to Eton starts by heading east out of Maidenhead along the Bath Road. Soon after crossing the Jubilee River, a lane heads south and picks up a path following the Jubilee River for much of the route towards Eton. Approaching Eton, take a cycleway south alongside the Slough-Eton railway line, then head South-east along Common Road into Eton. This route is an alternative to following the Thames. The Jubilee was constructed 20-30 years ago, so it's less mature and there's no river traffic, but it's also is more open and doesn't suffer from some of the built-up paths cutting through peoples' gardens on the Thames path

This route from Maidenhead to Eton starts by heading east out of Maidenhead along the Bath Road. Soon after crossing the Jubilee River, a lane heads south and picks up a path following the Jubilee River for much of the route towards Eton. Approaching Eton, take a cycleway south alongside the Slough-Eton railway line, then head South-east along Common Road into Eton. This route is an alternative to following the Thames. The Jubilee was constructed 20-30 years ago, so it's less mature and there's no river traffic, but it's also is more open and doesn't suffer from some of the built-up paths cutting through peoples' gardens on the Thames path

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Maidenhead
Grid Ref SU8903381171
Lat / Lon 51.52245° / -0.71810°
Easting / Northing 489,033E / 181,171N
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Eton
Grid Ref SU9665077650
Lat / Lon 51.48955° / -0.60931°
Easting / Northing 496,650E / 177,650N
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Martin Ellis

14 Nov 2022

Maidenhead to Eton 2 (Maieto 2) review.

A Slow Way which follows the course of the artificial Jubilee River.

Note: I walked Eton to Maidenhead.

The walk out of Eton follows the High Street, then a lane, and finally a footpath (Photo 1) to the riverside.

The Jubilee River Way is, for the most part, a well-maintained cycle route (Photos 2 & 3). There are benches and tables at convenient intervals. The watercourse is designed to look like a natural river. I’m not convinced, but there are also artificially constructed wildlife habitats to enjoy (Photo 4).

After leaving the river, there is a rather uninspiring urban-walk over the Thames bridge and through Maidenhead to the High Street.


Jane Taylor

17 Oct 2021

I've walked Windsor/Eton --> Maidenhead a number of times along the Thames path, however I've always carried on up the river to Cookham, and never walked into central Maidenhead. I picked out this route to see if there's an equally interesting alternative along the Jubilee River.

I walked on a lovely Autumn day, and while there is plenty to commend, I was a bit disappointed overall, and feel I can't wholeheartedly back this route.

I left Maidenhead walking east along the A4 Bath Road, I found this was a polluted slog. By the time I got to the bridge I was already reaching for my inhaler, and there's more to come before getting to the Jubilee River and the start of off-road walking.
The off-road path is very easy, flat, wide, the whole route will suit prams and pushchairs well, possibly wheelchairs, although there are some barriers to negotiate.
The river itself is good for birds, and there's a nature reserve further towards Eton. However the path is often a little back from the river and there are trees between, so not much of a sense of walking along the water's edge. Compared with walking along the Thames path I found the Jubilee a little dull.
There are plenty of good picnic spots with benches, otherwise refreshments require a detour into Dorney.
Coming into Eton the route passes the famous school, several smart gentlemen's outfitters, and well-located tea shops.

I think there may still be a good route waiting to be found which avoids the A4 slog and builds in some refreshments. Maidenhead ---> Bray ---> Dorney ---> Eton may work. I don't live locally but may make a trip back to research if I have time.


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