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Windsor

Berkshire


Slow Ways linking Windsor and Ascot, Eton, Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead), Maidenhead, Wraysbury

England / Berkshire / Windsor

Windsor’s five Slow Ways are 65% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 3/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Windsor from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ascot—Windsor
Ascwin one

Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 77m Descent 130m
Eton—Windsor
Etowin one Survey me Distance 1km/0mi Ascent 2m Descent 14m
Maidenhead—Windsor
Maiwin one Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 31m Descent 37m
Windsor—Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)
Winhor one

Double check Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 36m Descent 23m
Windsor—Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)
Winhor two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 29m Descent 42m
Windsor—Wraysbury
Winwra one Pioneer me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 22m Descent 12m
Windsor—Wraysbury
Winwra two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

61% of Windsor’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

6/7

reviewed

1/7

surveyed

3/7

verified

9 people have contributed to Windsor’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Windsor

43km out of 50km have been walked and reviewed

127km of reviews have been shared in Windsor

Latest Updates

Adrian Schofield took this photo on Ascwin one

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To divert from Windsor to Ascot at Snow Hill turn right along a footpath or bridleway. If you are going from Ascot to Windsor then just turn left where the route is closed and then take every first right until you end up at Snow Hill....

Adrian Schofield

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Eton—Windsor

Berkshire Walker pledged to walk Etowin one

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There is a bench by the side of the road before you get into the Crown Estate- there isn’t another bench until well into Windsor Great Park! The path in the Crown Estate is paved until the left turn, at which point it turns into a muddy/gravelly path with more exposed roots. To get from the Crown Estate into Windsor Great Park there is a busy road to cross with no lights or pedestrian crossing....

Isabel

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A footpath (Photo 1) ends at the entrance to Windsor Great Park....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Ascwin one

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A neat connecting walk over the Thames (Photo 1) and past Windsor Castle. There is no shortage of benches along the way....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Etowin one

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I’ve routed via Datchet Common so that exposure to the Horton Road is kept to a minimum. Datchet Common is a bit rough and ready, but for me it’s a welcome contrast to the road alternative....

Jane Taylor

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Windsor—Wraysbury

Jane Taylor added Winwra two, a new walk from Windsor to Wraysbury

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The only extra comment I would add to my first one is that there is a high metal gate on the approach from the Cumberland Lodge to the Copper horse statue of George III which seems to be locked at first glance. However, I could push the gate for pedestrians easily and to move up to the statue....

Petr Sadilek

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As I walked this route in mid January and started from Ascot, I couldn't follow it further than to Cumberland Lodge....

Petr Sadilek

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Ascot—Windsor

David Sanderson added Ascwin one, a new walk from Ascot to Windsor

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The two routes split after Datchet, this one crosses the Thames to Windsor, the other stays on the north side of the river to Eton. After 2 km the route turns left off the B road onto a track which accesses various businesses and housing, and then it goes behind the houses onto Datchet Common. After Datchet the route joins the long distance Thames path as far as the Victoria bridge....

Jane Taylor

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Windsor—Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Jane Taylor added Winhor two, a new walk from Windsor to Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)

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I've made a new route Winhor Two, which resolves the access problem at Windsor, and also has less walking alongside the B376....

Jane Taylor

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The route map shows a deviation to the south near Windsor and Eton Riverside railway station which would take users either into Windsor Castle grounds or into a car park which is, save for vehicle access, fenced. The route leaves Datchet on the B376 which, once outside the built-up area, has a 40MPH speed limit....

MA

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I walked along Eton High Street, enjoyed a well-kept pint of the local beer at the excellent George Inn, then across the Thames on a footbridge, and up the (fairly steep) hill past the Theatre Royal (Cherry Orchard) to finish opposite Windsor Castle, outside the Central Station (service to Slough). 4 stars, not the route's fault, too many cars in Windsor for perfection, but close!...

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Etowin one

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And the roads have footpaths and traffic should be slow (20-30mph limits). Ascent/Descent figures look incorrect. Eton->Windsor has a significant hill climb up to the Castle....

se71

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Near the start the route detours off the B470 into Home Park - which is private property and inaccessible. If you stick to the road you will be OK. There is a better detour along the river on the north side, but it is down some steep steps by the bridge so maybe that's why it is not taken....

se71

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Starting at Maidenhead, there is a short amount of street walking to reach the Thames towpath at Bridge Gardens (Photo 1)....

Martin Ellis

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The path does cut through a few gardens (where you feel quite gated in) and there are a couple of narrow points, but this is a top quality Slow Way with much to offer....

SofaJockey

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This must count as one of the shortest Slow Ways and one where the route is inevitable, along Eton High Street, over the Thames and up the hill into Windsor. Eton and Windsor are both lovely as is the Thames....

SofaJockey

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SofaJockey took this photo on Etowin one

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An easy, flat route that starts at Windsor and Eton Central station and ends at Maidenhead Town Hall and Library, and follows the Thames Path National Trail. Lots to see along the route, plenty of benches to stop for a rest, no stiles. Joggers, dog walkers and cyclists also use the path....

EwartCF

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Windsor

Hannahadele8 surveyed Windsor

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Eton—Windsor

Slow Ways added Etowin one, a new walk from Eton to Windsor

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Maidenhead—Windsor

Slow Ways added Maiwin one, a new walk from Maidenhead to Windsor

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Windsor—Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Slow Ways added Winhor one, a new walk from Windsor to Horton (Windsor and Maidenhead)

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Windsor—Wraysbury

Slow Ways added Winwra one, a new walk from Windsor to Wraysbury

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Windsor, Wed 28 February

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Windsor’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU9674676912

Lat / Lon

51.48290° / -0.60813°

Easting / Northing

496,746E / 176,912N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Windsor's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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