This splendid family-friendly circuit takes in Windsor Castle, Eton College, Dorney Lake, the Jubilee River and the River Thames.
Easily accessed from railway stations at Slough and Maidenhead (from London Paddington) and Windsor and Eton Riverside (from London Waterloo), it is ideal for those looking for a day out from London.
The Jubilee River is a seven-mile-long man-made flood channel running between Maidenhead and Windsor.
It provides a haven for fish, birds, animals and people including the Dorney Wetlands, an area specially created to provide a superb breeding and feeding habitat for many bird species.
A well-surfaced three-meter-wide path follows its entire length, with most of this being available to cyclists.
Due to security works by Eton College, the section of Route 4 and its link with Route 61 near Dorney Lake will be closed from July 2020 to September 2020. As of July there is an unsigned diversion that uses the footpath along the River Thames.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.
However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.
Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.
Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.