The Jubilee River, Eton Dorney

Route Details

  • From - to: Circular route around Windsor
  • Type: Flat, mostly traffic-free
  • Surface: Minor tarmac roads or stone
  • National Cycle Network: Route 4 and Route 61

Route Description

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 (Paddington) and Windsor and Eton Riverside (Waterloo), it is ideal for those looking for a day out from London.

Before starting it is worth getting hold of the Jubilee River cycle leaflet which shows the whole of this route together with the various ways in which the circuit can be lengthened or shortened as desired. It also shows the link routes from Slough and Maidenhead stations, each about 2 miles in length.

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 3-metre-wide path follows its entire length, with most of this being available to cyclists.

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To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.

Latitude: 
51.505874392790666
Longitude: 
-0.6677646448852026
Zoom level: 
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This splendid family friendly circuit takes in Windsor Castle, Eton College, Dorney Lake, the Jubilee River and the River Thames.