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Windsor & Runnymede
Introduction to Walk 1385

Photo from the walk - Windsor & Runnymede

County/Area - Berkshire & Surrey

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Time - 6 hours 20 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This walk starts and ends within sight of the world's largest and oldest occupied castle, Windsor Castle. The circular route takes in part of the Thames Pathway, and visits the Magna Carta monument and John F Kennedy memorial at Runnymede before returning through Windsor Great Park. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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The Thames Path

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The Thames Path Map BookletMap of the 180 mile (288km) Thames Path National Trail, from London's Thames Barrier to the river's source near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on OS 1:25,000 maps. The easy riverside route takes around two weeks to walk.
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