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The Queens Walkway, Windsor

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This short circular walk explores the historic town of Windsor, including the King’s residence at Windsor Castle and the banks of the River Thames.

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II becoming the UK and Commonwealth’s longest-reigning monarch, The Outdoor Trust established this new Walkway around her home at Windsor.

The route, a symbolic 6.321km long for 63 years and 210 days (Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years and 209 days), has been designed to link 63 of the town’s best attractions, parks, features and views.

The Queen opened The Queen’s Walkway in Windsor on her 90th birthday.  The Outdoor Trust was supremely honoured to be included in the special walkabout in Windsor, a formal moment of ceremony in the middle of two days of birthday celebrations.

The opening of The Queen’s Walkway completed a larger 6.37km route round Windsor, originally created to mark when Queen Elizabeth II first out-reigned Queen Victoria.

Windsor itself is a beautiful, unique and historic destination crowned by the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, and its magnificent gardens. The entire town is a wonderful place to walk, with plenty of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy along the way.

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Carpark: River Street Car Park, 2 River St, Windsor, SL4 1QT

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Windsor and Eton Central/Riverside, Datchet

Local Information

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".