In Aid of Children in Need

The Outdoor Guide and Cotswold Outdoor team up for a Wheelchair-friendly Ramble around Windsor in aid of BBC Children in Need.

Wheelchair users and walkers will follow the Queen’s Walkway and take in Windsor’s best sights, pausing to shop for a BBC Children in Need Pudsey Ramble Hat at Cotswold Outdoor.

Event Date:
Saturday 5th October
Start time:
11:00am
End time:
2:00pm
Start & End Location:
Henry VIII Windsor Gate: Google Maps Link

Accessible Changing Room Facilities and Toilet information here: changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org

The Outdoor Guide (TOG), co-founded by Ex-Countryfile Presenter Julia bradbury, and Cotswold Outdoor have joined forces to put on a guided wheelchair-friendly walk along the Queen’s Walkway route in Windsor, starting from the Castle gates at 11am on Saturday 5th October.

The walk is one in a series of Rambles that Cotswold Outdoor is pulling together to get more people of all abilities outdoors. Outdoor activity champion TOG is partnering with the outdoor gear specialist for Windsor’s wheelchair-friendly event, which will be led by TOG accessibility director Debbie North.

The Queen’s Walkway is a circular route linking 63 Windsor attractions. It was conceived by The Outdoor Trust as a Commonwealth Walkway in recognition of The Queen becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

The Walkway’s 6.373 km (approx. 4 miles) length symbolically echoes Her Majesty’s record-breaking 63 years, 7 months and 3 days (one day more than Queen Victoria) on the throne in September 2015.

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The meeting place at Windsor Castle

The route is designed to be as accessible as possible to help all walkers and people with mobility challenges explore Windsor’s significant sights. Starting from the Castle, the Walkway takes in Windsor Great Park, heritage buildings including the Guildhall and Theatre Royal, historic streets in the town centre, its many royal memorials, and views of Eton College from the banks of the River Thames.

Anyone wishing to join the walk please sign up below:

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Julia Bradbury, co-founder of TOG with her sister Gina, says …

“I’m absolutely thrilled that TOG and Cotswold Outdoor are teaming up to create an accessible ramble around Windsor in aid of BBC Children in Need. This is a fabulous opportunity to explore one of Britain’s most magical towns and experience Windsor’s uniquely royal atmosphere, while supporting a hugely valuable charity.”

Debbie North, Ambassador of TOG’s accessibility arm AccessTOG, says …

“I’m really excited to be leading this walk. The Queen’s Walkway is a wonderful way for walkers of all abilities to explore wonderful Windsor. And I’ll be at the front of the queue for a Pudsey beanie hat at the Cotswold Outdoor shop – BBC Children in Need is such a great cause, and yellow has always been my favourite colour!”

Shopmobility Windsor, situated in Windsor’s coach park, hires manual and powered wheelchairs to people with limited mobility. Tel 01753 622330 www.people2places.org.uk

Optional:

Countryfile Ramble Bobble Hat
Countryfile Ramble Bobble Hat

The Queen’s Walkway in Windsor
In partnership with the Outdoor Trust, The Outdoor Guide were invited along to Windsor to film the Mayor of Australia’s Gold Coast, Tom Tate, exploring the Queen’s Walkway in Windsor. The same route we are going to take for this walk. This route commemorates the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, since 9 September the longest reign in British history.