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Windsor Park -Posh walk - 20km

  • Jun 28, 2014 · 9:15 AM
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 I have decided to organize a stroll in Windsor Park in the attemt to go places we have not been before. However if you are not used to long walks please do not join this event as the stroll will be 20km long. And it will not be a stroll really as we will aim to walk at least at 4-5 km per hour. So this is definitely not a stroll but a fast paced walk through Windsor Great Park, the size of some 24km in circumference. Windsor Great Park is far too large to be a park in the ordinary sense of the word and although there are formal gardens and graceful avenues of trees, large sections remain wooded and relatively wild. And we may even see deer, but do not count it, as the deer definitely is not too keen on seeing us.

Having a picnic along the way is a great idea, so bring your posh picnic cuttlery and chilled champagne. Or bring your snacks and sandwiches in a sandwich bag if you wish to, it doesn't matter really. Being known to be quite an egalitarian Club, we won't mind as long as you are having a nice time. So the idea of this walk is just to see where the English upper classes spent their outdoors time. It was William the Conqueror who established the Castle and acquired the surrounding forest for hunting. But we will not be visiting the Castle, as we want to spend the day outdoors doing the Long Walk lined with chesnut trees. We can stop a the cafe in Savill Gardens before we continue to the oak woodland and then to Valley Gardens and Virginia Water.

The last 5km are back to the Long Walk to head back to Windsor where we will stop for a pint at the Two Brewers before we head back to London and our normal daily grind. So for a day, wear your poshest hiking clothes ever but make sure they are comfortable because there will be a lot of walking. And you can even bring your unusual pet along. Or a +1.

Cost: The price of a return ticket including the £4 contribution to the European Club is £11.50. You will have to travel in groups of 3 on the way back.

Our walks are very popular so please RSVP only if you are sure that you can come along. Don't "book" a spot and change your RSVP last minute. I know that "game" and it will count as a "no show" which will ultimately result in being a "former member" of the best run European organization this side of Brussels.

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  • zorka

    It was a great walk -despite the rain. Thank you Maya for organizing it.

    June 30, 2014

  • Atul

    Maja, Thanks for organising this...wet no doubt, but fun nevertheless. Enjoyed the walk and the wonderful discussions...Thank you all for making it enjoyable.

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Valeria

    What a fun walk..Thank you guys and Maja for organising!! =)

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Ozgur G

    The name Windsor derived from Windlesoran c.1060, Windesores 1086. It means 'Bank or slope with a windlass'. Old English windels+ōra

    June 29, 2014

  • Maja

    The weatest walk of this year by far. 5 hours in the pouring rain were invigorating.

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • Grae

    ~~ Typical english Summers day !!

    Socks came off with a 'glug' - may have trench foot !!

    Thanks all

    3 · June 28, 2014

  • Andy F.

    In terms of choice of walk, distance and scenery I would have given it 5 stars but if you'll excuse the pun, the weather put a dampener on things!! Loved Windsor deer park! Would have been awesome on a warm sunny day!!

    June 28, 2014

  • Olga

    WET!! Fun though. :)

    2 · June 28, 2014

  • bradley

    wet and wonderful

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • Philip

    Hi Maja, I just received your message but don't have your phone number. Can you please phone or txt again?

    June 28, 2014

  • Maja

    Gussie it's a no show dear!

    June 28, 2014

    • Ozgur G

      Where are you guys?

      June 28, 2014

  • Ingrid S

    I have to make my own way to Windsor. What time will you arrive at Windsor station?

    June 27, 2014

  • Santiago

    Hi all, I am pulling out, sorry. Don't want to risk not being able to get there on time, and the walk seems full, so please someone else enjoy my place.
    Have a lovely walk.

    June 26, 2014

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