Join us as we walk a royal trail around the fields and woods of Windsor. Home to kings and queens since William the Conqueror, Windsor is dominated by its castle, which, as benefitting a monarch, is the largest in the kingdom.
Our trail will take us first to the calming waters of the Thames, where we will explore Runnymede, the site at which medieval barons forced a king to sign the Magna Carta. From there we will walk into the Great Park. Dating back more than 900 years, this former royal hunting ground is an area of scenic woods, beautiful lakes, and pleasant pastures.
As the day draws to a close we will the follow the 'Long Walk', once described by Jonathan Swift as 'the finest avenue I ever saw'. Lined with oak trees, it will offer a spectacular ending to our hike as we approach Windsor Castle for one of the most photographed views in the country.
Having arrived in Windsor, we will celebrate the day's endeavours, as we usually do, with food and drink in a local pub.
Meet: Waterloo train Station - in the middle of the station, near Information desk - 09:45 (leaving on 10:20 train)
Price: £21 (covers transport and a full day guided hike)
Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link at the top
Price does not include meals and drinks
Distance: 15 kms/9 miles
Hike level: easy to medium
Estimated time of return to London: 9PM
Things to bring:
packed lunch to eat at half way
money for end of day pub dinner