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Thames Valley Circular Walk

Windsor & Maidenhead

201 km / 125 miles
Approximately 125 miles long, this circular long distance path in the countrside and towns around Reading has access points that are easily reached by train from London, Reading and adjoining stations. If time is limited it can be walked in sections at weekends and bank holidays with one or two overnight stops.

The walk passes through a variety of beautiful countryside including river valleys, chalk downland, coniferous forests, rare heath, and beech woods that are carpeted with bluebells in spring. The route takes in Windsor, Sandhurst, Winchfield, Dummer, Kingsclere, Woolhampton, Streatley, Stonor, Marlow, then back to Windsor.

The Thames Valley Circular Walk is not way-marked although it sometimes shares rights of way with other long distance paths. The walk mostly follows footpaths and bridle-ways, linked together by quiet lanes.

Full route description and sketch maps available from website below, run by supporters of Oxfam.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SU966770 - Windsor, Windsor & Maidenhead View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Round Reading Walks - Thames Valley Circular Walk


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 174, 175, 176, 185, 186
OS Landranger Active 174, 175, 176, 185, 186
OS Explorer 144, 158, 159, 160, 170, 171, 172
OS Explorer Active 144, 158, 159, 160, 170, 171, 172

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195.8 km (121.7 miles)
2,626 m (8,615 ft) ascent
228 m (748 ft)  maximum height

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