Sunningdale to Windsor walk

Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle

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  • Photos: Virginia Water Cascades and Windsor Castle | Day Hike Saturday
    Hiking In London, Mar-22

    Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html

    Distance: 17.08 km (10.9 miles)

    Grading: Easy

    Rating: 2 out of 10

    Ascents: 189 m

    hiking time: About 5.5 to 6.5 hours of actual hiking

    This walk explores the Lake of Virginia Water Park, the Cascades, Valley Gardens (which overlooks it), Windsor Great Park (a forest and deer park), and the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

    Towards the north of the park, on a rise, is the copper horse statue. From there, the 4km Long Walk, an iconic tree lined path, slopes downhill to Windsor Castle, besides the Thames.

    Virginia Water Lake was originally little more than a stream. During World War II, the lake was drained, as its obvious shape provided enemy guidance at night to Windsor and other important military targets in the area. It has been used by the crews for the Harry Potter films for lakeside scenes.

    The Cascade, or Waterfall, is also notable. It was constructed from stones brought from Bagshot Heath. They are rumoured to be the remains from a Saxon settlement. From the Cascade a stream runs through a glen and ultimately enters the Thames at Chertsey. By the side of the Cascade, immense stones are arranged to form a cavern known as 'The Robber's Cave'.

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  • Virginia Water Cascades and Windsor Castle | 4K
    Hiking In London, May-22

    Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html

    Distance: 17.08 km (10.9 miles)

    Grading: Easy

    Rating: 2 out of 10

    Ascents: 189 m

    hiking time: About 5.5 to 6.5 hours of actual hiking

    This walk explores the Lake of Virginia Water Park, the Cascades, Valley Gardens (which overlooks it), Windsor Great Park (a forest and deer park), and the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

    Towards the north of the park, on a rise, is the copper horse statue. From there, the 4km Long Walk, an iconic tree lined path, slopes downhill to Windsor Castle, besides the Thames.

    Virginia Water Lake was originally little more than a stream. During World War II, the lake was drained, as its obvious shape provided enemy guidance at night to Windsor and other important military targets in the area. It has been used by the crews for the Harry Potter films for lakeside scenes.

    The Cascade, or Waterfall, is also notable. It was constructed from stones brought from Bagshot Heath. They are rumoured to be the remains from a Saxon settlement. From the Cascade a stream runs through a glen and ultimately enters the Thames at Chertsey. By the side of the Cascade, immense stones are arranged to form a cavern known as 'The Robber's Cave'.

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  • Virginia Water Cascades and Windsor Castle Great Park | 4K | Deer Park | Day Hike Saturday
    Hiking In London, Nov-21

    Sunningdale to Windsor walk Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html

    Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle

    Distance: 17.08 km (10.9 miles)

    Grading: Easy

    Rating: 2 out of 10

    Ascent: 189 m

    Hiking time: About 5.5 to 6.5 hours of actual hiking

    This walk explores the Lake of Virginia Water Park, the Cascades, Valley Gardens (which overlooks it), Windsor Great Park (a forest and deer park), and the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

    Towards the north of the park, on a rise, is the copper horse statue. From there, the 4 km Long Walk, an iconic tree lined path, slopes downhill to Windsor Castle, besides the Thames.

    Virginia Water Lake was originally little more than a stream. During World War II, the lake was drained, as its obvious shape provided enemy guidance at night to Windsor and other important military targets in the area. It has been used by the crews for the Harry Potter films for lakeside scenes.

    The Cascade, or Waterfall, is also notable. It was constructed from stones brought from Bagshot Heath. They are rumoured to be the remains from a Saxon settlement. From the cascade, a stream runs through a glen and ultimately enters the Thames at Chertsey. By the side of the Cascade, immense stones are arranged to form a cavern known as 'The Robber's Cave'.

    See more: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/sunningdale-to-windsor/index.html

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  • Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, Windsor Castle and the Long Walk | 4K
    Hiking In London, Jul-20

    Sunningdale to Windsor walk

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events/virginia-water-cascades-and-windsor-castle.html

    Length: 17.0km (10.6 miles), if ending the walk at Windsor Riverside railway station: 16.6 km (10.3 miles) if ending at Windsor Central, and 16.8 km (10.4 miles) if ending at Staines. Allow 4 hours for the walk. For the whole outing, including trains, sights and meals, allow 8 hours – or 9 hours if visiting Savill Gardens.

    This walk explores Virginia Water (a lake), Valley Gardens (which overlooks it), Windsor Great Park (a forest and deer park), and the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

    Near the start of this walk, you go through Coworth Park, with its polo playing fields, to enter the 4,800 acres of Windsor Great Park (no entrance charge), near the Virginia Water lake.

    You pass through Valley Gardens, overlooking the lake, which have a vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, which flower spectacularly in May or June. Check @WindsorGtPk

    Lunch is in a pleasant cafeteria over­looking the Savill Gardens (you have to pay to enter the gardens).

    After lunch, the route is up Rhododendron Ride to Cow Pond, which is covered in an array of water lilies. From here, it is through some light woods and on to the Royal Lodge, to pass through gates into Windsor Deer Park.

    You now have a choice of route onwards: make for the Copper Horse statue and simply embark on the full 4km of the Long Walk (which feels a bit long after a while), or follow the original (and more complicated) route through the park, joining it 1km further along.

    When you eventually reach the gates of Windsor Castle you turn left into the town, to walk through some of its oldest streets and their many inns, cafes and restaurants are all suitable for a tea stop.

    This walk may be undertaken all year round and it is relatively mud-free in winter. However, the best time to try it is in mid-May, when the azaleas are in full bloom, and the rhododendrons are coming into flower.

    This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

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  • Windsor Great Park | 🇬🇧 Virginia Water | Sunningdale to Windsor Castle | Hiking UK
    Hiking In London, Mar-20

    Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle .

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events/saturday/virginia-water-cascades-and-windsor-castle.html

    17.0km (10.6 miles), if ending the walk at Windsor Riverside railway station: 16.6 km (10.3 miles) if ending at Windsor Central, and 16.8 km (10.4 miles) if ending at Staines. Allow 4 hours for the walk. For the whole outing, including trains, sights and meals, allow 8 hours – or 9 hours if visiting Savill Gardens.

    If you arrived to this page is because you are interested in our Club and what we are doing. Probably we share the same values, we love nature and the freedom of walking through the country side. Even more, you might want to collaborate with us to help us improve and replace our hiking equipment. If so, please proceed with a donation subscription, you choose the amount and you can cancel at any time. Feel proud to be part of this big community!!

    In return, in the case you have a company, we can include your logo on our website, videos...etc

    Let's growth together!!

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    This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

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  • VIRGINIA WATER CASCADES AND WINDSOR CASTLE England 🇬🇧 UK Hiking
    Hiking In London, Jan-19

    Sunningdale to Windsor walk

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html

    Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle

    This walk explores the Lake of Virginia Water Park, the Cascades, Valley Gardens (which overlooks it), Windsor Great Park (a forest and deer park), and the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

    Virginia Water Lake was originally little more than a stream. During World War II, the lake was drained, as its obvious shape provided enemy guidance at night to Windsor and other important military targets in the area. It has been used by the crews for the Harry Potter films for lakeside scenes.

    The Cascade, or Waterfall, is also notable. It was constructed from stones brought from Bagshot Heath. They are rumoured to be the remains from a Saxon settlement. From the Cascade a stream runs through a glen and ultimately enters the Thames at Chertsey. By the side of the Cascade, immense stones are arranged to form a cavern known as 'The Robber's Cave'.

    Towards the north of the park, on a rise, is the copper horse statue. From there, the 4km Long Walk, an iconic tree lined path, slopes downhill to Windsor Castle, besides the Thames.

    Photos:

    https://www.flickr.com/groups/windsor_castle/pool/

    Distance: 17.08km (10.9 miles)

    Grading: Easy

    Rating: 2 out of 10

    Ascent: 189m

    Hiking time: About 5.5 to 6.5 hours of actual hiking

    See more: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/sunningdale-to-windsor/index.html

    If you arrived to this page is because you are interested in our Club and what we are doing. Probably we share the same values, we love nature and the freedom of walking through the country side. Even more, you might want to collaborate with us to help us improve and replace our hiking equipment. If so, please proceed with a donation subscription, you choose the amount and you can cancel at any time. Feel proud to be part of this big community!!

    In return, in the case you have a company, we can include your logo on our website, videos...etc

    Let's growth together!!

    https://www.patreon.com/hikinginlondon

    This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

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  • VIRGINIA WATER, WINDSOR GREAT PARK, THE LONG WALK, AND WINDSOR CASTLE | England Hiking UK
    Hiking In London, Jan-17

    Sunningdale to Windsor walk

    Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle

    A Castle was first built at Windsor by William the Conqueror in 1070. Windsor Castle fell to a siege by John, King Richard I’s brother, in 1193, and was captured, without a defence being mounted, by the Parliamentarians in 1642, the first year of the Civil War. It suffered badly in the fire of 1992, Queen Elizabeth II’s ‘annus horribilis’. Windsor Castle (tel 01753 831 118) is open daily: March to October from 9.45am to 5.15pm, November to February from 9.45am to 4.15pm (last admission one hour earlier, both periods). Check before visiting as the Castle is closed on a number of days during the year. Admission (2018) is £21.20.

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    If you arrived to this page is because you are interested in our Club and what we are doing. Probably we share the same values, we love nature and the freedom of walking through the country side. Even more, you might want to collaborate with us to help us improve and replace our hiking equipment. If so, please proceed with a donation subscription, you choose the amount and you can cancel at any time. Feel proud to be part of this big community!!

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  • Sunningdale to Windsor. 16/12/12.
    amib, Jan-13

    Making use of the new East London Line extension to Clapham, today's walk is around 10 miles from Surrey into Berkshire.

    Setting out in glorious sunshine, the walker soon leaves the station behind to enter Coworth Park, passing the famous polo fields. Then, it's into Windsor Great Park, via Virginia Water lakes and Valley Gardens. Lunch is had at the Obelisk Pond, though there is a cafe at Savill Gardens nearby.

    Thereafter, it's up Rhododendron Ride to Cow Pond, and on to the Royal Lodge. Then, passing through gates into the Deer Park, there's a choice of paths for some fine views from the Copper Horse statue, though jet noise is now omni-present!

    Following The Long Walk, now part of the Three Castles' Path, the walker reaches the gates of Windsor Castle in a downpour; rain hampers filming hereafter.

    A pleasant enough walk, though a bit suburban and busy for this particular walker's tastes; it is a 'park walk', and that's exactly what you get.