The Jubilee River
Suit: Aged 4 and above
Terrain: Path along the river. Flat and well surfaced
Getting There: To park at Marsh Lane Weir turn right off the A4 (between Maidenhead and Slough) signposted Dorney Reach. The car park is 1⁄2 mile on the right hand side. To park at Dorney continue on the A4 taking the next right signposted to Dorney. Just before the village you will see the car park on the left hand side.
Parking: There are good car parks at Marsh Lane Weir and Dorney Village. The route can be accessed directly from both car parks. Dorney village also has the Palmers Arms and Pineapple pub.
Short Section: From either car park cycle downstream and return the way you came. If you were to start at Marsh lane Weir and cycled to Dorney and back you would complete about 3 miles. If you wished to go a little further on from Dorney then just past Manor farm bridge there is an opportunity to divert up the small hill for a great view of Windsor castle, and in the distance, Burnham Beeches and Windsor Forest.
If you wished to go a little further here are a couple of options.
- Dorney to the end of the Jubilee River (8 miles)
If you were to start at Dorney you may like to ride all the way to the end of the river. Follow all the way travelling under the A332 and Railway bridge. Continue on the river as it passes Slough Weir. At the car park take care crossing the road using the pelican crossing. The playing fields of Eton are now to your right. At the Myrke footbridge cross over and return back along the river on the opposite bank. You return back to the southerly bank in a mile. Follow all the way back.
- Dorney to Eton (8 miles)
It is possible to cycle directly into Eton from the Jubilee River. There is a traffic free route that will take you right into the centre of the town and Eton Bridge. Once you have passed under the A332 you will come to the railway bridge. Turn right here at a small blue sign saying route 4 following alongside the railway. Continue along this path going under the railway. At the Dorney road go straight across following route 4 signs to Eton. Follow route alongside railway arches enjoying superb views of the castle to your left. At the lane go left into Eton. At the junction (you may wish to dismount here) turn right towards the Watermans Arms for the very centre of Eton and footbridge to Windsor.
Written on December 20th, 2018 by Saddle Safari