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Thames Valley Circular Walk

201 km / 125 miles

Windsor & Maidenhead
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
Average Gradients; Downland/Wolds; Heath; River
Start and Finish
SU966770 - Windsor, Windsor & Maidenhead
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Along Path
B & B Accommodation
Hatsue Guest House  (bookable online)
3 Km
24 Km
Fernbank Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
60 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
84 Km
Hilton Newbury Centre  (bookable online)
4 Km
110 Km
Brambly Thatch Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
138 Km
B & B Accommodation
Herons Nest  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
177 Km

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Route Profile:

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