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Three Castles Path (England)

96 km / 60 miles

Bracknell F, Hants, Windsor M
This route was inspired by the 13th century journeys of King John via the Castle built by him near Odiham. The route takes in Windsor Great Park to Ascot, the Crown Estate south of Bracknell, the Blackwater Valley, the Basingstoke canal, the Whitewater River and the River Itchen from Itchen Abbas to the Great Hall, at The Castle, Winchester.

There are some hilly sections but it is mainly easy walking. Apart from Hartley Wintney and Odiham/North Warnborough, only small villages are passed en route. Intermediate rail links can be made from Ascot, Sandhurst, Crowthorne and Winchfield.

For explorers of the extensive Windsor Great Park, the book by McDowall provides historical and landscape background and describes several walks within the Park.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes
Canal; Downland/Wolds; Heath; River; Heritage; Monarchy
Start
SU967772 - Windsor Castle, Windsor M
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Finish
SU477294 - Great Hall, The Castle, Winchester, Hants
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet
Three Castles Path (Ramblers East Berkshire Group - 1998)
Paperback
Windsor Great Park: The Walker's Guide (The Laird Press - 2007)

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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Other Paper Maps:
Map (Other)
Windsor & The Great Park (Ramblers East Berkshire Group)
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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B & B Accommodation
Hatsue Guest House  (bookable online)
3 Km
23 Km
Hotels
Fernbank Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
59 Km
Self-catering
Winchester Holiday Lets  (bookable online)
2 Km
96 Km

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Route Profile:

98.0 Km (60.9 miles)
1,210 m (3,970 ft) ascent
195 m (640 ft)  maximum height