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Walking along the Jubilee River

We loved walking along the Jubilee River. It runs between Maidenhead and Windsor and is a 7.2 mile man-made flood relief channel which was was completed in 2002 the year of the Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee, hence the name Jubilee River.

The Jubilee River
Where did we walk along the Jubilee River? 

We parked the car at the car park by Slough Weir and walked from here. It is a free car park next to the Jubilee River, just off the Eton to Slough Road. 

Once parked we turned left onto the path that runs along the river and almost instantly had Slough Weir to the right of us. There were ducks, cormorants and swans sitting along the weir edge just, they looked very at home. The water running down the weir was impressive to see and there were lots of signs about water safety and not entering the river. 

Jubilee River Slough Weir
Slough Weir


We walked up the flat footpath to the first bridge which we crossed, we then walked up the left hand side of the river and veered right which took us under the motorway bridge. The walk then allowed us to go left and we followed the track and went over the river on another bridge, which also had a train track running parallel.

Railway Bridge

Before crossing the bridge there was also an option to keep walking up the river, we didn’t take this path on this occasion. Once over the bridge we then turned left and walked back down the river back to the car. We could have also turned right and walked further along the river in the opposite direction. So there is lots of choice of paths to take. Our walk was about a 45 minute circular walk. But we stopped to look at the river and birds en-route. 

The Jubilee River
The Jubilee River

The river and river banks are well established and were teaming with wildlife with butterflies and crickets (we visited in August). We also saw a heron hiding on the waters edge. Sadly there was lots of litter along the river edge and paths

The Jubilee River
The Jubilee River Heron Flying
What are the paths like?

The paths along the river that we walked were flat and we took our off road buggy on the walk without an issue. There is also a cycle path marked along the Jubilee River Path, for more information you want National Cycle Route 61.

The walk is also dog friendly.

Where can we park?

We parked at the free car park by the Jubilee Riverside Centre. Which is just off the round about on the A332. If you drive along the A332 from the Windsor, you will get to a roundabout where you can carry straight on the Slough or turn right to Eton. There is a small car park just off this roundabout on the left hand side.

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If you have enjoyed reading about ‘Walking along the Jubilee River’ why not have a read about other walks in Windsor and Maidenhead and Walks by Water in Berkshire.

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