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Walking from Baths Island to Windsor Bridge

Windsor is a beautiful place to explore and we have always loved visiting the royal town and there are some fantastic walks around Windsor including along The Long Walk. We also enjoy walking from Baths Island to Windsor Bridge which is a walk I describe below. This walk is buggy friendly.

Walking to Baths Island and Windsor Bridge?

We start our walk by parking at Windsor Leisure Centre. Once parked at the leisure centre, walk towards the River Thames with the Leisure Centre building on the left hand side. You will then be in an open green space. There is a willow arch (sadly it’s looking slightly weathered than when it was first instated). You can walk over the footbridge near the arch which will take you onto Baths Island. Once over the bridge you are on Baths Island, if you walk to the end of the island you will get a wonderful view of the River Thames with Windsor Castle in the distance. There is also a large semi-circular bench which you can sit down and enjoy the view, boats and wildlife. 

View from Bath Island


Once you have enjoyed Baths Island, retrace your footsteps back to the footbridge. Once off the bridge turn left and walk under the railway arches. This will bring you out so you have the River Thames on the left hand side and Alexandra Gardens on the right. Follow the towpath all the way down to Windsor Bridge. On the way you will see a model of a Hawker Hurricane.

Hawker Hurricane

There are also kiosks where you can buy drinks and ice creams along the way and you will see boats and lots of birds. Normally there are plenty of swans are near Windsor Bridge – so make sure you take some food to feed the birds as another activity during the walk.

Swans in Windsor
Windsor Bridge


Once at Windsor Bridge you could extend your adventure by crossing the bridge over to Eton. Alternatively, you could also wander into Windsor to explore the town and look at the castle.

The return walk back to the car park…

If once you reach Windsor Bridge, you decide to return to where you parked, you could divert via Alexandra Gardens. If you walk back along the river, when you see the Queen’s Jubilee Fountain on your left hand-side you will also see Alexandra Gardens just across the road from the fountain. Alexandra Gardens is a lovely open space with bandstand and at the far end there is also a miniature fairground and mini golf. 

Queens Jubilee Fountain
Bandstand Alexandra Garden


Walk through the gardens until you come out at the far end near the Hawker Hurricane Plane. You will see the arches by the River Thames and will be able to navigate yourselves back to the car park where you started the walk. 

If you have found information about this walk, here are some more family friendly walks in Windsor and Maidenhead and Bracknell Forest which might be of interest.

You could also have a go at The Queen’s Walkway Trail and The Eton Walkway Trail which are permanent trails in the towns.

Where to park?

For this walk we park at Windsor Leisure Centre, it is a pay and display car park. The address is Clewer Mead, Stovell Rd, Windsor SL4 5JB.

You could also park at Alexandra Gardens, Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HY but would just need to follow the directions above in a slightly different order.

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