6. Staines to Windsor

Here the towpath passes from Surrey into the Royal County of Berkshire having first run along the side of Runnymede where Magna Carta was accepted by King John. Opposite Datchet, where the towpath in the Windsor Castle grounds is closed to walkers, the Crown Estate has provided new footpaths on the left bank for the Thames Path.


Runnymede: Magna Carta Tea Room (in NT lodge). 10am-3.30pm (summer 5.30pm).


Staines: Albany House, 2 Glebe Road, TW18 1BX (01784 441223).

Staines: The Swan Hotel, The Hythe (near bridge) TW18 3JB (01784 452494).

Egham: Travelodge Egham Hotel, Church Road TW20 9HZ (0871 559 1866).
Bell Weir Lock: Runnymede Hotel, Windsor Rd, Egham (01784 436171).
Datchet: 55 London Road, SL3 9JY (01753 580401).


Staines: National Rail.
Datchet: National Rail.
Windsor: National Rail from Windsor & Eton Riverside or Windsor & Eton Central.

Tourist Information

Staines: Spelthorne Council Office, Knowle Green, Staines, TW18 1XB (01784 451499).
Windsor: 24 High Street, SL4 1LH (01753 743900; accomodation 01753 743907).


OS Explorer 160 (Windsor).