A 5 mile circular walk starting from Dorney village in Buckinghamshire. The walk makes a complete circuit around Dorney Lake which will be the venue for the rowing at London 2012 Olympics. (Of course this means that access to the walk may be difficult during the two weeks of the Olympics). The walk includes a 1.5mile section of the Thames Path giving you chance to watch the world go by on this popular part of the river.
The walk is relatively flat with no stiles and just a couple of gates. The surfaces include country lanes, pavements, gravel paths and the towpath alongside the Thames. Parts of this towpath are narrow (so take care with children and dogs) and can be muddy, otherwise the paths make very easy walking. You will be sharing the paths with cyclists and joggers and you will also pass through Dorney Common which has cattle grazing, although these cattle seem to be at ease with the passing cars, horses, cyclists and walkers. Approximate time 2hrs.
If you would like refreshments before or after your walk parking is available at The Palmer Arms public house in Dorney which serves food all day. This is on Village Road (B3026) in Dorney - SL4 6QW. Otherwise you can adjust the walk to start/finish at the Dorney Common car park (Waypoint 5).
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