A Lovely Spring Walk From Virginia Water Cascades to Windsor Castle

A Lovely Spring Walk From Virginia Water Cascades to Windsor Castle

Join us for a delightful stroll from The Cascade, London Road, Virginia Water, UK to the majestic Windsor Castle. Enjoy the beauty of spring as we wander through picturesque landscapes and charming villages. This in-person event is the perfect way to embrace the season and soak up the history and culture of the area. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, this walk is sure to be a memorable experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the stunning surroundings and create lasting memories with fellow nature enthusiasts. Lace up your walking shoes and come along for a day of adventure!

Come join me as we explore the Lake of Virginia Water Park, the Cascades, Valley Gardens (which overlooks it), Windsor Great Park (a forest and deer park), and the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

Towards the north of the park, on a rise, is the copper horse statue. From there, the 4km Long Walk, an iconic tree lined path, slopes downhill to Windsor Castle, besides the Thames.

Virginia Water Lake was originally little more than a stream. During World War II, the lake was drained, as its obvious shape provided enemy guidance at night to Windsor and other important military targets in the area. It has been used by the crews for the Harry Potter films for lakeside scenes.

The Cascade, or Waterfall, is also notable. It was constructed from stones brought from Bagshot Heath. They are rumoured to be the remains from a Saxon settlement. From the Cascade a stream runs through a glen and ultimately enters the Thames at Chertsey. By the side of the Cascade, immense stones are arranged to form a cavern known as ‘The Robber’s Cave’.

Hike description

Distance: 17.08km (10.9 miles)

Grading: Easy no steep hills, flat path

Rating: 2 out of 10

Ascent: 189m

Hiking time: About 5.5 to 6.5 hours of actual hiking with a few breaks along the way

There will be 1 or 2 10 to 15 minutes break during our hike, as well as a lunch break where we can have a picnic on the grass. On our arrival to Winsor, you can opt to break up into small groups, a chance for some to visit the castle, this will cost extra to enter, there is a shopping centre, and several eateries joints, or some may wish to walk along the River Thames etc.


We will meet at Clapham Junction Train station at 9 am outside Marks and Spencer. We will leave the meeting point at 9:10am for the

09: 20am train.

Planned arrival time back into London of 7:00pm (we have a group train ticket and you are committed for the day until then).

Please note that this train ticket will allow you to leave from Windsor to London from Windsor and Eton riverside train station.


We will stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We will visit a pub after the hike where we can get refreshments.

Payments are non-refundable, however we have can release your space to resale to another member who is on the waiting list.

What to Bring

• Suitable footwear (trainers are fine). Walking type trainers or boots with good grip. There are no hills all flat so very easy walk

Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended

• Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres)

• Packed lunch/picnic, snacks, Spare fleece or jumper, Small backpack

What’s Included

Return train tickets

A great day out with nature


Meeting new people and connecting

Friendly host

Time to reflect on life


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