DetailsThis walk explores 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.
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'.
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.
Transport & Meeting PointWe'll meet at London Waterloo from 8:50am and leave the meeting point at 9:05am for the 09:20am train. http://senderismoenlondres.co.uk/images/maps/london-waterloo-railway-station-map.jpg
Planned arrival time back into London of 6:23pm (we have a group train ticket and you are committed for the day until then).
FoodWe 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.
CostThe trip is £22 per person which includes the guided hike and return train travel from the group departure station listed at the top of this event.
Price:- Members: £17
- No Members: £22
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What to Bring• Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear (ideally hiking boots) - click here http://www.hikinginlondon.co.uk Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended.
• Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres)
• Packed lunch/picnic
• Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike
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