Arc 9

Blacknest Gate to Taplow: Windsor Great Park and Thames
Hilliness
Flat
Undulating
Ride Conditions
Excellent
Good
Percent Off-road
85%
Distance
12.9 miles
Signed
NCN 4, 61

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Description

Shared path – care and courtesy. The family friendly section is all the riding within the Great Park (Arc 9, Spoke 7a and 7b)

Not surprisingly as we enter a Royal Park, perfect cycling conditions await - similarly alongside the Olympic rowing course at Eton Dorney – and very good on all sections between (NCN 4 signage guides you through Windsor side streets) and beyond. Feeders join in the park so that there are plenty of ride options (Spoke  7a 0 and 1.8Spoke 7 b 2.1 and 3.4).

After a run down on the western edge of the park, Windsor is skirted through suburbs (6.9 and 7.3 Windsor & Eton links) before crossing the Thames and resuming off-road up the towpath to the magnificent Dorney Lake rowing course 8.9. Here take Spinoff 9 L for NCN 4 to Reading 10.1 and then  Spoke 8S10.7 for Slough and West Drayton. The route ends with two miles of Jubilee River – a bird watching highlight.

Route
Endurance race in Windsor Great Park: Arc 9
Windsor Park Village stores: Arc 9
Dorney Lake Olympic rowing course: Arc 9