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19 August
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Tuesday
20 August
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Wednesday
21 August
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22 August
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23 August
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24 August
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Sunday
25 August
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Swans on the River Thames between Windsor and Eton, taken from Eton Bridge looking East towards the Windsor Wheel.

Through ancient woodlands, picturesque villages, and riverside meadows, join us for a fabulous Spring walking weekend with a new hotel and new full day walk exploring two sections of the world renowned Thames Path.

Grade: Easy to Medium

Meet up on Friday evening at our lovely new hotel near Windsor with your Tour Leader and fellow walkers for a welcome drink and dinner.

Springtime with daffodils lining a footpath in the Buckinghamshire countryside.

Why Go?

  • Enjoy a fabulous weekend exploring two sections of the world renowned Thames Path
  • New 4 star hotel based on the Thames
  • Be surrounded by daffodils on our Spring date
  • Take a walk through the royal town of Windsor – dominated by its stunning Castle

Walk 1 – 7-10 miles (12km) / Taplow to Windsor

On our first morning we set out from the hotel walking down to the River Thames following the National Trail to Eton & Windsor. The path passes under Brunel's magnificent Maidenhead railway bridge which Turner made the subject of his famous painting: Rain, Steam and Speed (1844). The tree lined path takes us past elegant villas, Monkey Island, Oakley Court (of Hammer Horror film fame) and the sporting venues of Dorney Lake and Winsdor racecourse. It is along this reach that Jerome K Jerome’s ‘Three Men in a Boat’ had their sad lunch of beef with no mustard and an unopenable tin of pineapple which was consigned to a watery grave! We briefly leave the riverside path here to Dorney and lunch (own cost). This afternoon we continue past Boveney Lock and over Eton’s meadows, the royal town of Windsor comes into view dominated by its Castle, a royal residence for over 900 years. We end our walk here perhaps with a little time to explore before returning to the hotel.

Note: This walk may be altered if conditions underfoot are too wet or at times of flooding

Walk 2 – 5 miles (8km) / Cookham and Cock Marsh

On this walk we take the Thames Path from the picturesque village of Cookham to explore the riverside meadows and Bronze Age burial mounds of Cock Marsh. We then return to Cookham where our walk finishes but with some time to explore the village.

[Note: This walk may be altered if conditions underfoot are too wet or at times of flooding

Grovefield House ★★★★

With its own secluded 7 acres of grounds, our hotel was once the country retreat of the famous Fuller brewing family.

The hotel is located off Junction 7 of the M4 or Junction 2 of the M40. Burnham railway station is 2 miles. Complimentary parking is available.

Rooms Include 

Stylish rooms all feature Freeview TV, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, iron, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

Facilities include

Country elegance and modern accommodation mix well as facilities here include a relaxing lounge and bar as well as a popular restaurant. Stylish rooms all feature Freeview TV, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, iron, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

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What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 2 guided walks including transfers
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast & dinner

What's Extra:

  • Insurance see here

Please note:

  • You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.



Useful Information

Location & Transport
The hotel is located off Junction 7 of the M4 or Junction 2 of the M40. Burnham railway station is 2 miles. Complimentary parking is available.

Walking programme
Two guided walks are included in the programme. The walking programme is graded easy to medium and you can expect to walk up to 12km (10 miles) on the first walk and around 8km (5 miles) on the second walk.

A coach will be used to transfer you back to the hotel from the finish of the 1st walk and are included at the start and the end of the 2nd walk.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

Whilst we would hope for good weather during your holiday, it is of course impossible to guarantee this. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides, porters and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.

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What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 2 guided walks including transfers
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast & dinner

What's Extra:

  • Insurance see here

Please note:

  • You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.



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