Dorney Lake via Thames Path is a 7.1 kilometer loop trail located near Dorney, Buckinghamshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 7.1 km Elevation Gain: 113 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly




partially paved


A circular walk starting from Dorney village in Buckinghamshire. The walk makes a complete circuit around Dorney Lake, the venue for the rowing at London 2012 Olympics. The walk includes a 1.5 mile 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.

Friday, April 01, 2016

A really nice walk with lots of off lead time for Daisy the dog. I'd have liked better views of the rowing lake but this is a minor point. The Thames Path gives great views across the river and Oakley Court is spectacular. Really good level walk for all abilities and one I'll be taking the kids on in the summer.

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