Photos of Stage 2
Staines Bridge to Boveney (10.45 miles)
The stage starts at Staines Bridge. It follows the Thames Path to Runnymede, diverts through Windsor Great Park and rejoins the Thames Path from Eton to the finish. The route is generally flat, but gas one big climb up past the memorials at Runnymede. With some of the photos below you can click on them to view a larger image.
The Lino Memorial in Staines High Street.
The London Stone on the north bank of the River Thames and west of Staines Bridge.
The Swan Hotel, across the Thames from the Start.
Around Runnymede Pleasure Grounds.
The ancient Ankerwyke Yew, just across the Thames at Runnymede - click to read.
The Airforces Memorial, Runnymede.
View from the Airforces Memorial. Just visible in the right hand top is an aeroplane on its final approach to Heathrow.
Magna Carta Memorial, Runnymede.
A Luytens' Pillar (click for larger) & the path across the meadow to the memorials, Runnymede.
Gate to the Steps of Individuality.
John F Kennedy Memorial, Runnymede - click on both for larger images.
Into Windsor Great Park at Bishopsgate.
Cyclists in Windsor Great Park and the "Cycle Network" sign - click for larger image.
A busy Long Walk in winter and Windsor Castle from the Long Walk.
The blue post box and a couple of relatives.
Wren's Windsor Town Hall and the non-load bearing central columns.
Victoria Memorial on Castle Hill.
Queen Charlotte Street & the Crooked House.
Warrant to execute Charles I & a list of some other local residents - click for larger images.
HG Wells plaque at Glorious Britain shop & Ancient Carriage Tie on kerb.
Curfew Tower & the Windsor Martyrs plaque.
Windsor Castle from bridge & Eton High Street.
Eton College and a strange nearby sign.
Brocas Field sign and Windsor Big Wheel from the Brocas.
Windsor Castle from the Brocas.
Eton College Chapel from the Brocas.
Brunel's railway arches stretch for almost a mile across the flood-plain.
Brunel's "Bow & String" railway bridge.
The train from Slough towards Windsor.
Footbridge after Eton.
Enjoying the River Thames and a peculiar direction sign near Boveney Lock.
Boats on the Thames at Boveney.
The Finish area on the River Thames next to Boveney Church.
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