Photos - Leg 2
Leg 2 crosses Staines Bridge and follows the river from Staines, through Runnymede, Windsor Great Park, along the Long walk to Windsor, over the Thames to finish along the Thames at Eton.
Staines Bridge - The start is on the right, next to the bridge.
Exit Windsor Great Park, at 7 miles, through Cambridge Gate and past the Two Brewers Pub.
The Blue Air Mail Box and Ancient Well
Warrant to Execute King Charles I on front of The Old Kings Head Pub - Click on photo for a larger image. Below a plaque next to the "Warrant" states William Shakespeare stayed at the pub when he wrote "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
The Wren Town Hall of 1689, and from under - note the central pillars do not touch the ceiling
The Victoria Memorial in front of King Henry's Gate
The Curfew Tower
The leg crosses Windsor Bridge and along the Thames at Eton. The famous public school was founded by Henry VI in 1440.
Eton High Street from next to Eton Bridge
Eton College Chapel from the Thames path at Brocas Field
Windsor Castle from Brocas Field
Brunel's Bow & String Railway Bridge
The old start of leg 3 is now a mile from the end of leg 2. This is the start in 1997.
The Towpath before Boveney
Boveney Lock at 9 miles
Direction sign along the towpath at Boveney Lock
Mark Critchlow on the way to setting a stage record in 2003.
The Finish at the bench on the River Thames next to Boveney Church