Slough and Windsor Boxing Day take a walk to work Christmas lunch
FEELING Sated with your Christmas lunch? Why not spend Boxing Day breaking out of that roast turkey and those mince pies.
Dress well and check out these five winter walks in Windsor, Slough and Maidenhead to enjoy this weekend.
1. Black Park Country Park, Slough
Black Park Country Park covers over 500 acres of woodland and open space. With family-friendly attractions including an Adventure and GoApe playground, miles of forest trails, and wildlife viewing opportunities, the park has something for everyone.
Address: Black Park Road, Slough SL3 6DS
2. Windsor Great Park, Windsor
Covering over 4,800 acres, Windsor Great Park has a portion open to the public. Park facilities include a cafe, convenience store, outdoor food courts, and a restaurant (at the Savill Garden Kitchen). Ranked on Tripadvisor as one of the top five things to do in Windsor parks, one reviewer described it as “absolutely beautiful.” Explaining that they had taken a lovely relaxing walk, they added “The sculptures were amazing and the trees are beautiful”.
Address: The Crown Estate Windsor Great Park SL4 2HT
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3. Boulter’s Lock and Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead
Highly rated on TripAdvisor, Boulters Lock and Ray Mill Island are described as a “lovely and quiet neighborhood”. A reviewer on the website said: “It’s spacious and quiet with the sound of the river and the chirping of birds.” The neighborhood has plenty of seating, is kid friendly and has a cafe serving drinks and ice cream. And a special tree has been planted to support the SANDS (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Charity).
Address: Boulters Lock, Ray Mead Rd, Maidenhead SL6 8PE
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4. Alexandra Gardens, Windsor
A beautiful public garden by the Thames in Windsor with seating, a bandstand and plenty of picnic spots. With a mini golf course at the far end, this park includes the Jubilee Fountain, which was erected for the Queen’s Jubilee. Tripadvisor reviews say it’s a fun place to explore with the famous Round Tower and St George’s Chapel as a backdrop, inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Address: Riverway, Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JA
5. Herschel Park, Slough
Located close to the city center, Herschel Park is a small, toddler-friendly park with a lake in the middle and a nature reserve in the back. There are entrances from Upton Close, Upton Road or Datchet Road through the nature reserve. And there is a small free parking lot next to Datchet Road (SL3 7NR).
Address: Upton Close, Slough SL1 2DG