Out and aboutAROUND DORNEY
To Jubilee River & Dorney Wetlands & back approximately one and a half miles.
Turn right out of The Palmer Arms and stay on the pavement on the right hand side of the road. Follow the road round until pavement stops! Either continue on verge (if dry!) or cross the road to stay on a pavement. Just before you reach the bridge over the Jubilee River cross back over the road (if necessary) and into the car park. Through the car park is the footpath that goes all the way along the Jubilee River.
Proceed along this footpath until you reach the white boards describing the River & Dorney Wetlands. You can either cross the footbridge and loop round on the other side or you can turn right or take the footpath across the field. When dry this is no problem when wet … Well, judge for yourselves. Usually it is not too muddy!
Alternatively you can proceed along the right hand (south) bank of the River until you reach a tarmac road to your right. More on this option later!
If you decided to cross the field please stay on the footpath. When you reach the footpath marker on the far side of the field, turn right along the field edge. After 100 yards or so you will see a footpath marker pointing down a narrow footpath between the houses.
At the end of this short footpath turn right and walk along the pavement back to The Palmer Arms.
If you decided to go further along the River bank footpath to the tarmac road turn right down the road until you meet Dorney Common. Turn right and walk over The Common to the white gate leading into Dorney Village . Proceed through the gate, shutting it behind you to avoid the cattle escaping (!), and walk back on the pavement to The Palmer Arms.
Cycle and Horse Riding
Along the Jubilee River from Maidenhead to Datchet. The National Cycle Network “Sustrans” route number 61 runs alongside the Jubilee River. Extensive new bridleways link to existing ones, giving excellent opportunities for horse riding.