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  • Start: Cooper’s Hill car park
  • End: Cooper’s Hill Lane
  • Country: England
  • County: Surrey
  • Type: Country
  • Nearest pub:
  • Ordnance Survey: Explorer map 160
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Stroll along the paths and properties of Englefield Green, or head off piste to the historic Runnymede

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine July 2012


Stroll along the paths and properties of Englefield Green, or head off piste to the historic Runnymede


Photos: Alan Bostock / Photoeyes.biz


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Footnotes (all you need to know...)


Start: Coopers Hill car park Grid reference: 995719 Map: Explorer map 160 Length of walk: An easy three-mile circular walk with impressive houses, open spaces and a pub theres some roads to cross but no stiles or steep hills. Route: Coopers Hill car park, Coopers Hill Lane, Castle Hill Road, Ham Lane, Northcroft Road, Englefield Green, Barley Mow Road, Tite Hill, Coopers Hill Lane Food/drink: Check out one of the options in Viewpoint 3. Also nearby: The Runnymede Pleasure Gardens with the Magna Carta Memorial are a short walk away and, if theres still plenty of energy in your legs, then the wonders of Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park are only a drive away. Recommended by: www.runnymederamblers.org.uk / www.surreyramblers.org.uk.


Viewpoint 1
A quick detour from this walks start point at the Coopers Hill car park takes you to the likes of the Magna Carta Memorial and The John F Kennedy Memorial.


Viewpoint 2
With a host of other treasures right on its doorstep, ranging from the River Thames, Windsor Great Park and the Savill Garden to Guards Polo Club, the Air Forces Memorial and Royal Holloway University, the village of Englefield Green certainly has plenty to recommend it.


Viewpoint 3
This walk directly passes The Barley Mow pub (01784 431857) and there are plenty of other places to eat and drink nearby, too, including The Fox and Hounds Restaurant & Bar (01784 433098) on Bishopsgate Road, where Hugh Grant has previously been spotted; The Bailiwick (01784 477877) on Wick Road; and The Happy Man (01784 433265) on Harvest Road.


Viewpoint 4
Howards End (1992) and Basic Instinct 2 (2006) were both filmed at Royal Holloway in Egham, which will be used as living quarters for the Olympic athletes taking part in some of the 2012 water sports being held just down the road at Dorney Lake in Windsor.


Viewpoint 5
The Air Forces Memorial is a sobering but beautiful memorial to the men and women of the Allied Air Forces who died during World War Two. Unveiled by the Queen in 1953, it was also the first new building to be designated Grade I listed status after the war.

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