Situated on the banks of the River Thames, The Runnymede is a great starting point for all manner of walks. With bags of energy, Alfie’s walk typically last for an hour or so, but you can easily adapt the route for more of a gentle stroll. Whichever route you opt for, Hayley and Alfie suggest starting with a meander along the towpath, with many points of interest including the passing flotilla of rivercraft and varied wildlife.
A careful leap across the Windsor Road will lead you to the National Trust estate. Here, you will find the Magna Carta Memorial and the memorial to the assassinated American President, John F. Kennedy.
These twelve intricately worked bronze chairs are just a hop, skip and a jump from the Magna Carta Memorial. Their history (which you can click here to read about) promises a culture fix for Hayley and, with a meadow location, plenty of open space for Alfie’s endless energy reserves.
Writ in Water is a little further along the route, and one of Hayley’s favourite sights. Set in the most picturesque location, it’s the perfect spot for a moment of reflection and contemplation.
At the end of the route, and not far from the entrance of The Runnymede on Thames are two octagonal kiosks with steeply angled roofs. You can tell there’s a story or two to be told when you spot them – click here to read all about them.