Virginia Water



11.8km (110m)
Easy (3hrs 15 mins)
Average time
3hrs 15 mins
Moderate & charges may apply
Route Advice

  • Dog friendly
  • Pushchair friendly
  • Accessible
  • Parking
  • Cafe
  • Multiple pubs
  • Refreshments kiosk
  • Shop
  • Lake
  • Forest/woodland
  • Family friendly
  • Wetlands
  • Toilet
  • Park
  • Picnic area
  • Bird spotting
  • Good phone signal
  • Wildflowers/gardens
  • Historic site
  • Great for running
  • Starting AddressVirginia Water Car Park, London Road, Virginia Water, UK

Did you know

During World War II, Virginia Water Lake was drained, as its obvious shape provided enemy guidance at night to Windsor and other important military targets in the area.

The 100 foot Canadian Totem Pole which you pass along the walk was carved by Mungo Martin, Henry Hunt, and Tony Hunt Sr., commemorating the centenary of British Columbia.

The prominent Cumberland Obelisk was constructed in honour of the Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II.

Route Score


Amazing views across the Virginia Water Lake and many ponds and Valley Gardens along the way. You will NOT be disappointed


Apart from the very beginning/end when the path is close to a many road the route is very quiet and peaceful. Bliss!


All paths (mainly tarmacked) were in perfect condition.


The Cumberland Obelisk, The Leptis Magna Ruins Roman Ruins and Totem Pole among other points of interest.

The fuel stop

  • Fuel Type Cafe
  • Location on Route At the start
  • Address Virginia Water Lake Pavilion, London Road, Virginia Water, UK