Eton College Dorney Lake

Windsor and Maidenhead

Type:Family Fun & Activities

Court Lane, Off Lake End Road, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6QP

Tel: +44 01753 832756

Dorney Lake


Eton College Dorney Lake has been the epicentre for high performance rowing and flat water canoeing in the UK since its construction in 1999. Open to the public all year round, come and experience the awe inspiring 2,200m Olympic Standard Lake or explore the 400 acres of Arboretum Parkland boasting over 30,000 trees of both native and exotic species.

Amongst the avenues of trees, you can discover The Millennium Avenue of Lime Trees with vistas over Windsor Castle, or unearth the sculptures and statues hidden amongst the wild flower meadows.  

Following the coaching paths around the lake, there is a flat 3.1 mile walk on a smooth tarmacked surface, ideal for buggies and recreational cycling (we are unable to allow speed cycling or speed skating).

Stop off half way round at The Boathouse where you can find, Mr Brightside Vintage Coffee Van serving hot and cold drinks and light snacks (subject to opening times) and Toilet Facilities.

Dorney Lake sits in the heart of many walking routes making it ideal for rambling groups with direct access to the Thames Path. Recommended walks-

•Along the River Thames to the heart of Windsor - 2.4 miles

•To the local Village of Bray, home to 3 Michelin Star Restaurants - 1.8 miles

•To the Historic Dorney Court and Dorney Kitchen Gardens Café - 0.3 miles

•Fancy a Challenge? National Cycle Network, Route 4 in also runs through our site , taking you all the way from London to Fishgaurd in West Wales- 431.5 miles

Book Tickets



  • Refreshments Available - (subject to opening times)

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Groups welcome
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round - Grounds Only
  • Open Christmas - Grounds Only
  • Open New Year - Grounds Only
  • Open on bank holidays - Grounds Only
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Family Fun


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Exit the M4 motorway at Junction 7 Go left onto the A4, direction Maidenhead, and over one set of traffic lights 500 yards further on turn left at roundabout by superstore Follow road to Dorney village When road curves left, go right into Court Lane, signposted to Dorney Court and Dorney Lake Go past Dorney Court At point where road curves right, go straight ahead into the Dorney Lake site through white gates Follow road curving left by the Lake 1½ miles to the Boathouse Park in the main car park (Boathouse visitors may park behind the building) The Reception office is on the nearest front corner of the Boathouse.

Public Transport Directions

By TrainMain stations for the Lake are Slough and Windsor & Eton Riverside but it is also near Burnham, Taplow and Maidenhead.Slough, Burnham, Taplow and Maidenhead are on the main line west from Paddington Station, London. '125' trains take some 17 minutes to Slough (next stop Reading). Other trains, with variable stopping patterns, take 25 or 40 minutes.Waterloo Station, London, serves Windsor & Eton Riverside Station with stopping trains taking about an hour. (Note: this station should not be confused with Windsor & Eton Central Station, which is on a branch from the Paddington/Slough line mentioned above).

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