Weekday and Weekend Walks, and Weekend Coach Outings

Dorney Wetlands 2019
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 09:30


View over Dorney Wetlands and Jubilee River

Meet at 9.30 am in the car park, off Lane End Road, near SL4 6QT. Lat/Long: 51.5069, -0.6629 OS SU928795
Click here for a map of the car park location

The Jubilee River is a flood relief channel designed to resemble a natural river. It is seven miles long and opened in 2002, with wildlife habitats along the river. The section called Dorney Wetlands provides breeding and feeding habitat for many birds, such as reed warbler, reed bunting, grebes, snipe, skylark and meadow pipits. Winter brings large flocks of wildfowl and lapwing.

To the south of the Manor Farm weir is a stream flowing through Eton Wick to the Thames. This often flooded area is good for chiffchaff, Cetti's warbler, water rail, pied and grey wagtail.

Bird species recorded on our previous visits - 2009=57, 2010=45, 2011=52, 2012=48, 2014=54, 2015=51, 2016=52, 2017=52

Visitors have access to a variety of paths, a lookout point, three bird screens, footbridges and a boardwalk.

Good paths, three mile walk or less.

Free entry and parking. No facilities, but Dorney village has a pub 600 yards from the car park.

Click here for report and photos of our 2018 visit to Dorney Wetlands

Click here for information about Dorney Wetlands