On the River
Eton is perfectly situated on the banks of the River Thames, and benefits from a wonderful range of river-based leisure events and activities, ranging from paddle board hire, and kayaking to self drive motor boats and family fun onboard Windsor’s famous Duck Tour.
There are also local guided rambles and walks along the river, and photography tours arranged by appointment.
Fishing is not permitted along the banks of the busy sections of the Thames in Windsor and Eton.
The Jubilee River was built by the Environment Agency and opened in 2002. It is part of the Maidenhead Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme (MWEFAS) and is a man made, 11.6 kilometre stretch of naturalistic river and habitats. The scheme reduces the risk of flooding to approximately 3,000 properties in Maidenhead, Windsor, Eton and Cookham.
The Jubilee River diverts river water from the River Thames upstream of Maidenhead, running parallel and to the north of the river, and re-joins the Thames downstream of Windsor.
Under normal conditions, the Jubilee River provides a local recreational and wildlife amenity. In flood conditions, water is diverted from the Thames and into the Jubilee River. This reduces flood levels in the River Thames running through Maidenhead, Windsor, Eton and Cookham.
There are nature reserves, picnic benches, walking routes and cycle paths along the Jubilee River and it is a beautiful place to explore.
Eton Visitor Information Centre stock a good range of walking maps to help you explore the local area, including a special Jubilee River route walk.
For further information on the Jubilee River, please follow the link below: