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Cliveden green walking trail


Overlooking the River Thames, Cliveden's spectacular country estate is open daily for most of the year.

Enjoy views of the Berkshire countyside and River Thames

On this short stroll you'll explore the woodlands, discovering a former owner of the estate as well as glorious views of the surrounding countryside that are only available on foot.

Marble statue of the Duke of Sutherland at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire
The Duke of Sutherland, Cliveden National Trust / Meghan Doran


Map route for Cliveden green walking trail
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Woodland car park, grid ref: SU909832


From the woodland car park follow the path signposted 'picnic and sculpture area' and go through the kissing gate. The elephant and bear wood carvings will be on your right. Follow the route to the left past the picnic benches.

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Continue down the slope and past the Cliveden snails. At the viewing area ahead take a moment to look out over the Berkshire countryside and River Thames below. To your right, you'll also catch your first glimpse of Cliveden House in the distance.

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Turn right and follow the path along the cliff top.


Following the green route markers, the path will eventually lead you to a viewpoint where there are sweeping views of the countryside below. The Duke of Sutherland's statue will be on your right and from here there is one of the best views of Cliveden House and the Parterre.

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Standing at the corner of the turning take a few steps down the 'River path'. Straight ahead of you, underneath corrugated roofing, you will find the Sequoia section. Then retrace your steps to the Duke's Seat. Follow the lime avenue back into the woods (away from the river).

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At the end of the lime avenue, you will reach a map of the estate. Turn right onto an avenue known as Green Drive, this will lead you back to the woodland car park. At its end the avenue will narrow. Take the kissing gate on your right. Head straight through the central small walkway with fields on your left before entering a sheltered woodland area back to the woodland car park.

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Woodland car park, grid ref: SU909832

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Cliveden green walking trail


This circular walk follows grass and stone studded earth footpaths through the woods above the River Thames. It's easy, largely flat terrain although there are some short, gentle slopes. Suitable for all-terrain buggies. May get muddy in wet weather. Please note, play trail activities are situated off the paths.

Dogs are welcome in our woodlands.

Cliveden green walking trail

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Cliveden green walking trail

How to get here

Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS
By train

Taplow station 1.3 miles (2km) (not Sunday); Burnham 3 miles (4.8km).

By road

1.3 miles (2km) north of Taplow; leave M4 at junction 7 on to A4, or M40 at junction 4 onto A404 to Marlow and follow brown signs for the woodland car park.

By ferry

Hire a boat in Maidenhead or Windsor and travel to Cliveden on the River Thames. 24-hour mooring fee £9. Mooring available for ½ mile (800m) downstream from Cliveden boathouse.

By bicycle

Approximately one mile (1.6km)  north of Taplow on Cliveden Road.

Cliveden green walking trail

Facilities and access

  • Parking at the woodland car park
  • Please note there are no refreshment facilities in the woodlands
  • Please check our opening times before you visit. Admission charges apply.
  • Dogs are welcome in our woodlands
  • Toilets located at the Woodland Lounge