Activities at Runnymede

Although we're known for being the historical site of the sealing of the Magna Carta, there are many great adventures you can have here. Bring yourself, the kids or the dog and pick a trail at Runnymede or at our neighbour's, Ankerwycke.

The Heathland at Simons Wood, Finchampstead Ridges, Surrey
The ancient Ankerwycke Yew, Ankerwycke, Surrey


A sanctuary of historic parkland within the urbanised landscape, Ankerwycke is Runnymede's neighbour on the far side of Thames.

Family running through a meadow with their dog with the Magna Carta memorial in the background, at Runnymede in Surrey

Visiting with your dog 

We welcome well-behaved dogs and their owners to explore Runnymede and Ankerwycke at any time of year.

Visitors walking up the steps leading to the Kennedy Memorial, Runnymede, Surrey

Egham trail 

Wander through ancient woodlands, secretive wetlands and wildflower meadows that are home to the birthplace of the Magna Carta.

The Heathland at Simons Wood, Finchampstead Ridges, Surrey

Simons Wood centenary walk at Finchampstead Ridges 

Explore Simons Wood wet woodlands and lowland heath providing an increasingly rare habitat for many birds and invertebrates.

Visitor admiring the ruins of St Mary's Priory at Ankerwycke, Surrey

The Park circular walk at Ankerwycke 

Very leisurely stroll through the park at Ankerwycke on gentle terrain. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.