Activities at Runnymede and Ankerwycke

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

The Ankerwycke Yew 

Situated just across the Thames from Runnymede, this 2,500 year old yew is thought to be the oldest tree looked after by the National Trust.

Family walking a dog with his nose pressed to the camera

Visiting with your dog 

We welcome well-behaved dogs and their owners to explore Runnymede and Ankerwycke at any time of year. You can help look after the beautiful countryside here by keeping your dog in sight and under control at all times. As a sign of respect, when around the memorials please keep any dogs on a short lead.

Runnymede, Surrey

Egham to Runnymede walk

Wander through ancient woodland, secretive wetlands and historic meadows on this countryside circular walk.

The Heathland at Simons Wood, Finchampstead Ridges, Surrey

Simon's Wood centenary walk at Finchampstead Ridges 

Explore Simon's Wood wet woodland and lowland heath habitats, providing an increasingly rare habitat for many birds and invertebrates. An easy level walk great for little legs.

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

The Park circular walk at Ankerwycke 

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