From Bray Lock
Go back to end of Old Marsh Lane and turn right (heading to Dorney Reach)
Continue over M4, through Dorney Readh to T junction
Turn right on to B3026 to Eton
Continue to Eton, past the College
At traffic lights, turn left B3022 to Windsor & Slough
Follow signs for Windsor B3022
Go on to second roundabout, take first exit Windsor & Bagshot
A332 over Thames
Take slip road to left A308 Maidenhead
Take first exit signed Town Centre
Straight over 3 sets of traffic lights to roundabout
Take 1st exit Datchet B470
Under old railway bridge to river front, bear right
Continue through town, at mini roundabout immediately after Riverside Railway Station turn first left into car park, behind playing fields.
PARKING - Pay & Display Car Park
Access to lock - over footbridge at left corner of P&D car park. Turn right at end of road, through gate on left, crossing lock by upstream gate at far end, turn left and follow path along to portage, near weir.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: our co-supporters found their own route to Windsor (they were coming straight from their first stop at Cookham Bridge NOT Bray) which took them past the castle. They found cafes open and were able to get much needed refreshment!
Map - click SAT for aerial view
Suggestion for the Confident Supporter Crew!
From around this point onwards, down to the M25 (and within a certain amount of reason, all the way to Teddington) you can replenish your crews almost anywhere along the river bank (especially through the parks), rather than at the frantic moments through the locks and rollers. The crew need only pull alongside, having been hailed from the bank. Although you don't want to alarm them into thinking something is wrong and they need to come ashore - you should plan ahead and arrange with your crew that you intend to do some supporting from places along the route other than at the Locks.
This not only allows the support crew to avoid the congestion at the designated portages, but allows the paddlers to fill up as needed and concentrate on portaging without the additional pressure of you trying to forcefeed them!
You will need to do some careful route planning to find suitable locations and work out how to get to them at the right time.
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