*Walks* This 5-mile circular walk is about 50 minutes drive* from Carshalton and it takes in this incredible memorial. If you have an interest in history, especially military history, this place is a must-visit.
It’s free to enter and you can take a short climb to the top of this hilltop monument to survey the local countryside.
The Runnymede Air Forces Memorial commemorates by name over 20,000 men and women of the air forces, who have no known graves. They were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe.
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper’s Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
The beautiful and touching Memorial was designed by Sir Edward Maufe. The engraved glass and painted ceilings were designed by John Hutton. The Memorial was unveiled by The Queen on 17 October 1953.
We started our walk around Runnymede from this location, which also takes in the area where the signing of the Magna Carta is celebrated – though this is often covered extensively elsewhere.
Map and walk details at the bottom of the page.
*There is a bus stop at the start of the walk in Priest Hill, opposite Cooper’s Hill Lane. Numbers 8, 8A and 440.
Have you done this walk? Let us know in the comments.