The Long Walk at Windsor Great Park (Plus Dashing Eton Boys!)

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Yesterday, while cycling through Windsor and Eton (including Dorney Lake, where the Eton boys row), I came upon one of the most evocative, beautiful foggy views in all of England - The Long Walk at Windsor Great Park, a 2.62 mile long path from Snow Hill to the gates of the castle.

Windsor and Eton is such an easy day trip from London, and a very cute town - exactly what you think an English town will look like. The castle looms over it all, as Queen Elizabeth II's favorite weekend escape.They are the House of Windsor, after all.

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Windsor CastleWindsor CastleAnd if you want to stay overnight somewhere? I LOVE Coworth Park, which I visited a couple years ago, just 15 minutes from Windsor.

Windsor Great Park is an absolutely stunning place to cycle or walk. I am cycling on an itinerary created by The Carter Company, a truly awesome family-owned English company, and they have completely amazed me with their insider-y cycling routes.

Plus, because I used to seriously have a crush on Prince William when he had hair (THAT YM cover here...), it was thrilling to see Eton College and some of those dashing boys wearing the famous tails. They looked SO YOUNG and too cute.

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Eton boys in their tailsEton College EntranceThe town of Windsor