What’s it all about?
This is one of our favourite family activities on a nice day. We’ve done this route with our boys from them sitting on the back of our bikes, to on tag alongs and now our 5yr can ride the route on his own.
From Higginson park we pick up the tow path and cycle all the way to Temple, then past the lock and over the footpath bridge. After the bridge you hang a left next and follow the path to a kissing gate. Thankfully it’s big enough to move the bikes through. Then take a right and follow the gravel path through the fields and eventually to 45 degree right hand turn which takes you a lane. Turn left and keep going until you are in Hurley village. It sounds a bit complicated but if you put The Olde Bell pub into Google Maps it’s very easy to get there! It takes about 45 mins to get there (although it never feels that long!)
The pub has a lovely big lawned garden with loads of space for kids to play and kick a football about (we usually take one).
The pub does lovely food and as it’s a hotel it does breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you fancy an early start and splashing out a little the set breakfast is quite a treat – but it finishes at 10am. In the summer they do great BBQ’s outside in the garden area.
The Olde Bell Pub High St, Hurley, Maidenhead SL6 5LX.
As the pub is a hotel as well so it’s generally open. To see when you can get food check out their website here www.theoldebell.co.uk/
We take our bike’s through the gate to the left of the pub and park them up in the garden to the rear.