TVAP Sponsored Walk

Posted over 7 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Thames Valley Adventure Playground for children and adults with special needs is located in Taplow, just outside Maidenhead. The charity organised a sponsored walk on Saturday to raise funds, and I assisted at this walk by marshalling. On Saturday I spent...

Blood pressure checking in Windsor

Posted over 7 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Yesterday I was out in Windsor town centre helping one of the Windsor Rotary clubs with an important annual event, Know Your Blood Pressure Day. Yesterday I was out in Windsor town centre helping one of the Windsor Rotary clubs with an important annual...

Easter Family Event in Maidenhead

Posted over 7 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

On the Saturday of Easter weekend, I helped out at a family event in Maidenhead, organised by a new Rotary club that is being set up in the town. The event was enjoyed by lots of local families, and the weather was kind to us! On the Saturday of Easter...

Pancake races in Maidenhead

Posted over 7 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Maidenhead had its own pancake race yesterday, along with many other towns around Britain. I went along to help out, and ended up presenting the prizes! Yesterday lunchtime, I went along to help run the annual pancake race in Maidenhead town centre. There...

The Long Walk - Windsor

Posted over 7 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

The Long Walk in Windsor is a great place to go for a short walk, or a more extended wander into Windsor Great Park. I was fortunate enough to see deer in the Deer Park last time I visited. Last week, before the snow arrived, I decided to take advantage...

School themed quiz held in Farnham Royal

Posted over 7 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

I was involved in organising a quiz night at the weekend to raise money for School Aid, a South Bucks based charity which sends books and educational resources to schools in Africa. I was involved in organising a charity quiz night in Farnham Royal at...

A couple of things to do in Slough

Posted over 7 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Slough is not a place that I spend much time, and when I do it usually involves shopping! I challenged a friend to find me some interesting things to do there, and she suggested visiting the museum and one of the parks.... If you’re ever at a loose...

A bracing winter walk at Dorney Lake

Posted over 7 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

I decided to get out and have a walk around Dorney Lake for a refreshing start to the day. Dorney Lake is one of the venues for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. I decided to get out and have a walk around Dorney Lake for a refreshing start to the day...

Festive things to do in Windsor and Eton this week

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

With the Christmas season now in full swing, there are lots of events taking place in Windsor and Eton that will get you into a seasonal mood. One of those is the Festival of Christmas Music and Readings which takes place this evening, Thursday 15th December...

Windsor welcomes the annual reindeer parade

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

It's not every day that you see reindeer on the streets of Windsor. Once a year they visit for the Reindeer Parade, which I went to see last Saturday. Last weekend saw the return of Santa and his reindeer to Windsor for their annual visit. These reindeer...

A few places for an autumn wander in Bucks and Berks

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Autumn is a great time to be out walking in the fresh air. In this article I suggest a few places to get out and see autumn colours and enjoy some exercise: Burnham Beeches, Black Park and Windsor Great Park. The trees are a lovely array of autumn colours...

Maidenhead Combined Charities Fair

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

The Maidenhead Combined Charities Fair will be on Saturday 5th November in Maidenhead Town Hall. I’m hoping to have time to pop into the Maidenhead Combined Charities Fair this weekend. It is an annual event organised by the Lions Club of Maidenhead...

A Day out at Birdworld in Surrey

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Birdworld, near Farnham in Surrey, is a nice place to wander round on a sunny day. I visited recently with a friend and her young daughter. When deciding to meet up with a friend who has a young daughter, we wanted to find somewhere that would be interesting...

A wander around the outside of Maidenhead

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

The Maidenhead Boundary Walk takes place on the first Sunday of October, which this year is Sunday 2nd October. 2011 sees the thirtieth anniversary of this annual fundraising event. The Maidenhead Boundary Walk takes place on the first Sunday of October...

David Walliams swims through Berks & Bucks

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Hundreds of people in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire were able to see comedian David Walliams swim past their towns over the weekend, as part of his 140 mile Thames swim. Comedian David Walliams embarked on a 140 mile swim last week, from one end of the...

Richmond to Windsor Bike Ride 2011

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Did you spot some soggy cyclists coming into Windsor via Datchet on Sunday? If so, they were probably just finishing the Richmond to Windsor Bike Ride.... The Richmond to Windsor Bike Ride The Richmond to Windsor bike ride takes place in the first week...

Hurley Regatta

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Hurley Regatta takes place on Saturday 20th August, and the organisers will be crossing their fingers for some nice weather! It’s a lovely sunny day today, and I’m sure that the organisers of Hurley Regatta will be crossing their fingers for...

A walk at Cliveden in the sunshine

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

The National Trust property at Cliveden is a great place to have a wander around at any time of year. The newest attraction is a maze, which was opened in April. The National Trust property at Cliveden is a great place to have a wander around at any time...

Cycling along the Grand Union Canal

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

The Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal is a pleasant place for a short bike ride or walk, particularly in the sunshine. The Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal doesn’t sound like the most glamorous of places, but is actually a pleasant place for...

Thames Hospicecare Midnight Walk

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Did you see some oddly dressed people in Windsor after midnight on Saturday? If so, you probably spotted the participants in the Thames Hospicecare Midnight Walk! If you were driving around Windsor late on Saturday night, you may have wondered why there...

A visit to Windsor Mid-Summer Fayre

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Windsor Mid-Summer Fayre is an annual event organised by the Rotary Club of Windsor & Eton. This year's event was held on a very hot Saturday, so there were plenty of visitors. I paid a visit to the Windsor Mid-Summer Fayre at the weekend, on what turned...

Cycling in Windsor and Slough

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

There are lots of cycle routes in and around Windsor and Slough that take you away from the busy main roads. I've been exploring a few of these recently, and in this article I write about a couple of the routes I've tried. I recently signed up to do the...

The Thames at Maidenhead

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Boulters Lock in Maidenhead is a convenient place to start a walk or just to wander when the weather is nice. This weekend I managed to fit in a short walk by the river in Maidenhead before it rained on Sunday. I was hoping to get a bit further afield...

Walking, running, cycling, playing, climbing at Black Park

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

Black Park is situated between Langley and Iver Heath. It's a great place to while away a couple of hours with some fresh air and exercise. Black Park is one of the Buckinghamshire Country Parks, and is situated between Langley and Iver Heath. It’s...

Out and about in West Wycombe

Posted over 8 years ago by Nina Lenton with 0 comments

West Wycombe has a few attractions to visit - the Hell-Fire Caves, Dashwood Mausoleum, St Lawrence Church and West Wycombe Park. This weekend I visited two of the attractions in West Wycombe – the Hell-Fire Caves and the Dashwood Mausoleum. The...