Maidenhead Bridge all lit up

Maidenhead Bridge in all its glory with the new lighting making for some beautiful reflections in the River Thames.

Rowing Club

Maidenhead Rowing Club is located in a large modern purpose-built clubhouse on the other side of the River Thames in Taplow, between Maidenhead Bridge and Brunel’s railway bridge. Crews row on the stretch of the Thames between Boulter’s Lock and Bray Lock, a distance of approximately 3km. The club has been based in their new…

Boulters Weir

Boulters Weir can be found at the far end of Ray Mill Island, on the east of Maidenhead. The Weir is only one of around 50 remaining on the River Thames.

Ray Mill Island

Access to Ray Mill Island is from Ray Mead Road and across the road bridge at Boulters Lock. Walk past Boulters Restaurant and cross the pedestrian bridge onto the island. The Island’s name dates from when the Ray family managed a flourmill here. The site was acquired by Maidenhead Borough Council in 1950 from the…

Brunels Bridge

Brunels Bridge was designed by Great Western’s engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It was built in 1838 but not brought into use until 1 July 1839. The two arches of the bridge are the widest and flattest in the world. Each span is 128 feet (about 39 metres), with a rise of only 24 feet (about…

River Thames

The River Thames passes through Maidenhead on its way to London, passing landmarks such as Boulters Lock, Maidenhead Bridge and Brunels Bridge.

Rowing Boats

Rowing boats at rest besides the River Thames

Boulters Lock

Boulter’s Lock is a lock and weir on the River Thames in the north-east of Maidenhead. The lock is on the western side of the north-south reach, between the A4094 from Maidenhead to Cookham road and Ray Mill Island. The present 1912-built lock replaces those dating from the late 16th century and that of 1772…

Maidenhead Riverside

Maidenhead Riverside is just a short distance from the town centre and is one of the most beautiful stretches of the River Thames. From Brunel’s famous Sounding Arch to Boulters Lock visitors have lots to see and do with hidden gems such as Ray Mill Island a must for families. The Riverside Gardens are alongside…