The Maidenhead Waterways run through Maidenhead to the west of the River Thames. They include the five waterways shown on the map.
You can make a virtual cruise (VC) along the part of these waterways from the comfort of your armchair. Just select your starting point below, then click the next buttons to move along the waterway.
The very northern section of the Maidenhead Ditch and the White Brook aren’t yet covered by a virtual cruise.
To the north of Maidenhead the York Stream meets the Moor Cut which has followed a more easterly route through the centre of Maidenhead since the channels split to the south of the centre.
The Moor Cut is largely dry – with proposals for restoration to enable navigation again.
To the north the channels combine to form the Maidenhead Ditch.
Looking along the Maidenhead Ditch towards the River Thames.
The channel splits here, with the York Stream curving to the right and carrying all the water. The Moor Cut, which is normally dry, continues straight ahead.
York Stream and Moor Cut run approximately parallel through Maidenhead and join up on the far side to form the Bray Cut which leads to its junction with the River Thames.
Looking north along the Maidenhead Ditch, just beyond its junction with York Stream and Moor Cut.
There’s just a trickle of water here, which feeds through York Stream and Bray Cut to the River Thames.
There are proposals to make the Maidenhead Ditch navigable but, for now, it carries a trickle of water to feed the York Stream.