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|Henley-on-Thames and Aston|
|Author: Claire, Published: 28 Jan 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 6.5mile circular walk starting from Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. The walk follows a long stretch of the Thames Path north up to Hambleden Lock, before turning away from the river to return via woodland and grass meadows. |
The walk is mainly flat with just a couple of short ascents and it follows a mixture of tarmac, stone and firm mud tracks, some of which may be slippery after wet weather. There are 5 stiles and a few kissing gates, but all of the stiles have open fencing alongside making them easy for most dogs to negotiate. Note that access to the walk will not be possible during Henley Regatta. Approximate time 2.5 to 3 hours.
The walk starts from the River and Rowing Museum on Mill Meadows in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. There is a large long stay pay and display car park alongside the museum. Approximate post code RG9 1BF. Henley-on-Thames rail station is only a short walk away if you are travelling by train.
|Henley to Thames Path|
Start point: 51.5326 lat, -0.8953 long
The walk starts from the River and Rowing Museum on Mill Meadows in Henley. The museum is housed in a beautiful modern building overlooking Henley’s picturesque water meadows and river.
|Thames Path to Hambleden Lock|
Start point: 51.5381 lat, -0.8997 long
The Thames Path is a National Trail of 184 miles which follows the length of the River Thames from its source in Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier at Charlton.
|Hambleden Lock to Flowerpot Aston|
Start point: 51.5604 lat, -0.8739 long
Pass through the wooden kissing gate and continue ahead to pass the lock on your left. Hambleden Lock was built in 1773 and sits alongside an impressive long weir. There are catwalk bridges over the weir if you wish to have a closer look.
|Flowerpot Aston to Remenham Woods|
Start point: 51.5514 lat, -0.8702 long
With the Flowerpot Hotel on your right go straight ahead up the single lane road. Immediately after Highway Cottage on your right, turn right through a kissing gate and go straight ahead up the grass paddock. Half way up the paddock, cross over the stile and continue uphill to the end of the paddock.
|Remenham Woods to Henley|
Start point: 51.5449 lat, -0.8916 long
Follow the footpath into Remenham Woods marked with a sign for the Chiltern Way Berkshire Loop. Follow the path as it climbs uphill and bends to the right. At the far side of the woods, pass over a stile into a grass field and go ahead under the telegraph cables. At the field boundary continue to the left marked with a footpath sign into a belt of trees.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2012 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
The first half of the walk by the river is a bit bland on the south side but the Landlord of the Flower Pot tells us a new route is open on the north side of the river which could be a great alternative. Loved the return leg over the top, such variety, with great views and the red kites circling overhead.
|By andyharper on 09 Apr 2015|
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