Henley-on-Thames station to Aston, circular walk

A Henley-on-Thames walk posted on 06/10/18 by Johnswatsonuk. Update : 14/10/18

A circular walk from Henley-on-Thames Station with a lovely pub, The Flower Pot, halfway. Returning through a deer park with spectacular views of the Thames and the Chilterns.
Good parking at Henley-on-Thames station.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h55[?]
Distance Distance : 9.39km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 91m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 83m
Highest point Highest point : 106m
Lowest point Lowest point : 34m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Henley-on-Thames
Starting point Starting point : N 51.534059° / W 0.900365°
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Description

(D) From Henley-on-Thames station walk 30 metres to Station Road. Turn right and walk to the river, then at the river turn left and walk to the bridge. Turn right and cross the bridge. Cross the road, then turn left along a lane that runs to the left of the Little Angel pub.(1)

Follow the lane around the bends and look for a footpath sign on your right. Cross the field aiming to the left of the big house. Take the right fork (2) and cross the field to the woods. Continue straight until you reach the road. Turn left along the road, then after a few metres turn right and cross the field.

(3) To go to the Flower Pot pub, take a left fork and at the road turn right. The Flower Pot is on your left.
From the pub follow the road up the hill and take the first left. Keep left and head across the fields with the Thames on your left and a big house on your right.

After the house follow a footpath sign to the right (4) and head through a small wood. Pass to the right of a mausoleum and follow the signpost to go to the right, down then up across the deer park. At the top of the hill, turn around to see across the Chilterns. In the distance you can see the Golden Ball at West Wycombe. At the top of the hill turn left and head to the houses.

Turn right and walk along the back gardens (5) Head down the steep hill and at the road take a sharp right then left to take you back to Henley by The Little Angel and retrace your steps back to the station.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Henley-on-Thames station
1 : km 0.7 - alt. km 0.7 - Little Angel pub
2 : km 1.34 - alt. km 1.34 - Take the right-hand fork
3 : km 3.33 - alt. km 3.33 - Take the left fork
4 : km 4.68 - alt. km 4.68 - Follow footpath sign to right
5 : km 5.95 - alt. km 5.95 - Turn right along road
D/A : km 9.39 - alt. km 9.39 - Henley-on-Thames station

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

Watch the herds of deer.

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