Henley-on-Thames to Marlow along the Thames Path

A Henley-on-Thames walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 16/09/16

A pleasant linear walk along the Thames Path between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow. The path is easy to follow and is almost all downhill. There are a number of public transport options to return to the start.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h05[?]
Distance Distance : 14.25km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 12m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 20m
Highest point Highest point : 47m
Lowest point Lowest point : 25m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Henley-on-Thames
Starting point Starting point : N 51.5342° / W 0.9°
Arrival Arrival : N 51.56891° / W 0.77404°
Download : GPX track

Description

(D)The start (grid ref. SU763826) is the bridge over the Thames at eastern end of Hart Street (A4130). Cross the bridge to eastern bank and, following the signs, turn left almost immediately. This takes you down to the riverbank. Walk north with the river to your left. You soon reach Remenham with Fawley Court College across the river to your left. Continuing north you pass Temple Island before the river turns south-east to reach Hambleden Lock.

(1)Continuing on the Thames Path you reach Aston where the path turns inland (grid ref. SU786844). Turn right down the lane and proceed into Aston. Just past the road junction, turn left down the access to Holme Farm. Continue past this farm and following the clearly signed path continue until just before Lower Culham Farm, where you turn sharp left to reach the riverside again.

(2)The route ahead needs little description and Hurley Lock is the next key objective. Here turn left over the bridge, walk along the 'island' passing the locks. Ignore the footbridge immediately after the locks and continue ahead to reach another footbridge that allows you to regain the riverside path (grid ref. 828843) on the south side of the river.

(3)Continue for approximately 600 yards to turn left over a long footbridge (grid ref. SU834843) to gain the north bank of the river. All that remains is a pleasant mile and half walk into Marlow and the end of the walk.

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Start: Henley bridge
1 : km 4.25 - alt. km 4.25 - Hambleden Lock
2 : km 6.87 - alt. km 6.87 - Lower Culham Farm
3 : km 10.85 - alt. km 10.85 - Regain south bank
A : km 14.25 - alt. km 14.25 - Finish: Henley bridge

Useful Information

The Thames Path National Trail was first proposed in 1948 and eventually opened in 1996. It follows the length of the River Thames from its source near Kemble in Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier at Charlton. Total length is approximately 184 miles with a considerable proportion of the path using the original towpath. This walk concentrates on the section downstream from Henley-on-Thames through to Marlow and follows a linear route. You could either use two cars, the regular bus service between the start and end or use the rail services out of London.

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Opinions and comments

Average

Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4.00/4
Routemap quality : 4.00/4
Walk interest : 4.00/4
Global average : 4.00/4

ruprai
Walker
on Mon 11 Jun 2018 20:12:02 CEST : Re: Henley-on-Thames to Marlow along the Thames Path

Date of walk : 10/06/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Very nice walk and very good map and description.I like it most when instead of long description (on which corner to turn left or right) there is a clear map provided and this was the case. Got very nice pictures of Thames during my walk, so really did enjoy it.

Likhtman
Walker
on Mon 26 Mar 2018 14:08:09 CEST : Re: Henley-on-Thames to Marlow along the Thames Path

Date of walk : 26/03/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Lovely, easy, and clean walk with beautiful views. Good spring like weather really helped too.

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