Sunday, 7 April 2013

Chilterns and Thames Valley

Riverside meadows

hambleden-weir.png Distance: 7 miles
Ascent: 100 metres
Duration: unknown

Walk 17: Henley-on-Thames and Hambleden

Some quick thoughts on the countryside surrounding Henley, which we'd previously avoided because of its "hooray" image:


  • Plenty of "private" signs down by the river in town quickly give way to:
  • delightful woodland and beautiful sweeping arable fields,
  • quiet countryside lanes leading to charming village pubs;
  • a thundering weir that interrupts The Thames;
  • more villages, and wood-fringed hills;
  • peaceful meadows beside the river near
  • Temple Island, featured in the London 2012 opening video.

I'm not in a hurry to return to Henley, but walking this circuit was significantly more enjoyable than I'd expected.

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