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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Second Sunday Walk: Chiltern hills and a stately home

Book 2 Walk 6 Henley via Stonor Circular, with Stonor short cut
Length: 19.4km (12 miles) Toughness: 6/10

09:43 Oxford (or Radley) train from Paddington (Ealing Broadway 09:51), changing at Twyford (arr 10:35; dep 10:43) arriving at Henley at 10:55.

Return trains are at xx:07, changing at Twyford (journey time 1 hour 12 minutes).

A delightful walk over gentle rolling hills in the southern Chilterns, finishing in historic riverside Henley. If you lunch in Stonor (see below) and take the Stonor short cut afterwards, you should have time to visit the impressive stately home Stonor Park, http://www.stonor.com/, which is open from 1:30pm to 4:30pm (park and gardens from 12:00pm). The entrance is just north of the village on the route of the main walk, so return to the village after your visit and follow the Stonor Short Cut directions. Expect to get back to Henley after 6pm if you choose to do this.

The suggested lunchtime pub, the Crown Inn at Pishill, has had poor reports recently, so a better alternative may be the Quince Tree (01491 639039) in Stonor. You may prefer the café rather than the upmarket pub/restaurant.

The latest version of the walk directions clarifies the route through the forest so it’s best to download the website version.

1 comment:

PeteB said...

n=5 on this walk I was, told.