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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Marlow Circular

Marlow Circular 
TOCW2 walk 8, 21.6km, 13.4 miles, 3 out of 10.

This walk follows the Thames path for the first 8km (5 miles), passing the ancient village of Hurley, little changed since the days when it was a Benedictine Abbey. Lunch is in Aston or Hambleden, both quaint riverside villages. By contrast, the afternoon takes you up over the wooded hills that frame the Thames Valley, and then down into the well-preserved town of Marlow for tea.

For those wanting a shorter walk after lunch, you can continue on the Thames path to Henley.

Get the 0957 Oxford train from Paddington (Ealing Broadway 1005) changing at Maidenhead (1034) to get the Marlow train at 1038 from platform 1. This is a shuttle service, so will almost certainly wait if the train is late. It also changes direction at Bourne End. Return to Marlow.

Return trains are hourly at xx06.

The Flowerpot in Aston after 6 miles, which has a wide choice, or the popular Stag & Huntsman (lunch till 2.30pm) after 8.2 miles in Hambledon.

Most likely The George & Dragon Inn as the teashops will probably be closed. It is 610 metres to the station from here.

You are recommended to use the download directions instead of pre 2011 editions of the book.


1 comment:

Billy Whizz said...

A total of n=14 today. This includes one late catcher-upperer and two mid-walk divergers. W=cloudy-warm-later-with-glimpses-of-sun Flowerpot ok. Cake sale in Hambleden. Dry underfoot, no probs. Lots of pheasant in the woods.