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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sunday Walk 1 – the Thames Valley

Book 1 Walk 24 – Cookham to Maidenhead
Length: 17 km (10.6 miles). Toughness: 3/10

09:43 Oxford train from Paddington (Ealing Broadway 09:52), changing at Maidenhead (arr 10:26, dep 10:35) and arriving Cookham at 10:42. Buy a day return to Cookham.

Trains back from from Maidenhead are half-hourly, at 12 & 42 minutes past.

The first part of this walk takes you out through Bisham Woods to a fine viewpoint on Winter Hill, then back along the Thames Path to Cookham village. Those who want a pub lunch will have to decide between The Ferry by the river, the King's Arms and Bel and the Dragon on the High Street and The Crown on Cookham Moor.

Cookham station is only a short walk away if you want an early finish, but that would miss out a fine afternoon section past the wooded cliffs of Cliveden on the other side of the Thames. If you stop at one of the riverside tea places on the way into Maidenhead you could then take the more interesting route to the station; the alternative route goes past more tea places in the town centre.

You'll need to print the directions from the Walk 24 page, or bring the latest edition of Book 1.