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Sunday, 16 July 2017

A gentle amble along the Thames Path

SWC Walk 61 Reading to Henley

Distance 14.8km (9.2m); toughness 1/10

Trains: 10.13 London Paddington (Ealing Broadway 10.21) arrives at Reading 11.11
or catch a fast train at 10.27 direct to Reading (arriving 11.02) and wait for the arrival of the slow train.

Return trains from Henley are at xx:16 and xx:46 mins past the hour changing at Twyford

Buy a day return to Reading but be prepared to pay a single fare from Henley to Twyford.

if you leave Reading station at around 11.15 you should have a relaxed amble to Sonning and  get there around 12.30ish for lunch at the very popular Bull pub- please ring ahead.

This is a simple walk along a pleasant section of the River Thames, keeping to the riverside path throughout. The Thames Path turns inland for a while between Shiplake Lock and while passing through the village of Shiplake, but then returns to the riverbank for a very pretty section past Marsh Lock. with its dramatic weirs, and through a riverside park into Henley where the Chocolate cafe is the usual spot for tea and cakes.

Click here for more information about the walk, including an alternative lunch stop and click on the pdf button for the walk instructions. T=swc.61


Anonymous said...

The Thames Path route just after Shiplake Station is quite overgrown, a more pleasant option would be to take the next left along Bolney Road.

Anonymous said...

There is no 10.04 train leaving Paddington: walk poster please resolve.

David said...

It's worth mentioning that walkers should have either GPS or a compass for this walk, since it takes many twists and turns through woodland. It's a sandwich eater's paradise, with as many as a score of benches passed during the day.

David said...

Oops... right comment; wrong walk. It should have been for the Broxbourne circular