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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Stanley Spencer and The Wind in the Willows

Cookham to Maidenhead
Length: 17km (10.6 miles) Toughness: 3/10

09:32 Maidenhead train from Paddington, changing at Maidenhead (arr 09:56, dep 10:25) arriving at Cookham at 10:32.
Or take the 09:24 from Ealing Broadway to Maidenhead to connect with the same onward train.

Return trains from Maidenhead are at xx:09 and xx:36 (journey time 44 minutes).

This fairly easy walk loops around the hills above Cookham before following the Thames back to the town for lunch. Although at least two-thirds of the walk is covered in the morning, starting out from Cookham at 10:30 should get you to the lunch pub at a reasonable hour. A short afternoon route along a pretty stretch of the Thames Path then takes you into Maidenhead. You’ll probably have time after lunch to explore Cookham, and perhaps visit the Stanley Spencer Gallery, before recommencing the walk.

The recommended lunch pub is The King’s Arms in Cookham’s High Street (01628 530667), but there are several other options. Tea can be taken at Boulter’s Lock, or at any one of numerous options in Maidenhead.

More details and the walk directions can be found on the walk’s information page. On the Comments page, comment #5 sugests a couple of short detours near the end of the walk.

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