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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Marlow to Henley-on-Thames

With the temperatures set to soar over the Easter weekend, It's been suggested that I post a short walk in the Henley-on-Thames area, so here it is :-)

Getting there

Catch the 9:57 Didcot Parkway train from London Paddington (10:05 from Ealing Broadway) to Maidenhead. Change trains here (4 minute changeover time) to catch the 10:38 train to Marlow (advertised on platform 5B at the time of writing). Arrive into Marlow at 11:01

Getting back

Catch a train at 53 minutes past the hour from Henley-on-Thames, changing at Twyford to catch the London bound train on the adjacent platform (unless you've travelled from the Reading area)


I suggest buying a day return to Henley-on-Thames and a single from Maidenhead to Marlow

Length 8.4 miles
Toughness 2/3 out of 10


This is a derivative of the Marlow Circular walk with lunch at the Flower Pot Hotel.  After lunch (at bullet point 39 on the walk instructions) the walk continues to Henley rather than returning to Marlow.

During the morning section, walkers may stop at the tea kiosk located at Hurley lock for a late morning beverage. Here there are seats on a pleasant lawned area next to the river. For lunch, The Flowerpot Hotel has a large back garden with plenty of seating. There used to be an African Grey Parrot in the bar which I seem to remember chattered a lot...
There are plenty of opportunities to dawdle by the river during the walk and enjoy the higher temperatures and Old Father Thames and of course the opportunity to take afternoon tea and yummy cakes at The Chocolate CafĂ© in Henley which closes at 6:00pm.

Click the link below (ignore the Marlow circular reference) for all the details 

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