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Sunday, 5 May 2019

Sunday Walk: Henley Circular via Stonor

14 km 8.8 ml (or 12 mile) (or 13.8 mile)
Difficulty 7 out of 10
A dramatic chilterns walk with the promise of bluebells.
There are three options.
An 8.8 mile version that doesn't go as far as Stonor but still has impressive scenery.
A 12 mile version that does go as far as Stonor.
The full walk reaching the Crown in Pishill.
The earliest lunch stop is the Rainbow in Middle Assendon (01491 574879). This is the only choice for the shorter options, though Stonor churchyard makes a good picnic place.
Those on the long walk also have the Crown in Pishill (01491 638364). Large groups should phone.
Trains: Get the 09:45 Reading train from Paddington (Ealing Broadway 09:53). Change at Twyford for the Henley train (arr 10:34 dep 10:38 platform 5) arr Henley 10:50.
Trains return at xx:23 and xx:53, changing again at Twyford.
Get a return to Henley on Thames.
Tea: Henley has plenty of tea places and pubs. The Chocolate Cafe (01491-411412) on the riverside has become something of a favourite. Open 9-5:30 daily.
Directions are available here.


Anonymous said...

Thought I submit a brief report for this walk. 6 walkers at Henley on Thames station. A slight delay on starting as train loos were out of order and only 1 loo working at Henley station thus as usual que in loos! 4 ttok short and had lunch at Middle Assendon. 2 members head for Stonor and had picnic by Warburgh nature reserve and 1 decided to avoid Pishill due to tarmac walking. 1 member thats me spend 2 hours round reserve and found the rare Herb Paris in flower, Fly orchid not in flower while the early purple orchid passed its best. Despite the 2 hours exploring the reserve it was worth finding the Herb Paris in flower by 2 weeks early. Good day out for me and did not connect with the rest of the group again. Weather overall cloudy but rather cold due to the wind.
P/S Walker I shall try and post the photo of Herb Paris to you or the SWC website.

Anonymous said...

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