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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Wednesday walk Shiplake to Henley - High Wood, Rotherfield Greys, Greys Court and Lambridge Wood - for today's bluebell fix

Book 1, Walk 9 - Shiplake to Henley

Length: 17.7 km  (11.1miles). Length via High Wood - 9.1 miles. Add 2.2 miles if finishing in Shiplake.  Deduct 2.5 miles if taking short cut from Rotherfield Greys to Henley
Toughness: 4 out of 10

London Paddington: 10-12 hrs  Reading service. Ealing B'way: 10-20 hrs
Arrive Twyford: 11-00 hrs   Change trains
Leave Twyford: 11-08 hrs   Henley service
Arrive Shiplake: 11-15 hrs

Henley to Paddington via Twyford: 15-53, 16-23, 17-05, 17-38, 18-08 and 18-38 hrs
Shiplake to Paddington via Twyford: 4 minutes after Henley

Rail ticket: buy a day return to Henley-on-Thames

This is a delightful bluebell walk, and I always try to fit it in during bluebell season. I suggest we take the High Wood option today, to enjoy the 'bells in these woods. Those who wish to take an early lunch, you can stop at the Bottle and Glass Inn at Binfield Heath. Otherwise, your lunch stop is 4 km further into the walk, at the popular Maltsters Arms in the village of Rotherfield Greys. After lunch you can take the short cut come direct route to Henley (see the Directions): for those on the main walk, you head for Greys Court with its magnificent bluebell paddock. Onwards then to Lambridge Wood, where direction following can be tricky - then it's over a golf course and down to Henley. Those ending their walk in town, you have a choice of tea stops, with the SWC favourite being the Chocolate Theatre Cafe, within 10 mins of the railway station.
If you follow the High Wood route today, as suggested, you will miss the opening leg beside the River Thames. To remedy this, and for your water feature-fix today, you can join me on the closing leg of 4 km from Henley to Shiplake, initially along the River. Your tea stop in Shiplake is the Baskerville pub, a few metres from the railway station.
Walk Directions are here L=1.9

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