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Henley-on-Thames to Marlow along the Thames Path

A pleasant linear walk along the Thames Path between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow. The path is easy to follow and is almost all downhill. There are a number of public transport options to return to the start.

Technical sheet
No. 293093
A Henley-on-Thames walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 16/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h05[?]
Distance Distance : 8.85mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 39ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 66ft
Highest point Highest point : 154ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 82ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Henley-on-Thames
Starting point Starting point : N 51.5342° / W 0.9°
Arrival Arrival : N 51.56891° / W 0.77404°
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Description

(D)The start (grid ref. SU763826) is the bridge over the Thames at eastern end of Hart Street (A4130). Cross the bridge to eastern bank and, following the signs, turn left almost immediately. This takes you down to the riverbank. Walk north with the river to your left. You soon reach Remenham with Fawley Court College across the river to your left. Continuing north you pass Temple Island before the river turns south-east to reach Hambleden Lock.

(1)Continuing on the Thames Path you reach Aston where the path turns inland (grid ref. SU786844). Turn right down the lane and proceed into Aston. Just past the road junction, turn left down the access to Holme Farm. Continue past this farm and following the clearly signed path continue until just before Lower Culham Farm, where you turn sharp left to reach the riverside again.

(2)The route ahead needs little description and Hurley Lock is the next key objective. Here turn left over the bridge, walk along the 'island' passing the locks. Ignore the footbridge immediately after the locks and continue ahead to reach another footbridge that allows you to regain the riverside path (grid ref. 828843) on the south side of the river.

(3)Continue for approximately 600 yards to turn left over a long footbridge (grid ref. SU834843) to gain the north bank of the river. All that remains is a pleasant mile and half walk into Marlow and the end of the walk.

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 115ft - Start: Henley bridge
1 : mi 2.64 - alt. 102ft - Hambleden Lock
2 : mi 4.27 - alt. 105ft - Lower Culham Farm
3 : mi 6.74 - alt. 102ft - Regain south bank
A : mi 8.85 - alt. 105ft - Finish: Henley bridge

Useful Information

The Thames Path National Trail was first proposed in 1948 and eventually opened in 1996. It follows the length of the River Thames from its source near Kemble in Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier at Charlton. Total length is approximately 184 miles with a considerable proportion of the path using the original towpath. This walk concentrates on the section downstream from Henley-on-Thames through to Marlow and follows a linear route. You could either use two cars, the regular bus service between the start and end or use the rail services out of London.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.71/5
Number of opinions : 7
Description quality : 4.86/5
Routemap quality : 4.71/5
Walk interest : 4.57/5


Walker
on Mon 07 Oct 2019 10:05:48 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 05/10/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

We walked from Marlow to Henley on Thams. Fabulous walk, so varied. So much to see, fantastic pub (The Flower Pot) most welcome after walking through the beautiful deer park.

Easy bus journey back to Marlow to collect the car.


Walker
on Mon 23 Sep 2019 10:29:20 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 01/09/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Three of us are walking sections of the Thames and Henley to Marlow was the latest part. I found your website, downloaded the map, and I’m definitely going to use your walks again. No problems on the walk. Everything was as described. We went through a deer park, had a talk with a very affable guy who told us about the area, and generally enjoyed our day. We had lunch at the Rising Sun in Hurley, which was good. Once we got to Marlow we got the ( punctual) bus back to Henley.


Walker
on Sun 19 May 2019 18:01:19 CEST

Global average : 3.67 / 5

Date of walk : 18/05/19
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Average

A nice walk mainly right next to the Thames.
Be careful when reaching the Flower Pot Pub the route goes inland here for a bit but we missed the sign for the path and eneded up with a long uphill walk up Ashton Lane, we found a footpath back through a country estate which was rather lovely with deer, might have been part of the CHiltern Way which does rejoin the Thames Path.
Also Temple Bridge closed with a horrid detour along a country road then along a very busy road into Marlow.. really spoilt the end of the walk.
With the detour and error it must have been about 12 miles.. certainly felt like it !


Walker
on Wed 27 Mar 2019 09:46:03 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 15/03/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

A lovely walk despite the strong wind. The route was well described and map easy to follow


Moderator hiker
on Sun 14 Oct 2018 14:45:32 CEST

Glad to hear you enjoyed it!


Walker
on Sat 29 Sep 2018 12:53:54 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 26/09/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Weather was glorious. Very detailed map just enough information which was pertinent..
Easy walk,


Walker
on Mon 11 Jun 2018 20:12:02 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 10/06/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Very nice walk and very good map and description.I like it most when instead of long description (on which corner to turn left or right) there is a clear map provided and this was the case. Got very nice pictures of Thames during my walk, so really did enjoy it.


Walker
on Mon 26 Mar 2018 14:08:09 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 26/03/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Lovely, easy, and clean walk with beautiful views. Good spring like weather really helped too.

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