Walk length 12 miles (approx)
A spectacular walk from Marlow along the Thames, then across Marlow Common to the village of of Hambleden.
The walk starts from Marlow which holds a prime position on the Thames, and is both historic and very scenic.
Marlow Common has the remains of some of the best preserved World War One training trenches in the UK. Constructed in 1915 for soldiers at the nearby Bovington Green Camp in preparation for the front line. There is a plaque with information on the trench layout.
The mid point of the walk is at the small Chiltern village of Hambleden, before heading back to Marlow passing some great views over open fields and farmlands. We will have a pub stop in Marlow at the end.
Lunch & Finish:
Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. The walk will finish at about 4.30pm and include a 30 min lunch stop, and mid pub stop, however the time may be earlier or later than this depending on the weather and pace (we have a relaxed pace which includes sightseeing and photography).
Meeting and Transport:
Meet at the entrance to Marlow Train Station from 0945am for the walk to start at 10.00am
Car: There are Car Parks in Marlow, and on road spaces close to the station. Please check for parking restrictions. See Marlow Car Parks
Train: The 08.43am train from London Paddington (change at Maidenhead) gets to Marlow for 09.58am. If you are coming by train please let the organizers know, See First Great Western
I would encourage you to seek other members who are driving, or take advantage of a group save on the train.
Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon[masked] and Colin 07709305681.
RSVP: The organizers monitor non-attendance; we will ban anyone who 'no shows' twice for our events. You are also asked to please update your RSVP at least 24 hours beforehand.
Please see our RSVP policy
Weather: Updates will be posted; see also BBC Weather
Please see our weather policy
Walking Safety: Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk. Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You must wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking boots, warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water and with winter light a small torch is also useful. Please see our Terms and Conditions