Walk length 12 miles (19 km) approx.
This spectacular and substantial walk follows ridge paths and woodland tracks in a circular route from the riverside town of Henley-on-Thames.
A great deal of scenery is covered on this walk from the river at Henley to the great views over the Thames valley on the ridges walking up towards Stonor through Lower and Middle Assendon. The final leg of the walk takes in more great scenery and woodland tracks with some curiosities such as the ruined Church of St James (abandoned in 1875), before returning back to Henley.
Lunch & Finish
Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. Our walks usually finish at about 4.15pm and include a 30 min lunch 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 10.00am for the walk to start at 10.15am at the Council Car Park, Greys Road, Henley, RG9 2AA.
Car: Meet at 10am at the Council Car Park, Greys Road, Henley, RG9 2AA, which is free on a Sunday. Please allow enough time to find the car park.
Train: The 08.43am train from London Paddington gets to Henley for 9.55am. If coming by train let the organizers know and one of us will meet you, the start point at Greys Road Car Park is only a short walk away.
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