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Henley, The Thames and The Angel On The Bridge - 10 easy paced miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us on an easy paced ten mile circular walk from Henley in Oxfordshire. We enjoy a beautiful stretch of the Thames past Temple Island before picnic lunch at Hambleden and then on through the Great Wood. Finally the Oxfordshire Way takes us back to Henley, a riverside pub and our train home.

 

The Thames here is still a broad river and we will see the rowing crews bend their backs as the coaches cycle past us on the bank to keep up. Some will be in training for the famous Henley Regatta held later in June.

 

Temple Island a couple of miles up plays host to Fawley Temple, a pretty neo-classical folly built in 1771 by James Wyatt for local landowner Sambrooke Freeman. Soon we leave the river at Hambleden Mill, crossing by the 250 metre footbridge over the weir.

 

The small village of Hambleden has a huge church and a monument to the Earl of Cardigan, leader of the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854. Just the place for our picnic lunch and loo-stop. There is a small shop for tea and a cake if you like.

 

After lunch we continue through the Great Wood with its mature trees, glimpsing the Thames below us from the top - yes there is a hill but not too difficult! The rest of the walk we enjoy rolling countryside and some lovely views along The Way and then back through stately Henley Park into Henley.

 

At the end of the walk there is a really nice pub, The Angel On The Bridge, that does food - and a beer for those who fancy it. We should be there by about 4pm. Hopefully the weather will be kind and we can sit outside on the terrace over the river-bank. The train station is just a few minutes away.

 

In more detail:

 

We meet from 09:15 at Paddington Railway Station to board the 09:57 train. Tom will be outside the ticket office.

We arrive at Henley-On-Thames (having changed at Twyford) at 11:02, so if you want to meet us there, just let us know so we can look out for you.

The return journey to Henley normally costs £14.90 but, in a group of four it is half price.

If you arrive by 09:30 we promise to get you into a group of four and your ticket will cost £7.45. Trains back are at 24 mins past the hour every hour in the afternoon.

 

There is a £4 cash charge for this walk. Pay Tom on arrival.

You will also need to bring money for your train fare, food and drinks during the day.

Please note there are risks associated with all outdoor activities. This is a ten mile hike and although we are not one of the fastest groups we ask that you are reasonably fit and have suitable clothing and footwear for the walk. Also please avoid doing anything that would put you or other members of the group in danger. I will post a weather forecast the night before.

Hope you can come

Best wishes

Tom

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great walk guys. Thank you Tom & Louise. Looking forward to the next excursion.

    April 23, 2013

  • Nji

    Fab walk, fab weather and fab company! Thanks Tom & Louise!

    April 22, 2013

  • Dwaipayan C.

    Many thanks Tom for such a lovely walk !
    It was my first walk and it was great meeting so many new people.

    April 21, 2013

  • cherry

    nice people, good view,amazing weather, Thanks TOM!

    April 21, 2013

  • Don

    My first walk with the group, enjoyed it vey much. Thanks Tom and Louise.

    April 21, 2013

  • Patricia

    The best walk I've been on so far. Lovely company, weather couldn't have been better, beautiful scenery and best of all was the 1000yrd dash to the station. Nice to meet you guys, hope to see you all soon.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time. Great people. Great Day.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I feel high on sun. True.

    April 20, 2013

  • Crystal H.

    wonderful trip!

    April 20, 2013

  • Kanika

    Excellent trip.. Had a very good time

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Tom, Not feeling well and couldn't join you guys. hope to see on next week.

    April 20, 2013

  • Catherine

    Didn't take into account train disruptions this morning lesson learned and am very disappointed to have missed out.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry cant now make it as something's come up last minute. Hope to see you on one soon.

    April 20, 2013

  • Mo

    sorry Tom, I had to cancel late last night. Hope I`ll be able to make it to the next one.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry not feeling ok, had to cancel at last minute :(

    April 19, 2013

  • Tom

    Hi Kannika

    We arrive into Henley at 11.02.

    See you there

    Tom

    April 19, 2013

  • Ruthy

    sorry-shift work!

    April 19, 2013

  • Tom

    Hello

    Henley weather forecast shows a high of 12.C, light winds, partly cloudy with some sun, should be dry.

    See you all tomorrow!

    Tom

    April 19, 2013

  • Tom

    Pat , got your message thanks.
    Maggie and Don, see you at Henley Train Station

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will meet you in Henley.

    April 19, 2013

    • Tom

      Hi Maggie. Thanks for letting us know. We will see you at the station. Tom

      April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, cant make it tomorrow. have come down with a cold :(

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Danai + Pat say Hi !! See you tomorrow.

    April 19, 2013

  • Jhonny

    Sorry Guys cant make it :(

    April 18, 2013

  • peter

    Thanks for the invite but sadly I have another event !

    April 15, 2013

  • Don

    I live close to Henley so I trust it is okay to meet you at Henley railway station for the start of the walk. What time does your train arrive? Regards.

    April 14, 2013

    • Tom

      Hi Don, that's absolutely fine. We arrive at 11:02 at Henley, so we'll see you there. Tom

      April 15, 2013

  • Barbara

    Apologies am now unable to attend. Tom will you be planning anything for the may bank holiday weekend?

    April 14, 2013

    • Tom

      Hi Barbara. Sorry, but May is out. I will be looking at setting some June dates so hopefully see you then. Tom

      April 15, 2013

  • Min

    Sorry, I can no longer make this.

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very sorry - I can no longer make this date.

    April 7, 2013

  • Maria

    See you on the next one - have a great time!

    April 1, 2013

  • Chris J.

    Sadly cannot make this one as camping in Wales

    March 31, 2013

  • mimi

    hi tom, i ll be in london for 10days only and am hoping the next event will take on the 18 or 19 of may 2013. rilllyyyy wanna join u all . am so excited reading all the past events.

    March 28, 2013

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