Join us as we walk alongside the beautiful rural reaches of the River Thames. Our trail follows the borders of three counties - Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire. With wooded slopes and grassy pastures, as well as the occasional flower meadow, the scenery on our route is some of the most picturesque along the waterway.
From pre-Roman tribes and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms to medieval counties, the river has a long history of uniting and dividing those who live along its banks. These waters also served as a vital trade route linking western and northern parts of the country.
Today, in place of working barges, we may instead see the occasional rowing team or passing pleasure boat.
At the day's end, having absorbed the scenery and history, we will finish off in the pretty riverside town of Marlow for some well deserved pub food and drink.
Meet: London Paddington Station - in front of Delice de France and Upper Crust outlets. As you enter the station from the underground you will see them on the right. The outlets are marked 9 and 10 on the station map - please see the following link http://www.networkrail.co.uk/documents/For%20Passengers/Station%20Maps/4509_Paddington%20Station%20Map.pdf
Meeting time: 9.30 am (leaving on 9.57 train)
Price: £23 (includes transport and full-day guided hike) Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link at the top Price does not include meals and drinks
Distance: 15 km/9 miles
Estimated return time to London: 9PM
Things to bring: hiking boots, waterproof clothing, hat, sunscreen, water (at least 1 litre), packed lunch to eat at half way, money for end of day pub dinner, camera