Aug 11, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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What could be better than the Thames in high Summer? Not much, so we're exploring a particularly fine stretch of the river between Walton-on-Thames and Chertsey, and for good measure taking in an idyllic stretch of the Wey. From Weybridge we're crossing into the fields and meadows of Chertsey Meads, before crossing Chertsey Bridge and making our way back on the North bank of the Thames to Shepperton and our lunch break.
We are passing three riverside pubs during the walk, but by far the largest and most suitable for our group is the Thames Court in Shepperton (pictured), which we should reach by about 12:30. You can buy food and drink there, or simply bring a packed lunch and have a riverside picnic on the lawn in front of the pub.
From Shepperton we aim to take the little ferry (pictured) to cross back to the South bank, and then visit Desborough Island, a peaceful nature reserve, before returning to Walton Bridge.
The walk is 7.5 miles over flat ground, mostly towpaths, so should be easy for anyone fit. There should be about 3 hours of walking.
Start of the walk and parking: we are starting from the Cowey Sale car park, a large free car park by the side of the brand new swish Walton Bridge, which has just opened (pictured).
By train: I will be driving past Walton Station so could give a lift to the riverside for up to 4 people.
£2 for meetup costs.
£2 for the ferry.
Dogs are very welcome.
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