Join us as we walk along the beautiful middle reaches of the rural Thames. The longest river wholly in England, the waterway at this stretch passes through some of the most beautiful scenery along its length. We shall see a mix of woods and fields as well as hilly slopes, as the river meanders its way gradually down through the gentle landscape of the Thames Valley.
These waters have a long history of uniting and dividing those who have lived along its banks. It served as a physical and political boundary between pre-Roman tribes, Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and medieval counties. It was also as a means of transport and communication for millennia, linking the west of England and even the midlands and north, via the canal network to London.
At the day's end, having absorbed the scenery and history, we will finish off in the pretty riverside town of Henley 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.networkrai... (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: 10 miles
Things to bring:
hat and sunscreen
water (at least 1 litre)
packed lunch to eat at half way
money for end of day pub dinner