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Henley-on-Thames was officially launched as a Walkers are Welcome town in 2018 joining more than 100 other towns, but only the second in Oxfordshire, accredited by Walkers are Welcome.

Launched in 2007, Walkers are Welcome, is a national non-profit community interest group that encourages small towns and businesses to become more welcoming to walkers in order to benefit local economies and promote hiking.

Being on The Thames and at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, Henley is a beautiful place for walking. Henley is known for rowing but it is great for walking too. It is on The Thames Path, at the end The Oxfordshire Way and close to The Chiltern Way and Shakespeare’s Way. The footpaths in the area are well maintained mainly due to the work carried out by The South Chilterns Path Maintenance Volunteers (part of The Chiltern Society)

Businesses who join can display a Walkers are Welcome window sticker and are listed on the Henley Walkers are Welcome website. Boot covers are provided by our members where necessary so don’t worry about being turned away if your boots are muddy!