Circular Routes

The walking routes displayed here are Circular Routes. Unlike Linear walks, or "Slow Ways", Circular Walks finish back where they started...but because the walks are circular, you can of course start them from anywhere along the route.

We try hard to make sure that all our walking routes keep you away from traffic as much as possible and take you through all the most beautiful and interesting places around Henley-on-Thames.

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Aston (3)
Binfield Heath (2)
Bix (3)
Checkendon (4)
Crowsley (6)
Dunsden Green (7)
Goring (2)
Hambleden (3)
Harpsden (2)
Henley (21)
Hennerton (2)
Hurley (2)
Lower Assendon (3)
Nettlebed (2)
Pangbourne (2)
Reading (2)
Remenham (5)
Rotherfield Greys (5)
Rotherfield Peppard (2)
Shiplake (5)
Shiplake Row (2)
Sonning (3)
Sonning Common (3)
Stoke Row (2)
Wargrave (3)
Whitchurch Hill (2)
Whitchurch-on-Thames (2)

40 Acre Field, Woodland Burial Ground, Rotherfield Greys and Happy Valley

A varied circular walk through woodlands, across fields, woodland burial ground and stunning views of, and walk through, Happy Valley.(0.25 Miles Saved cutting through Burial Ground)

Distance
Duration
9km (5.6 miles)
1.9 hours
HighlightsHenley
40 Acre Field
Happy Valley
Maltsters Arms
Rotherfield Greys
St. Nicholas Church
Woodland Burial Ground

Crowsley, Dunsden Green, Sonning & Shiplake

Distance
Duration
21.5km (13.4 miles)
4.5 hours
HighlightsHenley
Crowsley Park
Dunsden Green
Reading View
Highlands Farm
Shiplake
Flowing Spring Pub
Sonning

Flower Pot Loop

(Shortcut saves 200m / 0.12 miles)

Distance
Duration
8.2km (5.1 miles)
1.7 hours
HighlightsHenley
Flower Pot
Hambleden Lock
Henley Reach
Temple Island
Diagonal Field
Remenham Wood

Crowsley, Loddon Brewery (Dunsden Green) & Shiplake

Distance
Duration
19km (11.8 miles)
3.9 hours
HighlightsHenley
Binfield Heath Church
Crowsley Park
Dunsden Green
Shiplake

Mill & Marsh Meadows, Nature Trail and Marsh Lock

Distance
Duration
4km (2.5 miles)
0.8 hours
HighlightsHenley
Marsh Lock
Marsh Meadows
Mill Meadows
River & Rowing Museum
Town Hall

Sheep Fields, Lower Assendon, Lambridge Wood & Rotherfield Greys

Distance
Duration
12km (7.5 miles)
2.5 hours
HighlightsHenley
40 Acre Field
Happy Valley
Lambridge Wood
Mount
Pack and Prime Lane
Golden Ball
Maltsters Arms
Rotherfield Greys
St. Nicholas Church

Sheep Fields, Lower Assendon & the Fair Mile

A hill climb with stunning views followed by a gentle descent towards Lower Assenden and straight, flat, walk back into Henley.

Distance
Duration
6km (3.7 miles)
1.2 hours
HighlightsHenley
Fair Mile
Fairmile Cemetary
Mount
Golden Ball

Greys Court

Classic route to walk from Henley to Geys Court, and walk back to Henley via Lambridge Wood. Many bluebells at Greys Court and in Lambridge Wood end of April and start of May. Refreshments available at Greys Court.

Distance
Duration
9.5km (5.9 miles)
2.0 hours
HighlightsHenley
Bedgemore Park
Friar Park
Happy Valley
Greys Court
Pindars Wood

Short walk - 40 Acre Field

Easy short circular walk via 40 Acre Field from Henley centre showing the lovely countryside around Henley.

Distance
Duration
3.7km (2.3 miles)
0.8 hours
HighlightsHenley
40 Acre Field
Friar Park
Gravel Hill Bed
Row Barge
Sue Ryder Woodland

River walk to Aston

Along the pretty Thames Path and along the beautiful Hambleden Lock, where you can see the boats pass by. Refreshments/lunch at the Flowerpot at Aston. Back via Remenham Wood

Distance
Duration
8.9km (5.5 miles)
1.8 hours
HighlightsHenley
Flower Pot
Hambleden Lock
Bridge
Henley Reach
Temple Island
Diagonal Field
Remenham Wood

Binfield Heath via Crowsley Park

Circular walk from Greys Road to Binfield Heath and scenic Crowsley Park

Distance
Duration
8.4km (5.2 miles)
1.7 hours
HighlightsHenley
Crowsley Park Wood
Henley Golf Club
High Wood
Highlands Farm

Oxfordshire Way/Lambridge Wood

Steep up Oxfordshire Way, with beautiful views over the valley. Careful crossing the busy main road at the end of the Fair Mile. Steep hill going up from the main road and back via Lambridge Wood. Good route to see bluebells in the woods.

Distance
Duration
7.3km (4.5 miles)
1.5 hours
HighlightsHenley
Bedgemore Park
Fairmile Cemetary
Freemans Meadow
Mount
Golden Ball

Hambleden via the River

Walk via the Northern side of the Thames, via SSSI Temple Island Meadows. Towards the pretty village of Hambleden, where you can get refreshments at The Stag & Huntsman, or the village shop. Back to Mill End, where you cross the lock and return via the Thames Path. The route can be shortened by taking the bus back from Mill End (hourly bus).

Distance
Duration
11km (6.8 miles)
2.3 hours
HighlightsHenley
Hambleden
Hambleden Lock
Henley Reach
Management College
Temple Island

Binfield Heath and Harpsden

Circular walk via the Thames Path, Shiplake, Binfield Heath and Harpsden. Steep hill at Harpsden.

Distance
Duration
13.5km (8.4 miles)
2.8 hours
HighlightsHenley
High Wood
Shiplake
Thames Path
Keeps Well
Shiplake Row

Rotherfield Greys & Greys Court

Pretty walk through beautiful Chiltern Countryside. Park at Bix Common. Possibilty to have lunch at the Maltsters at Rotherfield Greys, and possibility to visit Greys Court. In the bluebell season you can see them in the woods at Greys Court.

Distance
Duration
10.6km (6.6 miles)
2.2 hours
HighlightsBix
Bix
Famous Copse
St. James Church
Greys Court
Maltsters Arms
Pindars Wood
Rotherfield Greys
St. Nicholas Church

Ipsden Wood, Stoke Row & Maharajah's Well

Through Ipsden Wood where you can see bluebells, walk to Stoke Row, back through the woods. Visit early may to see the bluebells in Ipsden Wood. In Stoke Row have a look at Maharajah's well, and have a break at the Store or the Cherry Tree Inn.

Distance
Duration
6.1km (3.8 miles)
1.3 hours
HighlightsCheckendon
Checkendon
Sculpture Garden
Maharajah's Well
St. John the Evangelist Church
Village Store

Nettlebed Bluebells

The best bluebell walk in the area, visiting several woods with bluebells galore. Refreshments afterwards at the White Hart at Nettlebed.

Distance
Duration
8.7km (5.4 miles)
1.8 hours
HighlightsNettlebed
English Farm
St. Bartholomews Church
White Hart
Huntercombe Golf Club
Maker Space Cafe & Beer Garden
Park Wood

Nettlebed Figure of 8

Both sides of Nettlebed, taking in the best of the views around the pretty village of Nettlebed. 5.1 or 4.3 miles or do both with a break in Nettlebed in the middle. Refreshments at the White Hart in Nettlebed.

Distance
Duration
15.3km (9.5 miles)
3.2 hours
HighlightsNettlebed
St. James Church Ruins
Warburg Nature Reserve
White Hart

Bosmore and Coxlease Farm

Hilly walk, lovely Chiltern Countryside Park in the layby in Middle Assendon

Distance
Duration
7.9km (4.9 miles)
1.6 hours
HighlightsMiddle Assendon
Fawley Hill
Gingerbread Hill
Middle Assendon