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.
Circular Routes that pass through: HambledenChange
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).
|11km (6.8 miles)|
Henley, Hambleden, Medmenham, Mill End and Aston Loop
This is a beautiful 18km (11 mile) circular walk includes 4km (2.5 miles) walking along, the much quieter and less well trodden, Buckinghamshire side of the River Thames. It begins in Henley and takes walkers along the river, past Fawley Court, Temple Island and the Henley Business School, and into the beautiful village of Hambleden. After a refreshing drink at the Stag & Huntsman, walkers are treated to stunning views of the valley as they follow the hillside round towards the village of Medmenham where the Dog and Badger will gladly provide further refreshment. Walkers then rejoin the Buckinghamshire River Bank and follow it back towards Mill End where they cross over Hambleden Lock and head towards the Flowerpot Pub, for further refreshment, in the village of Aston. An attractive 3.5km (2.2 mile) walkfrom Aston across the hilltop and down through Remenham Wood back into Henley caps this walk off nicely. Terrain: Mostly flat, out in the open, two moderate hills, minimal walking on roads, approx 4 to 6 hours.
|18km (11.2 miles)|
Stag & Huntsman
The Dog & Badger
Mill End Hillside View