Slow Ways

The walking routes displayed here are Linear Walks, known as "Slow Ways". Unlike Circular walks, Linear Walks begin in one location, and end in another.

We try hard to make sure that all our walking routes keep you away from traffic as much as possible and are as direct as possible without missing any sights along the way.

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Henley (14)
Dunsden Green (3)
Reading (2)
Wargrave (2)
Goring (2)
Pangbourne (2)
Maidenhead (1)
Twyford (1)
Marlow (1)

Henley to Dunsden Green via Crowsley

A peaceful walk through wide open spaces with views of hills & countryside.

Distance
Duration
8.5km (5.3 miles)
1.8 hours
HighlightsCrowsley Park
Dunsden Green
Loddon Brewery
Highlands Farm

Henley to Dunsden Green via Sonning

Stunning views of Sonning, the Marina & Reading before descending towards Sonning and the Thames Path towards Henley.

Distance
Duration
13km (8.1 miles)
2.7 hours
HighlightsDunsden Green
Loddon Brewery
Reading View
Shiplake
Flowing Spring Pub
Sonning

Henley to Dunsden Green via Shiplake

Distance
Duration
10.8km (6.7 miles)
2.2 hours
HighlightsBinfield Heath Church
Dunsden Green
Loddon Brewery
Shiplake
Shiplake Row

Henley to Maidenhead via Hurley & BCA

Distance
Duration
17km (10.6 miles)
3.5 hours
HighlightsBCA - Berkshire College of Agriculture
Culham Chapel Deer Park
Hurley Bottom
Hurley Village
A404 Footbridge
Maidenhead (Station)
Maidenhead Thicket

Henley to Reading via Dunsden Green & Caversham

The shortest route between Henley and Reading, approximately 3km (2 miles) shorter than routes involving the Thames Path.

Distance
Duration
13.5km (8.4 miles)
2.8 hours
HighlightsCaversham Park
Dunsden Green
Emmer Green
Highlands Farm
Christchurch Meadows
Reading (Station)

Henley to Reading via Dunsden Green & Sonning

Distance
Duration
16.5km (10.3 miles)
3.4 hours
HighlightsCrowsley Park
Dunsden Green
Reading View
Highlands Farm
King's Meadow
Reading (Station)
Thames Valley Park
Flowing Spring Pub
Sonning
Sonning Lock

Henley to Wargrave via Remenham Hill

Distance
Duration
9km (5.6 miles)
1.9 hours
HighlightsThe Little Angel
Remenham Hill
Hennerton Golf Club
Town Centre
St Mary's Church
Wargrave Station

Henley to Twyford via Remenham Hill & Wargrave

Distance
Duration
11.5km (7.1 miles)
2.4 hours
HighlightsThe Little Angel
Remenham Hill
Hennerton Golf Club
Town Centre
St Mary's Church
Sheeplands Farm
Town Centre

Henley to Wargrave via Aston & Culham Court

Approximately 2 miles longer than more direct routes in order to walk through the beautiful Culham Court Deer Park, past the Culham Court Chapel and through Crazies Hill where The Horns pub awaits after 9km. NOTE: After about 5.5km, the trail meets the A4130 opposite Culham Lane. Walkers my wish to cross the road at this point where traffic is much slower and walk straight down Culham Lane, picking up the footpath after 600m. Following the footpath East down the A4130 will mean crossing at a point where cars are much faster.

Distance
Duration
12.5km (7.8 miles)
2.6 hours
HighlightsCulham Chapel Deer Park
Cockpole Green
Crazies Hill
The Horns Pub
Town Centre
St Mary's Church
Wargrave Station

Henley to Goring via Highmoor, Stoke Row & Checkendon (Scenic Route)

Perhaps not the shortest route between Henley and Goring but certainly the most interesting with many unique sights along the way.This route takes you through the beautiful villages of Stoke Row, home of Maharajah's Well, and Checkendon, home of the famous Nuba Survival scuplture. There are several quality pubs along the way including the Rising Sun at Highmoor, the Cherry Tree in Stoke Row and the Highwayman Inn in Checkendon so you will never be far from refreshments on this all-day adventure.

Distance
Duration
24km (14.9 miles)
5.0 hours
HighlightsNettlebed Estate
Nettlebed Estate Statue
Checkendon
Highwayman Inn
Nuba Survival Sculpture
Sculpture Garden
Hartslock Nature Reserve
Rising Sun
Cherry Tree
Maharajah's Well
St. John the Evangelist Church
Village Store

Henley to Goring via Sonning Common

This relatively direct route between Henley and Goring is one of the most wooded routes in our database which provides plenty of shelter from the sun on hotter days.

Distance
Duration
19km (11.8 miles)
3.9 hours
HighlightsHighwayman Inn
Goring
Pack and Prime Lane
Rotherfield Greys
Rotherfield Peppard
Spring Wood
College Wood

Henley to Pangbourne via Crowsley & Kidmore End

This route to Pangbourne takes you out of Henley, into the beautiful Crowsley Park and past Crowsley Park House into the village of Crowsley. From there the route passes the Bird in Hand pub, then crosses Millenium Field and on to Kidmore End. The route then travels through woodlands and across the Hardwick Estate before descending into Whitchurch-on-Thames and over the bridge into Pangbourne.

Distance
Duration
18km (11.2 miles)
3.7 hours
HighlightsHardwick Estate
Crowsley Park
Kidmore End
Bird in Hand
Melancholy Hill
Whitchurch-on-Thames

Henley to Pangbourne via Sonning Common & Whitchurch Hill

We head out of Henley walking the full length of the historic Pack and Prime Lane then head towards Rotherfield Peppard then on to Sonning Common.On leaving Sonning Common the route takes several twists & turns through multiple copses and woodlands before dropping into the village of Whitchurch Hill.From there the route follows the footpath straight down the hill into Whitchurch on Thames then crosses the bridge into Pangbourne.

Distance
Duration
18.5km (11.5 miles)
3.8 hours
HighlightsHighwayman Inn
Pack and Prime Lane
Rotherfield Peppard
Spring Wood
College Wood
Whitchurch Hill
Whitchurch-on-Thames

Henley to Marlow via Remenham and Hurley

The shortest, gentlist and most attractive route from Henley to Marlow. Primarily following the Thames Path from Remenham, the route crosses the river at Hurley Lock and Temple Lock before heading straight into Marlow through Higginson Park.

Distance
Duration
12.5km (7.8 miles)
2.6 hours
HighlightsFlower Pot
Bisham
Hurley Lock
Hurley Riverside Park
Marlow
Culham Chapel Deer Park
Temple