Thames Path – Marlow – Temple Lock – Hurley –Aston –Hambledon Lock – Remenham – Henley (Return by local bus)
OS Map Sheet Sheet 1:25,000 Explorer Series: 172 & 171 Chiltern Hills East & West
Parking is pay & display – 6 hours = £3.00
Bus service 800 from Henley is every 24 minutes past & 54 minutes past the hour. Departs from Bell Street just off Market Place
Start :Marlow Bridge GR 852861 – Footbridge GR 835844 – Hurley Lock GR826843 – Aston GR 785842 – River Bank GR786845 – Hambledon Lock GR 783853 – Remenham GR 770844 – Henley Bridge GR765826. Finish: Henley Bridge
Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approximately 21 miles) A413 from Aylesbury Town Centre to Stoke Mandeville and the A4010 to Princess Risborough and follow to Handy Cross Roundabout which is Junction 4 on the M40. Take A404 South for 2 miles and follow signs for Marlow Town Centre. At mini roundabout with High Street turn left towards Marlow Bridge, drive 400 yards and turn right onto Pound Lane.
Getting There from Oxford :(Approximately 28.0 miles) M40 South from Oxford to Handy Cross Roundabout which is Junction 4 on the M40. Take A404 South for 2 miles and follow signs for Marlow Town Centre. At mini roundabout with High Street turn left towards Marlow Bridge, drive 400 yards and turn right onto Pound Lane.
Ridgeway and Vale Expeditions Walkers’ Code
- Walks will normally take place on the second Sunday in the month. In some months, where there is an overriding event, the day may be changed.
- It helps the Organiser to know who is intending to turn up. Please make contact beforehand.
- Grades of Walk are – Leisurely, Moderate, and Strenuous. If you are new to the group and to walking, start with a walk graded “Leisurely”, and build up.
- Walkers are reminded that they attend walks at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. Make sure you bring the appropriate gear for the conditions and adequate food and drink. Also make sure you have your medication and blood sugar meter handy. Especially on long walks, carry emergency provisions.
- A First Aid kit and additional glucose will be carried by an experienced member of the group. Please check your blood sugar at intervals on a walk.
- Follow the Country Code. Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside. Take home your rubbish and bury any human waste.
- Walks Leaders are responsible for keeping the group together and path finding. Please do not go ahead of the Leader. Always inform the Leader or back marker if you wish to leave the walk, however briefly. Always inform the Leader if you are feeling hypoglaecemic or if you believe another member of the group’s blood sugar is low.
- On public roads, take great care to walk in single file, facing oncoming traffic unless advised to do otherwise by the Leader.
- Dogs will be allowed on walks at the discretion of the Leader. Please keep them on leads when there is stock about or on roads.
- Remove or cover up muddy boots when entering a pub or tearoom. Do not consume your own food or drink on the premises, including the garden without permission. (If you enter a pub to use the toilet, buy a drink.)