Boat and Walking Tour

Tuesday 16 May ~ 3:00 PM

This special event combines cruising and gentle walking along the River Thames. Embark the Hobbs passenger boat at Henley Riverside for a 30 minute cruise to Hambleden lock, along the famous Henley International Regatta course. You will disembark at Hambleden Lock and be met by an expert guide for the walk back along the Thames Path National Trail. This is a beautiful stretch of the River Thames, with much historic interest and wonderful views of the wooded Chiltern hills. This event will be repeated on Tue 23rd May. 

Route Details

2 miles
1 1/2 hrs
Easy (pretty flat, good paths)



Meeting arrangements

Meet at Hobbs of Henley from pier 2 to embark ready to leave by 3pm

Walk Leader

Hobbs of Henley and Steve Tabbitt, Thames Path National Trail Officer

Public Transport Links

Henley Train station is a 2 minute walk from Boatyard


Please contact Hobbs of Henley if you use a wheelchair to check suitability.

Further Information

No dogs on boat unless they are guide dogs.

How to Book

Booking has now closed for this event
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Spring 2017 Programme

The Spring '17 PDF programme available to download, so that you can see the variety of events during the last festival. 

Be sure to put the dates for the next festivals in your diary - Autumn: Saturday 16th September to Sunday 1st October 2017 and Spring: Saturday 19th May - Sunday 3rd June 2018.

Contact the Festival Organiser

The Chilterns Walking Festival is an initiative of the Chilterns Conservation Board. For any queries, feedback, or suggestions for the programme please contact the festival Project Manager, Anna Foster on For press queries or photo requests, please contact 

Our Sponsors


This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped
make these festivals happen. 


Huge thanks to Fox's Outdoor for their primary sponsorship of the Spring and Autumn 2017 festivals - a fantastic family owned independent specialist outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear retailer based in Amersham, established for over 60 years.


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.


Inghams is one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators, which has been delivering award winning holidays in the Lakes & Mountains of Europe to its loyal guests for over 80 years.

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