Take the Bus for a Walk; Marlow-Henley-Marlow but not along the Thames Path! This is a day-long linear walk of 9 miles. Starting at Marlow, we catch the bus along the picturesque Thames Valley to the charming market town of Henley. Spurred on with that tingling of excitement as the bus leaves us to walk back, we’ll cross the river to the Berkshire side, to walk along the edge of the Thames floodplain before crossing into Buckinghamshire and the beautiful Hambleden Valley. Then it’s onwards across classic Chiltern farmland and beech woods before finally descending into Marlow, as popular now as a riverside resort as it was in the 18th century.
Participants need to bring a packed lunch and enough fluids for the day. Clothing and footware need to be suitable for a day's walk in unpredictable English weather.
There are public toilets not far from the start and finish in Marlow, and in Henley, before we actually start walking, but only opportunities offered by secluded bushes in between.
Stuart Fletcher lives on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. As a walk leader for over 30 years, he likes to roam through the beautiful landscapes they offer, pointing out interesting things to people.
Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018 & 2019. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.
Could this be you? We are seeking additional sponsors to enable the festival to continue going from strength to strength - get in touch with AWeiss@chilternsaonb.org if you'd like to know more!