A walk of two halves (walk ref 38)

Saturday 12th October ~ 10:00 AM

On the first half we cross the Thames at Hambleden Lock and follow the Thames Path east past the "African Head", Culham Court and Deer Park, Hurley Lock to Temple Lock, after which we head west through the Harleyford estate. On the second half we encounter a few Chiltern Hill beech woods and contours up through Rassler Wood and Pullinghills Wood (where there are the First World War Training Trenches) continuing through Homefield and Heath Woods before encountering the steepest hill of the day DOWN to Hambleden. About 2 or 3 hills. Brisk pace (about 3 mph). Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments afterwards at the Stag and Huntsman.

Route Details

12 miles
5 hours
Strenuous (long / challenging walk for fit / experienced walkers



Meeting arrangements

Hambleden, public car park, car park next to the Stag and Huntsman pub in Hambleden, off the A4155 Marlow to Henley Road. RG9 6RP

Walk Leader

Chiltern Weekend Walkers

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome

Further Information

Chilterns Weekend Walkers is one of the fastest growing walking groups affiliated to the Ramblers Association. They offer regular weekend walks together with an active social calendar. Gerry Paine and Steve Dowling will be leading the walk.

How to Book

Booking is now closed for this walk - if you are really keen to join please email walkingfestival@chilternsaonb.org or call 07546 121261.
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Programme PDF

Download the October 2019 festival Listings Leaflet for an alternative way of seeing the programme. You can also pick these up from various locations across the Chilterns - libraries, coffee shops, etc!


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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. 


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.


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.


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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!