Walk to the Trenches (0003)

Saturday 22 May ~ 10:00 AM

Join us for a bacon butty & cuppa (on the house) in the Teepee at The Royal Oak before venturing out onto the lovely Marlow Common.This is a guided and illustrated walk, exploring the wonderfully preserved WW1 practice trenches and soaking up the magic of these beautiful beech woods, then back to the pub for a beer or lunch if you fancy.

Route Details

2 miles
2 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)


£5 donation per adult to Marlow Museum to be paid on the day

Meeting arrangements

The Royal Oak, Bovingdon Green SL7 2JF. We have a small car park, so please share cars if possible. If coming by train we are 1.6 miles from Marlow station, so a half hour walk or 5 minute taxi ride to SL7 2JF

Walk Leader

Mike Hyde (historian and guide), Marlow Museum and the Royal Oak

Family Friendly

An easy walk in the woods with lots of local history to learn about. Starts and finishes at the fab Teepee, the kids would love it!

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


A gentle stroll with some uneven woodland to negotiate, watch out for tree roots and undergrowth. There are a couple of roads to cross. Robust buggies will be fine, but unfortunately not wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Further Information

Refreshments are available before the walk.  Water bottle filling station.  Walk returns to the Royal Oak in time to enjoy a lunch or drink. Dogs very welcome on the walk and in the pub. Donations £5.00 per adult for Marlow Museum, children free

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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. 


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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