Henley-on-Thames Circular Walk

Start: Henley-on-Thames

Finish: Henley-on-Thames

Length: 14 km / 8.8 miles

Weather: Very hot and sunny

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Henley is normally thought of as a riverside town. But after a short walk through the town, this walk takes you to the southern edge of the Chiltern Hills, an area of hidden valleys, mixed wood, farmland and gentle slopes.

This walk is based on the one published in Time Out Country Walks 2.

 

Leave the busy A4130 and follow the Oxfordshire Way up through the woods.

Oxfordshire Way Henley on thames

 

West Wycombe

 

No Man's Hill.

No Man's Hill

 

No Man's Hill.

No Man's Hill

 

The path that leads you through/past Henley Park.

Henley Park

 

Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family, usually with bright blue flowers.

Common chicory Cichorium intybus

 

A small gap in the bushes and trees that leads you out of Henley Park.

 

Having scrabbled through a small wood, the Chiltern Hills open up in front of you.

 

The path that takes you downhill, evetually to Middle Assendon.

 

The lane that take you to Bix Common.

 

Sunny bench or shaded bench? I had two options where to take lunch. I went for the latter.

 

Bix Church.

 

Brawn's House.

 

Entering Lambridge Wood. I forgot to take any pictures after this as I was too concerned about taking the wrong path(s).