Hambleden, Henley, Aston circular walk

Start: Hambleden, Mill End

Finish: Hambleden, Mill End

Length: 11.34 km / 7.25 miles

Weather: Sunny and breezy.

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This is walk 17 from the OS Pathfinder Guides book, Thames Vally and Chilterns. I decided to start it At Mill End, near Hambleden to avoid the possiblity of Henley being very busy on a Saturday morning. 

Just opposite the car park is the stile and gate that leads you into the Hambleden Estate.  

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Near to Hambleden village, there is this lovely house that sits behind the cricket pitch.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

At the bridge, turn left along the lane. If you want to visit the village, turn right. 

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

The path that takes you up into Ridge Wood.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Follow the path in this field, keep the hedge to your left and head towards Greenlands Dairy Farm.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

After crossing the road and through a meadow, there are a series of quaint foot bridges that lead you to the path besides the Thames. I found this side to be a lot less busy than the path on the other side of the Thames.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Temple Island. The island includes an elegant ornamental temple - a folly - designed by the architect James Wyatt and built in 1771. It was designed as a fishing lodge for Fawley Court. at first sight it look a little like a lighthouse.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Fawley Court. Following the sale and renovation in 2008, the estate has become a country club.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Another bridge and arch that takes you out of the grounds of Fawley Court.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Brakespear brewery. Most of the pubs in the area, and the Chilterns are owned by, or serve Brakespear beer.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

On the bridge at Henley.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Walking across the fields near to Remenham.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

The twisty track from Aston to Hambleden Lock.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Hambleden Lock.

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk

 

Hambleden Henley Aston circular walk