Henmar one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.

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Grid Ref SU7636482271
Lat / Lon 51.53419° / -0.90042°
Easting / Northing 476,364E / 182,271N
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Grid Ref SU8507986250
Lat / Lon 51.56872° / -0.77385°
Easting / Northing 485,079E / 186,250N
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Henmar One's land is

Arable 40.9%
Pasture 34.4%
Urban 23.2%
Woods 1.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Martin Ellis

27 May 2022 (edited 06 Jul 2022)

Henley to Marlow (Henmar 1) review.

An excellent Slow Way which essentially follows a stretch of the Thames Path, albeit with two divergences from the riverside path.

The route starts at Henley Station and passes by Market Place with plenty of amenities, before crossing the river.

There is immediately a departure from the Thames Path, as the route instead takes The Chiltern Way through woods and across fields into Aston. There’s a break point at The Flower Pot pub (Photo 1).

The Thames Path is then followed through a deer park and beside the river. A second divergence from the river route runs along a footpath between a caravan park and fields (photo 3). This arrives at Hurley.

A detour into Hurley provides a village shop and a choice of two pubs. Otherwise, the Slow Way returns to the Thames Path at the riverside.

The river is crossed via a bridge at Temple Lock (Photo 3) and continues along the north bank into Marlow (Photo 4). There are plenty of amenities in this attractive town.

I greatly enjoyed this walk. I’m familiar with the Thames Path and so was interested in seeing the alternative routes. However, as has been pointed out in an earlier review, there is probably more to see by sticking to the slightly longer Thames Path between Henley and Marlow.


30 Jan 2022

Walked in January 2022, Marlow to Henley.
Lovely river walk, mostly following the Thames Path. Towards Henley, a loop of the river is cut off by taking the Chiltern Way. If you don’t like hills or stiles, or want to see the beautiful weir and lock at Mill End, stick to the river path.
You will see bird life, dog walkers and people messing about on the river, and cross the river on attractive bridges. Bisham Church and the Culham Court estate with its deerpark are highlights.
There are public toilets in Marlow and Henley near the end-points and also at Temple Lock (currently closed, Jan 2022), and Hurley Lock. The charming Dew Drop Inn welcomes walkers.
The route is safe. There are stiles on the section from Aston to Henley. Wooden bridges can be slippery.
Two small errors in the route: 1. Apporaching the first small bridge, the route takes you off to the left. Stick to the obvious river path. 2. Avoid walking through Hurley Riverside Park (caravan park) and stick to the river path.
Images are:
Bisham Church
Temple footbridge
View downriver from Temple footbridge
View upriver from Culham Court.


02 May 2021

Beautiful route. A few stiles. Between the towns, the whole route is along well-marked footpaths or extremely quiet country roads. Next time, I'll follow the river more closely between Aston and Remenham though.

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