A stunning Wokingham Rocks Ramble in collaboration with Julia Morris Photography
Distance: Full walk 8 miles/12.9km (or Hambleden loop 2.5miles/4 km)
Time: 3 hours with stops, 2.5 hrs moderate walking time. Steps: 18,500
Some areas are muddy and are not suitable for pushchairs.
Download the full route with details and shorter options from www.visit-henley.com (Thames & Chilterns Circular Walks to Hambleden Lock, Aston & Hambleden Villages).
Starting at the bridge in Henley town centre, the walk takes you down the Thames Path towards Hambleden Lock, offering beautiful riverside views. You will pass the pretty village of Remenham, followed by Temple Island - the start of the Regatta course.
After 2.5 mules you will reach the picturesque Hambleden Lock. The weir there is particularly impressive at the moment after all the recent rainfall and is popular for white-water canoeing! You can cross the river over a series of bridges right across the weir, which children will love, especially if a canoeing club is practising! Watch young children at all times.
We then followed the circular walk from the lock to the village of Hambleden and back (2.5 miles loop), with views across the beautiful Hambleden Valley as featured in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Midsomer Murders and The Vicar of Dibley! This shorter walk could be a better option with younger children, with parking options in Hambleden. Head back to Henley back through the village of Aston, over fields with views back over the Thames and through Remenham Woods.
The full 8 mile walk is rather challenging and can take up to 3 hours with a few short stops, so take plenty of food and drink with you. There are also 2 pubs on route and a very tasty toastie option at the village store in Hambleden!