Henley Hills and Woodland Walk, Chilterns

A lovely stile-free walk that explores the hills and woodlands that overlook the beautiful market town of Henley-on-Thames. The first section of the walk is across high parkland with excellent views, the return is through woodland.

Technical sheet
No. 25857357
A Henley-on-Thames walk posted on 22/08/22 by Chiltern Society. Update : 23/08/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 7.28 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 125 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 115 m
Highest point Highest point : 121 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 37 m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Chiltern Hills
Location Location : Henley-on-Thames
Starting point Starting point : N 51.539343° / W 0.906174°
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Description

Start: Kings Road Car Park, Kings Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2DQ

(D/A) Walk out of the car park with the public library to your left, walk along Ravenscroft Road and turn right to reach the mini roundabout. Turn left along the A4130 out of Henley towards Oxford, cross the road and continue along to a footpath on the right just after the last house (Hawks View).

(1) Take the footpath up the hill. This footpath is narrow and fenced but people approaching from the other direction can be clearly seen so it is possible to wait rather than meet them. The path takes you through a small wood onto open parkland, with good views over to Berkshire.

(2) At the end of the parkland go through a gate and turn left along a path which soon opens into a track. Walk downhill, again with good views, to a lane at the edge of Lower Assendon village. The Golden Ball is to the right along the lane. Turn left to the Henley to Watlington Road and left again to the main Henley to Oxford road, Taking care, cross over and turn right and follow the access road up to the gates of the cemetery.

(3) At the gates turn left up a narrow path into Lambridge Woods. Soon after entering the wood, go right, then left and then left again to cross to the western edge of the wood.

(4) Keep left and follow the path down this edge of the wood until you exit onto a golf course. Cross the golf course keeping to the designated path. You will come out onto an access road lined with large houses. Continue along it to a footpath on the left just after ‘Croft Cottage’

(5) Turn left down the path to a road (Crisp Road). Go right, then right again by the school, along Hop Gardens. Turn left down West Street to the town centre, then left again along King's Road back to the car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 38 m - Start
1 : km 0.62 - alt. 38 m - Waypoint 1
2 : km 2.12 - alt. 104 m - Waypoint 2
3 : km 3.22 - alt. 58 m - Waypoint 3
4 : km 4.09 - alt. 118 m - Waypoint 4
5 : km 6.13 - alt. 65 m - Waypoint 5
D/A : km 7.28 - alt. 39 m - Finish

Useful Information

A lovely stile-free walk that explores the hills and woodlands that overlook the beautiful market town of Henley-on-Thames. The first section of the walk is across high parkland with excellent views, the return is through woodland.

Terrain: Much of the walk is on tracks or woodland paths. Two moderate but short hills, four gates and no stiles
Start & finish: Kings Road Car Park, Kings Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2DQ

Parking: Kings Road Car Park as above. There is alternative parking at Dry Leas, Marlow Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2JA

Local transport: There are bus services to Henley from High Wycombe, Marlow, Oxford and Reading. Henley station is served by the Great Western Railway's Twyford branch line.

Food & drink: There are plenty of cafés and pubs in Henley. On route there is the Golden Ball at Lower Assendon.

We hope you have enjoyed your walk. Please remember to rate the walk and add comments. We are interested in how we could improve the instructions or the route and would like to hear about any issues with paths on the walk.
To find out more please visit Chiltern Society website here.

Walk designed by Mair Hunt, Henley & Goring Ramblers as part of a series of "Social Distance Friendly Walks" created by the Chiltern Society and Chilterns Conservation Board. More walks at SD Friendly Walks.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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