Henley-on-Thames station to Aston, circular walk

A circular walk from Henley-on-Thames Station with a lovely pub, The Flower Pot, halfway. Returning through a deer park with spectacular views of the Thames and the Chilterns.
Good parking at Henley-on-Thames station.

Technical sheet
No. 1534026
A Henley-on-Thames walk posted on 06/10/18 by Johnswatsonuk. Update : 14/10/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h55[?]
Distance Distance : 9.39km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 91m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 83m
Highest point Highest point : 106m
Lowest point Lowest point : 34m
Average Difficulty : Average
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 51.534059° / W 0.900365°
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Description

(D) From Henley-on-Thames station walk 30 metres to Station Road. Turn right and walk to the river, then at the river turn left and walk to the bridge. Turn right and cross the bridge. Cross the road, then turn left along a lane that runs to the left of the Little Angel pub.(1)

Follow the lane around the bends and look for a footpath sign on your right. Cross the field aiming to the left of the big house. Take the right fork (2) and cross the field to the woods. Continue straight until you reach the road. Turn left along the road, then after a few metres turn right and cross the field.

(3) To go to the Flower Pot pub, take a left fork and at the road turn right. The Flower Pot is on your left.
From the pub follow the road up the hill and take the first left. Keep left and head across the fields with the Thames on your left and a big house on your right.

After the house follow a footpath sign to the right (4) and head through a small wood. Pass to the right of a mausoleum and follow the signpost to go to the right, down then up across the deer park. At the top of the hill, turn around to see across the Chilterns. In the distance you can see the Golden Ball at West Wycombe. At the top of the hill turn left and head to the houses.

Turn right and walk along the back gardens (5) Head down the steep hill and at the road take a sharp right then left to take you back to Henley by The Little Angel and retrace your steps back to the station.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 35m - Henley-on-Thames station
1 : km 0.7 - alt. 34m - Little Angel pub
2 : km 1.34 - alt. 52m - Take the right-hand fork
3 : km 3.33 - alt. 62m - Take the left fork
4 : km 4.68 - alt. 38m - Follow footpath sign to right
5 : km 5.95 - alt. 99m - Turn right along road
D/A : km 9.39 - alt. 35m - Henley-on-Thames station

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

Watch the herds of deer.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.48/5
Number of opinions : 11
Description quality : 4.45/5
Routemap quality : 4.45/5
Walk interest : 4.55/5


Walker
on Mon 19 Oct 2020 12:09:57 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 18/10/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

This is a lovely popular walk in a lovely area, very well sign posted. The views were beautiful despite the clouds. The park with white deer is particularly stunning. We found it fairly easy and have finished it in 2.15min, not near 3 h as suggested.


Walker
on Fri 18 Sep 2020 10:22:41 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 17/09/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

We really enjoyed the walk. Fantastic range of scenery - amazing views of both the river and the rural countryside. Would very happily do the walk again.
Thank you.


Walker
on Mon 17 Aug 2020 10:03:02 CEST

Global average : 2.67 / 5

Date of walk : 17/08/20
Description quality : Disappointing
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Average

We got lost didn’t find the directions clear asked some other walkers and took their advice which meant we cut off first three miles took another route to the Red Lion pub and ended up in Monks Risboro wrong station and had to take a cab back cost £20


Walker
on Wed 03 Jun 2020 07:36:43 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 20/05/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Lovely walk, great views nice amount of woodland some magical little stretches, if you take some snacks you can sit by the Thames half way through, it’s an easy little add on after the deer pk. You can then walk along the Thames for about 1/2 a mile then loop up to the woodlands and along a private road to rejoin the original walk at the small chapel.
You can park for free on any residential street a few hundred meters outside the town centre. Enjoy


Walker
on Mon 09 Mar 2020 12:49:34 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 09/03/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Could have done with a tiny bit more description, but very good overall.


Walker
on Mon 17 Feb 2020 11:18:34 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 17/02/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

Lovely walk. Minimal roads, stunning dear park. Spot on. 😀


Walker
on Sun 26 Jan 2020 22:07:31 CET

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 19/01/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Good

Really enjoyed this walk I was never bored as the scenery on the walk constantly changed from town to field to deer park. The Flower Pot pub half way round was a very nice stop with a roaring fire and lots of quirky paintings and taxidermy on the walls. Definitely follow the map and take the written instructions with a pinch of salt!


Walker
on Mon 22 Jul 2019 13:27:09 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 22/07/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

This is a really lovely walk and takes you through some fantastic scenery. We parked in the long stay car park opposite the train station and started from there. The walk takes you through the Culham Court Estate which is so beautiful with it's deerpark and beautiful gardens. You really feel like you've been transported back to Jane Austen's time.
Very well signposted too.


Walker
on Mon 08 Jul 2019 13:38:25 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 08/07/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

A nice walk around Henley-on-Thames. Easy (and very reasonably priced) parking at station car park. Walk was quite easy to follow except we did not realise we had got to the turn off to the Flower Pot so went straight on, but then easy to pick up walk again. Lovely deer park with a large herd of white deer in particular. Towards the end the directions are a bit vague but easier to follow the map and pick the paths. It took just over 2 hours 20 minutes.


Walker
on Mon 27 May 2019 21:34:27 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 25/05/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Great directions and a great walk. I have enjoyed every minute of it. Especially the deer park where there were so many deer, and the weather was perfect.


Walker
on Tue 07 May 2019 19:21:42 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 07/05/19
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Instructions were a little tricky but with the map printed out we managed to get round ok. Lovely views on the way round and saw quite a large number of deer some of which were white.Probably a good idea to have a compass to check direction every so often.
We did not stop at the pub called The Flower Pot but it looked popular and it also has accommodation.

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