The Flower Pot - Route 3

Relatively easy walking with two uphill sections. Aston – Rememham – Hambleden – Aston.

Technical sheet
No. 5603138
A Remenham walk posted on 26/02/21 by The Brakspear Pub Trails. Update : 02/03/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h00[?]
Distance Distance : 9.91km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 58m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 65m
Highest point Highest point : 71m
Lowest point Lowest point : 28m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Chiltern Hills
Location Location : Remenham
Starting point Starting point : N 51.551253° / W 0.8702°
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Description

(D/A) Turn right outside the front of the pub and walk up Remenham Lane in a westerly direction for about just under 200m.

(1) Then just before the ‘Kill your Speed’ sign take the footpath to the left either going over the stile or manoeuvring round the end of the field gate. Walk up the hill following the path keeping to the left of the field and through a narrow strip of woodland to the top. At a T junction of paths turn right onto the other footpath and follow this path across the top of the hill for just over half a mile with fine views looking over the Thames and Hambleden valley eventually arriving at a lane (Remenham Church Lane). If the field gate is closed and locked you will have to use the stile, turn right here and walk along the lane until it joins another lane (Rememham Lane) merging from the right. Continue to follow the lane downhill until you reach a junction.

(2) Turn right here passing the entrance to the Church of St Nicholas. This lane is a cul-de-sac, walk down to the end and then pass the entrance to Rememham Manor to pick up a footpath that connects with the Thames Path. Turn right and continue walking along the Thames Path to Temple Island and then on to Hambleden Lock.

(3) Leave the path and walk across the lock gates and use the walkway to cross the weir, passing Hambleden Mill on the far bank. Once you reach the other side of the Thames follow the access road of the Hambleden Marina and then the signed path into a short alley leading to the main Henley to Marlow road (A4155). Turn right and then cross the road on to the pavement opposite following the waymarker as the pavement follows the road to Hambleden. Cross over to the right hand of the road where the pavement starts and carry on for a further 300m until you reach a turning on the right signposted to Rotten Row.

(4) Cross over the side road and go through a metal kissing gate into a field and continue ahead, along the field with the hedge on the left. Go through a kissing gate, cross a track and pass through another kissing gate. Stay on the footpath, running parallel with the road until the footpath ends with another kissing gate by the side of the chalk stream.

(5) Go through the gate and turn right and follow the road into the centre of Hambleden, passing the church on the left. Where the road goes left continue ahead along a cul de sac passing the local inn, the Stag and Huntsmen, and continue to walk straight up a tarmac track for about 100m before turning right on to a signed footpath which is an unmade track.

(6) Stay on this track for about 0.5km until you reach the intersection with another track. Bear left and continue until you reach two kissing gates on either side of the track. Go through the left gate into the field and after about 80m exit the field by the same kissing gate you entered it on your outward trip.

(4) Retrace your steps along the road until you reach the A4155, cross the road, turn right and follow the signed footpath through the small alley. Return over the weir and the lock and then turn left to rejoin the Thames Path.

(7) Follow the path until you reach Aston Ferry Lane then turn right and walk up the lane to arrive back at the Flowerpot again. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 40m - The Flower Pot
1 : km 0.17 - alt. 41m - ‘Kill your Speed’ sign
2 : km 1.97 - alt. 34m - St Nicholas Church
3 : km 3.9 - alt. 31m - The weir and the lock
4 : km 4.72 - alt. 37m - Metal kissing gate
5 : km 5.85 - alt. 47m - Gate
6 : km 6.23 - alt. 54m - Unmade track
7 : km 9.07 - alt. 33m - Thames Path
D/A : km 9.91 - alt. 40m - The Flower Pot

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

There has been a church on this site in Rememham since time immemorial. The first Rector is mentioned in a
Westminster Abbey Charter in 1076; the church is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086; and the first rector, John de Baldake, was recorded in 1297. Originally, the church was a chapelry of Hurley and served by the monks of Hurley Priory. The church was substantially restored in 1838 and again in 1870 when the south transept was added.

Temple Island was constructed and designed as a fishing lodge for Fawley Court by Architect James Watt in 1771. The Island is now owned by Henley Royal Regatta and is the starting point of the 1.25 mile Regatta course.

Hambleden Mill is an historic watermill, it was mentioned in the Domesday Book when it had a rent of £1/year. Before 1235 the mill was granted to Keynsham Abbey. It was converted into apartments in 1955.

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