Three counties circular walk at Henley
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This is a circular walk, approximately 11.5 miles in length.
We start from Henley on Thames railway station (Oxfordshire). We cross the river in an Easterly direction, moving into Berkshire as we do so. Following the Chiltern Way, we head to Aston and Hambleden lock, crossing the Thames into Buckinghamshire.
We ascend into Ridge Wood, heading North, before dropping back down to the valley, crossing Hamble Brook and having a well earned drink in the Stag and Huntsman pub. Passing the Manor House, we head uphill towards Rotten Row before heading South, back to Mill End. We cross the River for the third time before gently strolling along the Thames Path past the famous Henley reach back to the town. With our final crossing of the Thames, we return to Oxfordshire, where it all began a few hours earlier.
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What to bring
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have any ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots or sturdy trainers.
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
You will need a packed lunch, and plenty of water and snacks to see you through the day. We will stop for a picnic lunch at a suitably scenic spot; for your own comfort you may wish to bring something to sit on