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THE OXFORDSHIRE THAMES PATH

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HENLEY -ONTHAMES Henley Royal Regatta credit - James Finlay, Official HRR Photographer

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Henley Bridge

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BENSON Dorchester Abbey

Mapledurham House

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WALLINGFORD

GORING

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Information

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1 Folly Bridge Salter’s Steamers

Wallingford

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Abingdon Marina Dorchester Abbey

Iffley Lock

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Wittenham Clumps

Sandford-on Thames

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Wallingford Castle

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Crowmarsh Gifford

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From Wallingford, one adventurous option would be to travel the rest of the route to Henley by kayak or canoe. You can contact Henley Canoe Hire in advance and they will drop off your canoes or kayaks in Wallingford. You could then spend two days travelling the 27.1 miles down the river to arrive at Henley. Stop overnight at Mapledurham – where you can camp in the grounds of the stately home,- 14 -Mapledurham House.** Alternatively you could continue walking the route, again stopping overnight at Mapledurham, with Salter’s Steamers offering river cruises from Wallingford to Reading, and Reading to Henley-on-Thames should you appreciate a rest*. Henley-on-Thames is best known for the annual- 15 -Henley Royal Regatta, the most famous rowing regatta in the world. If you happen to be walking the Thames Path between the 28th June and the 2nd July, you will be able to enjoy this great sporting and social event. Visitors at other times of the year won’t be disappointed as the town has plenty more to offer including the River and Rowing Museum, and great shops and restaurants. www.experienceoxfordshire.org

Abingdon County Hall Museum

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2 Christ Church Meadow Abingdon County Hall Museum

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Nuneham House

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Abingdon Lock

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Nag’s Head

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The Carter Company runs several organised walking tours along the River Thames Path. One of our favourites is their Thames Path from the Source to Henley trip, which starts at the source of the Thames and will take you along the Thames Path, passing through Cricklade, Kelmscott and on through to Oxfordshire, and ending in Henley-onThames. W www.the-carter-company.com Salter’s Steamers *River cruises only run on certain days through the summer months so ensure that you check the availability and timings in advance. W www.salterssteamers.co.uk Mapledurham House ** Phone in advance to ensure that you will be able to camp as it is subject to availability. W www.mapledurham.co.uk Henley Canoe Hire W www.henleycanoehire.com

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