Walkers Welcome in Henley
When it comes to walking in Henley, there is something for everyone; from short guided historic tours and nature trails to riverside walks and long country rambles. Henley is a Walkers are Welcome town, which means that the town makes an extra effort in welcoming walkers by offering walking routes, guided walks, a well maintained network of footpaths and a number of businesses focusing on walkers. These businesses are identified by the Walkers are Welcome sticker in the Window. Henley is an easy town to walk around and there are some attractive short walks along the River Thames. If you’re feeling more energetic it is easy to get into the surrounding hills and woods for much longer treks to country pubs. Henley also features on the Thames Path and makes an ideal stopping point for refreshments or an overnight stay. Other popular long distance paths are the Oxfordshire Way which finishes in Henley, and the circular long distance trail The Chiltern Way.
There are many walks on offer:
The Henley & Goring Ramblers have a schedule of short walks (5 miles or less) every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from Henley Town Hall, plus various others, which are a lovely way of exploring the area and open to non-members.
A Foot in the Chilterns offers Nordic Walking for the able and less able in our area of outstanding natural beauty.
Pipsticks Walks offers a variety of guided walks to help you explore on foot the glorious English countryside around Henley. Join a programmed walk or book your very own special walk.
Health Walks are offered weekly on Tuesdays, 12 noon from the town centre, opposite the Town Hall.
Download maps of Henley and the local area:
- Thames & Chilterns Circular Walks to Hambleden Lock, Aston & Hambleden Village
- A variety of Short & Long walks
- Thames Walk to Lower Shiplake
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