Walking the Thames Path

2 nights in UK
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Half Board

What you can expect

The River Thames

Enjoy a fabulous weekend exploring two sections of the Thames Path

Grovefield House Hotel

4* Edwardian country house hotel

Two Guided Walks

Experienced & informative Blue Badge walking guide

About the trip

Explore two sections of the world-renowned Thames Path following England’s iconic River Thames. Our Solos weekend of guided walking takes in a mixture of historic Thames side towns, picturesque meadows and beautiful rolling countryside all complete with an informative blue badge walking guide.

What's Included

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Breakfast & evening meal daily with ½ bottle of wine
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 2 guided walks, including transfers
  • Experienced Blue Badge walking guide
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Itinerary

  • Arrive & Check-in
  • Along the Thames from Henley to Marlow
  • The River Thames around Windsor and Eton

Extras

  • Insurance click here

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrive & Check-in

Check-in to hotel, meet our tour leader, fellow Solos guests for the welcome drink and enjoy our first evening meal.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Along the Thames from Henley to Marlow

After a short coach journey, we start our walk in Henley-on-Thames, the spiritual home of British rowing. We will explore some of the town’s history, before crossing Henley Bridge and joining the riverside path. Our walk follows the Royal Regatta course to Temple Island then round to Hambleden Lock, the first of three delightful lock and weir settings, surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Chiltern Hills.
The path takes us away from the river through estate parkland, then returns to the riverside. A late lunch stop will be taken at Hurley Lock Island (at own cost). After lunch, our path crosses the Thames on a magnificent single-span pedestrian bridge, from where we can look down on the river activity below.
Our route continues and passes historic Bisham Abbey before arriving at Marlow, another delightful mid-Thames town. Our walk finishes next to the town’s suspension bridge, interestingly the model for the larger one found in Budapest. If time allows we will explore the town before returning to our hotel.

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DAY 3

The River Thames around Eton & Windsor

After breakfast and checking out we take our bus to Windsor for todays walk.  We start at Windsor Bridge, in the shadow of the Castle and from here we will leave the tourists behind as we explore the riverside from both banks. A path takes us to Romney Lock and around the back of the Home Park, the private side of the castle. Crossing over, we find the Jubilee River and also see Eton College and its magnificent chapel from a completely different angle. We can cross some of the playing fields of Eton (where the battle of Waterloo was won apparently) and see the location where the Victorian boys indulged in some river swimming.
Our walk finishes at the bridge, with some spare time to further explore Windsor or Eton. We then return to the hotel and say our goodbyes

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Accommodation

Grovefield House Hotel 4*

Set within its own secluded 7 acres of grounds, once the country retreat of the famous Fuller brewing family, this fine Edwardian house hotel has been lovingly restored to its former grandeur.

Facilities Include

Country elegance and modern accommodation mix well as facilities here include the relaxing Paddocks Bar and Lounge as well as the popular Hamilton’s restaurant all set in 7 acres of delightful gardens and grounds.

Room Includes

The stylish Classic rooms all feature king size bed, en-suite bathroom with toiletries flat screen TV, safe, desk, easy chair, coffee table, tea/coffee-making facilities, iron, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 6 °C 1 °C
March 9 °C 2 °C
April 11 °C 3 °C
May 15 °C 6 °C
June 18 °C 9 °C
July - August 20 °C 11 °C
September 17 °C 9 °C
October 14 °C 7 °C
November 9 °C 3 °C
December 7 °C 2 °C

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