Walk­ing week­end: Hen­ley

The pic­turesque town where three coun­ties wait and the Chilterns rise.

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PHOEBE TAPLIN grew up in Ox­ford­shire and still loves walk­ing there. She has writ­ten six walk­ing guides, a book about Hen­ley-onThames, and is a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Coun­try Walk­ing.

Be­tween the Thames and the Chiltern Hills, Hen­ley has been part of a beau­ti­ful land­scape for more than a mil­len­nium. The riverside walks here are high­lights of the 184-mile Thames Path and the Chiltern Way wan­ders through the nearby hills. The sur­round­ings are also pop­u­lar as lo­ca­tions for film and TV, from Down­ton Abbey at Greys Court to En­deav­our in Ham­ble­den church­yard. And their lit­er­ary her­itage in­cludes such au­thors as Ken­neth Gra­hame and Jerome K. Jerome.

Moor­ings at Hen­ley (top

left), au­tumn fo­liage at Ham­ble­den (top right), the foot­bridge over the Thames at Marsh Lock ( bot­tom). RIVERSIDE RAMBLES

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