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Walks without stiles (0.5 - 4 miles)

Bourne End and Spade Oak Lake stile-free walk

An attractive and varied walk combining a wonderful stretch of the Thames Path with views of the hills beyond and a circuit of Spake Oak Lake Nature Reserve. The Lake contains many different kinds of water birds.


There are several pubs along the route.

Getting There

The walk starts at Bourne End Station.


This is a level walk. There are two footbridges by Spade Oak Lake which have a step up to them. Some of the footpaths around Spade Oak Lake can be muddy in winter.


Chilterns Conservation Board


Bourne End and Little Marlow

OS Map

Sheet 172: Chiltern Hills East

Grid Reference



3 miles circular route

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Bourne End and Spade Oak Lake stile-free walk


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