Ghostly Tales from the Riverbank (1001)

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    Start dateOctober 30 2022
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    Time10:00 am
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    LocationRG9 2AQ
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    PriceAdults £15, children £10

Do you believe in ghosts? England is a haunted country and along the River Thames from the historic market town of Henley there are plenty of Ghostly Tales from the Riverbank to be told! So, don’t be frightened… join us on this day before All Hallows Eve for a spooky walk with Old Father Thames as our companion and discover the Phantom of Regatta Island, Zombies, Henley’s infamous murderous woman, Mary Blandy, and more! Our circular 6-mile route from Henley takes us along the Thames Path National Trail to Hambleden Mill, returning over the hill via Aston. This is an iconic reach of the Thames, with the Chiltern Hills forming an impressive backdrop along the way.

Additional information

Walkers should dress appropriately for a country walk having regard to the weather on the day and bring waterproofs in case of rain. Bring drink and snack for personal consumption during walk (option to pause for drink at the Flower Pot – pay locally). We advise walkers to carry personal first aid and medication (if required) and hand sanitiser.

Terrain info: Rural paths and tracks generally good but can be uneven in parts, and wet and muddy after rain. Some short sections on path/road through town and village. 200 ft (60 m) total ascent. 3 stiles.

Philippa Sanders. Pipsticks Walks.
Meet by Henley Town Hall, Market Place, RG9 2AQ Town car parks and station carpark.
6 miles
Medium walks (4-6 miles)
3h 30m
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Moderate
8
Yes (Children 12+ welcome but must be capable of walking the distance and be supervised by parents/guardian who shall be responsible for them at all times during the walk.)
Yes (Train: GWR - Henley via Twyford to London and Reading Bus: Arriva 800/850 – Wycombe – Marlow - Henley – Reading)