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West Kent Walking Group

We are the West Kent Walking Group. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Overview

A circular walk from Henley visiting Stonor, Middle Assendon and the National Trust's Greys Court. The route runs for just over 12 miles with some fine woodland and country trails.

The walk starts in Henley-on-Thames where we pick up the Oxfordshire Way in the town centre. Follow the waymarked trail north and it takes us through Henley Park to the village of Middle Assendon. From here we head north to Paradise Wood and Almshill Wood before coming to Stonor. 

We will pass the splendid Stonor Park in this area. The park has been the Stonor family's residence for 850 years making it one of the oldest family homes still lived in today. There's wonderful gardens and parkland with resident deer. Head west from here and it will take us past Park Wood and Maidensgrove where we turn south along the Oxfordshire Way to Bix Common.

Just south of Bix we can take a small detour to visit Greys Court. There's a 16th-century mansion, a 14th century tower and tranquil gardens. Its then a short walk back to Henley.

Sunday, 17 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
20.1km / 12.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

This is the second walk of a 2 day West Kent walking weekend - there is a first walk starting from Maidenhead to Henley  on Saturday 16th.  There is no obligation to attend the Saturday walk

Starting point

Grid reference:
SU 76326 82602
Nearest postcode:
RG9 1BH
what3words:
developed.cries.glue
Start time:
10:30 am

Meet in Singers Park, the quayside area just next to the Angel On The Bridge pub Parking is 5 mins away at the Henley Railway Station. You can pay via the APCOA app. Location 2131

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking