The River Thames

The best Marlow walks

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A wise person once said, “a walk in nature walks the soul back home”, and they’re absolutely right, especially when it comes to walks around Marlow in Buckinghamshire. Whatever your ability or appetite Marlow walks will tick the box, so pull on your boots and head out into the beautiful countryside, you can thank us later! No matter how long or short your walk, Taplow House is just an eight mile short drive from Marlow.

On your return, Taplow House makes it simple and easy to reward yourself with its gorgeously comfortable bedrooms, fine food and drink, and of course impeccable service, making it the perfect base for a weekend break.

Ready to explore? Read on, rambler…

Marlow and Thames Path (3.6 miles)

A 3.6-mile loop trail, this Marlow river walk is good for all skill levels, best used from April until September and you can bring you dog on this trail too!

The walk starts and ends from the junction of the High Street and Institute Road, near the tourist information centre. Landmarks include obelisks, Bisham Abbey and Marlow’s famous suspension bridge, built in 1832.

Marlow Circular Walk (6 miles)

Walk out from Jerome K Jerome's 'bustling, lively little town' of Marlow onto the banks of the Thames for this six-mile walk past historic buildings, through woodlands and alongside ancient archaeological sites. Highlights include Temple Locks, Earthworks, the former Wethered’s Brewery and Rassler Wood.

Thames Path National Trail

Running through Marlow, this trail offers easy, level walking in both directions. One of our favourites is the five and a half mile scenic walk to the pretty village of Cookham, which boasts superb restaurants and inns, including Bel and the Dragon dating from 1417 and reputedly one of the oldest licensed houses in England. It’d be churlish not to reward yourself with a little drink…

Marlow Suspension Bridge – Marlow Loop from Marlow (9 miles)

This intermediate walk is just over nine miles, so you’ll need pretty good fitness and be sure footed. Highlights include the suspension bridge, All Saints Church and St Peter’s Church.

Hambleden Mill - Hambleden Weir loop from Marlow (13 miles)

If that’s not challenging enough when it comes to Marlow walks, how about this 13-mile hiking tour, you’ll need to be very fit for this one!. There are some cracking highlights on this route, including Pullingshill Wood, which was a WWI training site, Hambleden Mill and Hambleden Weir. Take a picnic and make a real day of it, ask us about putting a packed lunch together for you.

Want to know more? There’s a wealth of Marlow walking routes in addition to these suggestions; here are just a few sites for inspiration. Happy hiking!

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