Henley - Highmoor - Bix - Henley

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A varied and attractive walk taking in a mixture of footpaths and small tracks; the route passes close to Greys Court, a fascinating and beautiful National Trust property.

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Chilterns


Great Views, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Woodland
15/10/2020 - Andrew Long

I have walked WM11/12 and updated them to make them easier to follow as well as providing new photos. The unsigned junction at start of WM12 is easy to miss and the route through the field to the green has been updated as the original instructions no longer apply. The lefts and rights in WM20/21 have also been corrected.

23/07/2020 - Gavin Bradshaw

At WM 11, the path passing the cottage has been redirected slightly further away from the building and takes you out on a lane, where you turn left, so it doesn't exit onto the green anymore. When you turn left on the lane, you'll actually be on the tarmac road mentioned at the start of WM 12. So you'll walk down this lane for a short distance and then turn right onto the gravel drive, where you pass the house called 'The Strip'. WM 20 says to look out for a signed lane on your left, when in fact the lane is on your right. Hence the direction at the start of WM 21 is also wrong when it says 'Turn left here', as you'll be turning right instead.

23/07/2020 - Gavin Bradshaw

Very enjoyable walk with a pleasant mixture of woods, lanes and fields. As others have mentioned, using GPS through some of the woods is helpful as their are paths crossing all over the place. There are a lot of WM's in the wooded sections which makes keeping on track a lot easier. At WM 10, I didn't see the gate that I should NOT go through, only one I had to go through as you couldn't turn right at that point. But if you use follow your map and a bit of common sense, you'll be fine and enjoy a great walk.

15/07/2018 - Andrew Long

Thanks for your comments John. I walked the whole route on 14 July during our current heatwave and I have updated much of the text and added some new photos. Since I walked it last, many marker posts have been added and there is much less reliance on painted arrows on trees at key junctions. I hope my instructions make it easier to follow. I was caught out by vagueness of my instructions at WM10 and so have added in some words about ignoring a key kissing gate and taking path round to the right. As to your comments about mud - this is an occupational hazard when walking in the countryside. No mud at all in July - just the heat and the flies! Parking - the instructions make it clear not to park at WM1 - I have added some additional words but I can't make walkers do their homework and read the walk beforehand!

29/05/2018 - John Branscombe

Did this walk 28 May 2018 It is not for beginners !!!! The directions are still quite confusing and you must have a GPS and a map to be on the safe side !!! The white arrows allegedly on trees have albeit disappeared !! It makes it very very difficult in wooded areas to ensure you are on the right track. The scenery was very good but we spent most of the time ensuring we were on the right route and avoiding thick mud. I think the start point should be WM2 Parking for WM 1 is seriously not good Hope this helps anyone considering this walk

31/07/2012 - Alan Brook

Lovely walk but be aware that the Dog & Duck (Highmoor) is no longer open. It was up for sale and looking semi-derelict in July 2012.

25/09/2011 - Andrew Long

Reviewed and updated on 5 June 2011

12/07/2007 - dave norton

We did this as a group (18 of us!). We walked anti-clockwise, which meant a serious recce. Paths in woods can be confusing. Would strongly recommend a handheld Garmin os similar to locate grid refs. We stopped in Dog & Duck for a quick pint, but stopped for lunch at the very nice, dog friendly, Malsters Arms in Rotherfield Greys. A slight detour, but well worth it. Car parking is tight around Paradise road, would strongly recommend using carpark in Tilebarn Close, Henley.

27/09/2005 - Walkingworld Administrator

We will investigate and make any necessary amendments asap. Chris and David Stewart

27/09/2005 - Jane Thomas

We tried this walk on Sunday and got completely lost a number of times. Having tried other walks where we have followed the trail perfectly well, I would suggest that the instructions are not adequate as they stand. If someone could add more specific instructions and some landmarks we might consider re-doing this walk because there was some lovely scenery. The paths through the woods were particularly difficult to follow. The service at the Dog and Duck was very slow.

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