Well End - Thames Path - Little Marlow - Well End

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The Little Marlow Lakes area is designated as a future country park. This easy, level route starts and ends in Well End at the Spade Oak Lake Nature Reserve car park.

It follows the Thames Path for about two miles before turning away from the river on a permissive path through a woodland strip and between two lakes. It then joins a public footpath through more open country to reach the idyllic settlement of Little Marlow. Here will be found two fine pubs and a 12th Century church.

The walk finally takes a lakeside path to return to the car park via Enid Blyton's former home and the Spade Oak pub.

England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Aylesbury Vale


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
3/8/2016 - Neil Packham

This walk's probably best enjoyed in the drier months; the Thames Path and lakeside sections were muddier than ideal. Directions were also a little sparser and vaguer than I'd like. Care needs to be taken at WM6 to take the higher footpath which briefly runs alongside the lake, since there is also one which runs nearer the lakeshore. The best part of the walk was to and through Little Marlow, at which point the previously ever-present road noise finally faded. Directions at WM12 & 13 are confusing and make no mention of the footpath turning right along a field edge and crossing Muschallik Road before turning right to join the final lakeside path.

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