#14. Oxford to Henley, 4 nights

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A trip along the River Thames, showing off the lovely scenery and countryside en route.

Departing Oxford, we normally encounter various crews training in the mixture of craft along the river. With an eye for these, don’t miss the sights of Christs College as we pass by.

Weir at Abingdon

Abingdon Weir

Soon into open countryside, we will see the market town of Abingdon, with the Abbey dated AD695, town gaol, enthralling museum, farmers market and sometimes morris dancers. The annual swan upping (marking) takes place during July between Abingdon & Sunbury.

Passing Dorchester, Shillingford and Wallingford, we creep up on Goring village, set in a deep wooded valley by one of the most spectacular reaches on the river. The valley was formed by the Ice Age. The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is officially between Goring and Henley.

At the side of Benson Lock

Near Benson Lock

The bridge from Pangbourne to Whitchurch has a toll for motorists, but not for boats. Mapledurham, with the mill, church and house are in a beautiful setting. The restored working water mill is one of the oldest corn and grist mills on the river.

As we enter Reading the river becomes wider and is often busy with rowing and sculling boats. Here, the views from the river are quite unexpected. We continue to Sonning Bridge, then continue into open countryside again.

The approach to Henley is on a wide reach with interesting views. Once through Marsh Lock, the town is seen ahead. Normally busy on and off the water, do find time to visit the interesting Rowing Museum and the town.

The journey is 46 miles with 16 locks, and not a windlass in sight!

Join us on Kailani at 2pm and we set off cruising at 3pm. Departure on your last day will be at 10am.

The closest railway stations are at Oxford Central and Henley. Both are within walking distance of our moorings.

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Hotel Boat Kailani