Thames Path : Henley to Reading

Looking back towards Henley bridge

Looking back towards Henley bridge

 

Waterfront at Henley

Waterfront at Henley

 

Approaching the weir and Marsh Lock

Approaching the weir and Marsh Lock

 

Wooden bridge at Marsh lock

Wooden bridge at Marsh lock

 

Marsh lock

Marsh lock

 

Southern side of the bridge at Marsh Lock

Southern side of the bridge at Marsh Lock

 

Looking across to Happy Valley

Looking across to Happy Valley

 

Footbridge just south of Ferry Ayot

Footbridge just south of Ferry Ayot

 

Thames-Side Court

Thames-Side Court

 

Narrow gauge railway at Thames-side Court

Narrow gauge railway at Thames-side Court

 

Path branches right at Rivermead House, across someone's lawn and a driveway!

Path branches right at Rivermead House, across someone’s lawn and a driveway!

 

Path winds below the trees as it approaches the railway

Path winds below the trees as it approaches the railway

 

Underneath the railway after Shiplake

Underneath the railway after Shiplake

 

Heading north east across the field to rejoin the river

Heading north east across the field to rejoin the river

 

Gated bridge across the ditch

Gated bridge across the ditch

 

And we regain the riverside opposite Henley Sailing Club

And we regain the riverside opposite Henley Sailing Club

 

The path now properly follows the waters edge, at least for a while

The path now properly follows the waters edge, at least for a while

 

...and another diversion across a field away from the river

…and another diversion across a field away from the river

 

...and back underneath the railway (again) - the same one as earlier!

…and back underneath the railway (again) – the same one as earlier!

 

Another 3 miles to Sonning

Another 3 miles to Sonning

 

Shiplake lock

Shiplake lock

 

Overgrown footpath south of Shiplake Lock

Overgrown footpath south of Shiplake Lock

 

Bends in the river near Hallsmead Ait

Bends in the river near Hallsmead Ait

 

Further curving path around another ait

Further curving path around another ait

 

Approaching Sonning bridge

Approaching Sonning bridge

 

Crossing the weir spillway tributary at Sonning

Crossing the weir spillway tributary at Sonning

 

Sonning lock

Sonning lock

 

Lock keeper house at Sonning lock

Lock keeper house at Sonning lock

 

Heading SW from Sonning lock

Heading SW from Sonning lock

 

The river runs next to a business park on the approach to Reading

The river runs next to a business park on the approach to Reading

 

Daisy, daisy....

Daisy, daisy….

 

Entrance to the Kenet and Avon canal at Reading

Entrance to the Kenet and Avon canal at Reading

 

Looking back along the final stretch as the sun makes a late afternoon appearance

Looking back along the final stretch as the sun makes a late afternoon appearance

 

Caversham lock

Caversham lock

 

End of the path - literally! A short diversion inland was required.

End of the path – literally! A short diversion inland was required.

 

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