Today The Ramblers marked the opening of the riverside route at Shiplake.
This moment has come after years of negotiation so the event was a very special occasion.
Now, having left Shiplake Station and turned into Mill Road, you can go left opposite the junction with New Road. The way is down a lane by Virginia Cottage. A path leads round two corners and under the railway. Just two fields away is the towpath where a plaque has been placed next to a seat.
Just today there was also a table laden with cake and champagne
Walkers should leave the towpath at Wargrave Ferry to turn inland across a field and along a lane by former mill cottages to reach Shiplake Lock.
The addition to the Thames Path is not just a great improvement but a delightful walk.