This month a new tea shop opened in Cookham High Street.
It’s on the south side of the street two doors from Stanley Spencer’s house.
Immediately next door is Infusions which has “home-cooked food to take away” and specialises in “hampers for boaters”.
A new tea shop is welcome news for walkers but not everyone is happy. Cockroaches have been posted through the door.
Villagers have rallied to support the shop run by Diane Bryant and Magda Wencel. Walkers may wish to drop in too.
Photographer Martin Sheen who ran the Thames Path at the end of June has just released some inspiring pictures taken along the way.
See the Martin Sheen website.
Last Sunday’s Countryfile began with ten minutes on Wittenham Clumps.
Julia Bradbury gives an update on the beech trees planted in about 1740 and reveals that new trees will be hornbeam. There is film of the fields being turned in wildflower meadows and a reminder that Paul Nash returned many times over 35 years to paint the two hills.
The programme remains available until Sunday 25 August.
Ten Church Delights in today’s Sunday Telegraph has Inglesham’s wall paintings at number 4.
Inglesham is where navigation ends and the Thames takes on an even more lonely but unspoilt feel like the little church.
Young’s recently reopened Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market is ShortList magazine’s 2013 pub of the year.
The Thames Path touches the edge of Borough Market just after Southwark Cathedral which has its handy Refectory for refreshments.
More established as a stopping point on the Thames Path is The Ship (just after Wandsworth Bridge) which comes 10th. This is also a Young’s pub and takes its name from Sir Allen Young’s ship.