Only thanks to a new bridge is it possible to again follow the river all the way from Marlow to Henley. On this stretch the path passes through three counties and alongside three ancient monastic sites before reaching the straight rowing course leading to Henley Bridge.
Marlow: Burgers, corner of The Causeway and Station Road. Celebrated baker’s run by Swiss Burger family since 1942 and now producing 32 kinds of chocolate. Tearoom open daily except Sun serving tea and high tea until 6pm.
Marlow: Laurents, 37 High Street. Open from 7am.
Marlow: The M Cafe, Higginson Park. 8.30am-6pm; Sun 9am-5pm.
Hurley: Ye Olde Bell. 10am-10pm. Food 12-3pm & 6-10pm.
Hurley Lock: Tea shop. Summer Tue-Sun 11am-5pm.
Aston: The Flower Pot. 11am-3pm & 6-11pm (Sun 12-3pm & 7-10.30pm.) Food 12-2pm & 6.30-9pm except Sun evening.
Marlow: 18 Rookery Court, SL7 3HR (01628 486451).
Marlow: 8 Firview Close, SL7 1SZ (01628 485735)
Marlow: Glade End Guest House, 2 Little Marlow Road, SL7 1HD (01628 471334)
Marlow: 10 Lock Road, SL7 1QP (01628 473875).
Marlow: Premier Inn, next to George & Dragon, The Causeway SL7 2AA
Bisham (opposite Marlow): Bisham Abbey, SL7 1RR (01628 476911)
Hurley: Lock Island camping site (01628 824334). Apr-Sep.
Aston: The Flower Pot. See above (01491 574721).
Marlow: National Rail.
Henley: National Rail.
Marlow: Marlow Library, Institute Road, SL7 1BL; Tue 10am-6pm; Wed 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-4pm; Fri 10am-5pm (0845 230 3232).
OS Explorer 171 (Chiltern Hills West) and 172 (Chiltern Hills East).