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Weekend Break to Henley-on-Thames

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

We wanted to have a short break away and found a great campsite that has a swimming pool, great play area, pub on site and was in walking distance from Henley-on-Thames so this ticked all the boxes.

On our first day, after setting up we hung out at the campsite until dinner, whereby we walked into Henley to have some dinner. I booked dinner at a lovely Portuguese restaurant where the fish was outstanding.

The next day I wanted to do a walk along the Thames Path that took us from Henley, up river to where the Regatta is held, along to Hambleden Lock. You then cross the weir over to Hambleden Mill, which is an historic mill now converted into flats. Beyond the Mill you walk across some fields that takes you into Hambleden village.

Hambledon is famous for its English Sparkling wine and therefore you could stop off there for a tour and tasting, however we were with children so stopped off at The Stag & Huntsman for lunch instead. The walk back takes you back the other side to the Thames that then deposits us right back to the entrance of our campsite.

The next day I had a half day canoe hire for the four of us from Henley. This time taking us the opposite direction from yesterday so heading down the Thames, where we can canoe to a pub for lunch and back again. The route down took us Hennerton Back Water, where we did some serious luxury house gazing until we reached our destination in Wargrave - St George and Dragon Pub. Here I had the best burger of my life, no kidding!

On the way back we took the Thames to Henley, going through Marsh Lock on the way back and spending much of the time with the Canada Geese that occupy much of this river.

The afternoon was spend mooching around Henley, which has a lot of Antique type shops and a wonderful Ice Cream Parlour called The Scoop Room, with lots of original and wonderful flavours.

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