Last weekend, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in the Henley area of Oxfordshire and what a beautiful area it is. The weather was brilliant, and a stroll along the tow path was ideal. In addition to this, I decided to take a boat trip along a section of the Thames which runs between Marsh Lock, Henley and Temple Island. While only an hour long, the trip was the perfect way to see the area from a different viewpoint and take in some natural landscape and impressive buildings.
Setting off from the jetty at Henley on The Waterman, we travelled towards Marsh Lock which would serve as a turning area ready to start the main part of the trip. Although we didn’t go right up to the lock, from a distance it certainly looked like an area to explore later.
After turning, we headed back towards Henley which made for some lovely views of the surroundings and after passing under (a very tight) White Hill Bridge, the river opened out into the main part of the Henley Regatta course. Along the way, we saw some wonderful landscapes and buildings including Temple Island, which all made for some unique photographic opportunities.
After The Waterman returned to the jetty, I decided that I was intrigued enough to see what was at Marsh Lock, so I headed along the path and as well as taking in the surroundings, took further images of this wonderful area.
It is safe to say that this is certainly an area that I would recommend visiting and, as you can hopefully tell from the images, the boat trip, run by Hobbs of Henley was well worth it. I look forward to visiting again soon.