Bourne End Circular River Walk
This attractive Buckinghamshire based village has some lovely riverside trails and local woodlands to explore.
This circular walk from the village takes you along the Thames to Cookham and Maidenhead before heading back through the countryside. You'll also visit Cock Marsh, an area of common land and floodplain owned by the National Trust just to the south of the village.
The walk starts at Bourne End train station and heads south west to meet up with the Thames Path. Follow the riverside trail south and it will take you to Cookham and Maidenhead. The route then follows a countryside trail north to return to Bourne End via the Cock Marsh Site of Special Scientific Interest which includes a prehistoric burial mound.
Bourne End Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bourne End Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bourne End OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bourne End Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Bourne End Pubs/Cafes
The Bounty is in a great spot right next to the river in the village. The interior has a charming nautical theme with a boat-shaped bar and other memorabilia. Outside there's a nice garden area where you can enjoy refreshments while watching the boats go by. You can find them on the Cockmarsh, just south of the village at postcode SL8 5RG.
Bourne End Dog Walking
The river and country trails make for a fine dog walk. The Bounty mentioned above is also very dog friendly. It even has it's own doggy menu!
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of the village you could visit the lovely Bisham Woods. The woods are thought to have been the original 'Wild Wood' in Kenneth Grahame's 'Wind in the Willows', which he wrote in the nearby village of Cookham Dean.
The village is also close to Marlow where you can pick up the Marlow to Hurley River Walk and the Marlow to Henley Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Buckinghamshire Walks page.