GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cookham River Circular Walk

4 miles (5.7 km)

The little village of Cookham is situated in a particularly delightful spot by the River Thames. This area of the Thames Valley is thought to have inspired the 'Wind in the Willows' children stories, by the author Kenneth Grahame, who lived in nearby Cookham Deane. This circular walk takes you along a section of the river to Cock Marsh, before returning through the countryside to the village. There's lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for, particularly around the wetland meadows of Cock Marsh where there are many breeding waders and specialist plants. On the climb to Winter Hill you can enjoy lots of wildflowers and wonderful views over the Thames Valley.
You can start the walk from the National Trust's Cookham Moor car park. Then follow the riverside path north towards Bourne End. You then head into Cock Marsh where there is a moderate hill climb of just over 200ft. Here you can enjoy lovely views across the countryside of the marsh to the river and to the nearby Cliveden House. The route then descends past the Winter Hill golf course, returning to the village and the finish point back at the car park.
To extend your walking in the area, head west along the Thames Path towards Marlow where you can visit Bisham Woods and Cookham Dean.

Cookham River Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cookham River Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Bel (sic) and the Dragon - - 516748

Bel and the Dragon Cookham

River Thames and Cookham Bridge - - 489984

Cookham Bridge

River Thames at Cookham - - 491882

River view

River Thames - Bourne End - - 82794

Bourne End

River Thames - Bourne End railway bridge - - 82793

Bourne End railway bridge

Hillside by Cock Marsh - - 516796

Hillside by Cock Marsh

Cock Marsh - - 517260

Cock Marsh

Footpath Entering Cock Marsh - - 517263

On the hill overlooking Cock Marsh

GPS Files

GPX File

Cookham River Circular Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Cookham River Circular Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')