GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stoke Row Walks

1 miles (1.5 km)

This walk takes you around the pretty Oxfordshire village of Stoke Row. On the walk you will visit the notable features of the settlement including the village green, the Maharajah's Well and the Cherry Orchard. You'll also pass the noteworthy 17th century pub which has a splendid history and has been used as a filming location on many occasions.
The distinctive Maharajah's Well is one of the highlights of the village. It dates from 1863 and is a collaboration between The Maharajah of Benares and local squire Edward Anderton Reade. A pretty cherry orchard sits next to the structure and is a nice place for a stroll in the village.
To continue your walking in the area head east to visit the National Trust's Greys Court. The 16th century mansion is another local highlight and includes some beautiful parkland and gardens. Near here you will find the delightful town of Henley-on-Thames where you can enjoy lovely riverside walks along the Thames.

Postcode

RG9 5PU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Stoke Row OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stoke Row Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Stoke Row

  • Greys Court - This walk explores the area around the National Trust's Greys Court in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
  • Henley-on-Thames - The popular markettown of Henley-on-Thames has a number of excellent waymarked trails to try
  • Henley via Stonor Circular Walk - A circular walk from Henley visiting Stonor, Middle Assendon and the National Trust's Greys Court
  • Nettlebed - This Oxfordshire village is surrounded by several large areas of woodland and some lovely Chilterns countryside
  • Warburg Nature Reserve - This delightful nature reserve near Henley-on-Thames has some lovely woodland trails to try
  • Oxfordshire Way - Take a trip through Oxfordshire and enjoy rivers, canals, pretty villages and beautiful countryside on this lovely trail
  • Chiltern Way - This is the original 125 mile circuit of the Chilterns AONB taking you through Hemel Hempstead, Chalfont St Giles, Marlow, Hambleden, Turville, Fingest, Bix Bottom, Ewelme, the Ridgeway, Stokenchurch, Great Hampden, Aldbury, the Dunstable Downs Country Park, Sharpenhoe Clappers and Harpenden
  • Turville - This circular walk explores the countryside surrounding the Chilterns village of Turville
  • Thames Path - Starting at the Source of the Thames at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, follow the iconic river through beautiful countryside and historic towns to the city of London.
  • Fingest - This pretty little Buckinghamshire village is located in the Chilterns near Henley on Thames
  • Ibstone - This Buckinghamshire based village is located in a pleasant rural spot in the Chiltern Hills,on the border withOxfordshire
  • Rotherfield Peppard Common - This area of common land is located near the village of Rotherfield Peppard in the Chilterns area of Oxfordshire.
  • Ewelme - This delightful Oxfordshire village sits in a lovely spot in the Chiltern Hills, close to the River Thames.
  • Benson - This pretty South Oxfordshire village is in a great spot for riverside walks and exploring the Chilterns Hills AONB
  • Woodcote - This South Oxfordshire based village is a nice place to start a woodland and countryside walk
  • Ipsden - This pretty little South Oxfordshire village is located in theChiltern Hillsnear the town of Wallingford.

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the Crooked Billet for some post walk refreshments. Built back in 1642 the pub is reputed to have once been the hideout of notorious highwaymanDick Turpin, who was said to have been romantically attached to the landlord's daughter, Bess. It is also England's firstgastropuband was the venue forTitanicstarKate Winslet's wedding reception.
The pub features in all the main food guides, has been included in Time Outs ‘Best Out of London’ two years running & has been voted ‘Favourite Foodie Pub’ by Waitrose. You can find them at Newlands Lane with postcode RG9 5PU for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north there's the National Trust's Nuffield Place. The house is the former home of Lord Nuffield, founder of the Morris Motor Company, and his wife. Their home and personal possessions are just as they left them, the decor and furnishings intact.
To the north west there's neighbouring Ipsden where you can explore the trails on Ipsden Heath and visit the 12th century Norman church.

Photos

The Maharajah's Well, Stoke Row - geograph.org.uk - 36356

The Maharajah's Well, Stoke Row. The local squire at Ipsden, Edward Anderton Reade, had collaborated with the Maharajah of Benares in India in the middle of the nineteenth century. In 1831, under Reade's direction, a well was dug to benefit the people of Azamgarh. After Reade's departure from the region in 1860, the Maharajah made the decision to donate to Reade's hometown of England.

The High Street in Stoke Row - geograph.org.uk - 2127263

The High Street in Stoke Row. The earliest known surviving record of the villages name is from 1435. Stoke is a common place-name derived fromOld English, typically meaning a secondary settlement or outlying farmstead. With the affix "row" it means a "row of houses at Stoke".

The Cherry Orchard - geograph.org.uk - 594998

The Cherry Orchard. Part of the orchard donated at the same time as the Maharajah's Well, to help fund the upkeep of the well. Now a public open space with a variety of tree species.

The Cherry Orchard, information sign - geograph.org.uk - 594981

The Cherry Orchard, information sign. The Maharajah commissioned the well at Stoke Row, and it was sunk in 1863, in memory of Reade's assistance in building the Azimgurgh well in 1831 and his tales of water scarcity in his hometown of Ipsden. The well mechanism was created in 1863 by the Wallingford company RJ and H Wilder, and the pavilion over the well was finished in 1864. The open-sided pavilion has a cupola on top, an elephant in a golden colour above the well mechanism, and open sides. On the north side of the main road that runs through Stoke Row village, there is a small park where the well and pavilion can be seen.

Woodland, Stoke Row - geograph.org.uk - 2818723

Woodland, Stoke Row

Junction ^ Signpost, Stoke Row - geograph.org.uk - 2670949

Village green

Crooked Billet, Stoke Row (Geograph-2890038-by-Stuart-Logan)

Crooked Billet, Stoke Row

Cherry Tree - geograph.org.uk - 3471127

Cherry Tree

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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