GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Little Marlow Walks

2 miles (3.5 km)

This pretty little village in Buckinghamshire sits close to the River Thames and a lovely local nature reserve. The village is very attractive with picturesque cottages, a 14th century church and a 16th century pub for refreshment after you walk.
This circular walk takes you around the Spade Oak Nature Reserve which lies just to the south of the settlement. The pretty reserve includes a lake which attracts a variety of birdlife. Along the former gravel pit there are also some pleasant woodland trails. You can follow footpaths around the lake leading you down to the railway line and the Thames Path where you can enjoy a riverside stroll along a nice grassy path.
You can extend the walk by heading west along the river to visit Marlow. Heading east will take you to Bourne End and Cookham where you can visit the National Trust's Cliveden House.


SL7 3SR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Little Marlow OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Little Marlow Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Little Marlow


Back in the village you can enjoy some post exercise relaxation and refreshment at The Queen's Head. The historic pub dates back to the 16th century and includes a charming interior withwooden beams and open fire. The serve top quality cuisine and have a pleasant garden area for the warmer months. You can find the pub in an idyllic location on Pound Lane with postcode SL7 3SR for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The trails make for a nice dog walk and the Queen's Head mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east there's the neighbouring village of Wooburn Green. There's a pleasant large green here with a number of historic properties including a 16th century public house. There's also a pretty local park with walks along the River Wye and peaceful adjacent woodland.


The northern end of Little Marlow - - 96432

The northern end of Little Marlow

The Queens Head, Little Marlow-4631468380

The Queens Head, Little Marlow

St John the Baptist's, Little Marlow - - 96433

St John the Baptist's, Little Marlow. Most of the building dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. Mel Brown, Scary Spice from the girl group the Spice Girls, married dancer Jimmy Gulzar here in 1998.

Former gravel pit, Little Marlow - - 97244

Spade Oak Lake

Footpath by Spade Oak lake - - 3084790

Footpath by Spade Oak lake

The Thames Path near Spade Oak Farm - - 958335

The Thames Path near Spade Oak Farm

River Thames at Little Marlow (27440171783)

River Thames at Little Marlow

Manor Farm, Little Marlow - - 719509

Manor Farm, Little Marlow


GPS Files

GPX File

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