Berkshire - River Thames - Remenham to Wargrave via the Hennerton Backwater & return
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How to get there -
Remenham is on the east bank of the Thames a mile north of the bridge at Henley on Thames.It is best approached by taking the first turninmg to the north, east of Henley Bridge.
For those with SatNav the postcode is RG9 3DD.
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Suggested Launch Site -
Take the lane on the left at the church, park on the right at the far end of the churchyard then portage 100 yards up the footpath to the river (past The Reach). There is one gate that you will have to lift the canoe over. Then launch direct into the Thames.
This is a lovely 8 mile paddle through Henley on Thames, Marsh Lock and up the Hennerton Backwater before returning downstream. Parts of the Hennerton Backwater are entirely natural and undeveloped but in the main at least one bank will be bordered with classic (large & expensive) Thameside properties.
A trip to relax and dream of winning the lottery. Don't forget to stop for a pint at the Angel on the Bridge. Sadly you will have to drink it out of plastic glasses in deference to the gods of Health & Safety.