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Shakespeare's Way - Leg 5 - 11 miles

Farnham Common to Marlow   

Walked by West Essex Ramblers on Sunday, 17th July, 2011

Tree - Burnam Common; and Track - Burnam Beeches

2 Photos: A tree as we entered East Burnham Common and shortly afterwards crossing a track in Burnham Beeches

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Pollarded Trees - Burnam Beeches

Pollarded trees: still in Burnham Beeches

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Ramblers - Burnam Beeches; and Rowan Tree

2 Photos: Ramblers on a track; and a Rowan tree, one of many dotted around the wood

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Horses

We were near Littleworth Common and passed these horses

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Horses

And then more horses

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


The Blackwood Arms

The Blackwood Arms, Littleworth - we took a short break.

The whole day had showery rain, particularly the morning (the next 4 miles yielded only 3 photos!), but there was some sunshine in the afternoon Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Horse Rider

The path was very narrow and the horse rider waited patiently. Probably at Hedsor, maybe Widmoor

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Lord Boston's Folly

Lord Boston's Folly in Harvest Hill - seen as we left Woolman's Wood. Built as a sham castle in 1793 - in memory, allegedly, to King George 3rd recovering from madness (although he relapsed later)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Thatched House

A thatched house in Hedsor Hill

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Cookham from River

From Cookham Bridge with the Holy Trinity Church in the background and the bridge pillars' wooden protection in the foreground

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Cookham Bridge

Cookham Bridge from the south bank

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Starting off from Cookham

Cookham south bank- Starting off after lunch. Although Photoshop can brighten the picture - it cannot easily remove the brollies!

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

River Thames

Where the Thames turns northwards

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Narrow Boat and House

Narrowboat in foreground and one of many attractive houses in background

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Railway Bridge

Railway bridge (attached footbridge other side): from Cookham Station to Bourne End. We crossed the river by the footbridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Marina

Probably Bourne End Marina

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Sailing Yachts

Approaching sailing yachts just on western edge of Bourne End

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Yacht

Yacht - we paused for a drink stop by the boats

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Fowl and Yachts

Fowl and yachts - Bourne End in background

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Yacht

Yacht

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Geese and Ramblers

Geese (Greylag or Pilgrim breed?) coming for afternoon tea (probably their tenth helping!)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Geese and Ramblers

Geese being fed a little - we were about 3 miles from Marlow

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Longboat and Crew

2 Photos: Longridge Outdoor Activity Centre (for all ages) at work - zoomed in; then overall picture

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Longboat again

Longridge's longboat seen through trees at the bottom of their stroke

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Cattle and Ramblers

Ramblers walked past a herd of cattle

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Bullocks

Bullocks

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A Bullock Suckling

A bullock tried to suckle

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Ramblers and Flowers

The ramblers walked by many flowers like these which covered much of the Thames’ bank

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Boat and Flowers

More flowers and a boat

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Wooded Hillside

Hills covered in woodland

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Flora veiling River and Hills

The hillside and river seen through the bank side flora

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

View over Marlow

The foreground is a garden (the houses are separated from their gardens by the path). Marlow Bridge and All Saints Church are in the distance Photographer: Harry Hawkins

All Saints Church

2 Photos: All Saints Church steeple and just the Church

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Inside All Saints Church

Inside the Church. A singer was practising her music for a FREE concert at 4:00 pm but our coach was leaving at 3:45 pm!

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Marlow Bridge - Left View

Marlow Bridge from left

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Marlow Bridge - Right View

Marlow Bridge from right

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Morris Dancing

3 Photos - As we came into Marlow we happened across some Morris dancing

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Morris Dancer's Band

The Morris Dancers' Band

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Two groups of Morris Dancers

2 Photos:- Apparently there were 3 Morris groups - did one appear as the "Blacksmiths" and was the other better with 3D glasses?

Photographer: Harry Hawkins