Difficulty 4 out of 10.
Riverside, woodland, views over the unspoilt Thames valley, and a little bit of history thrown in (be sure to visit the Knollys Tomb in Rotherfield Greys church). From Rotherfield Greys, given the time of year, the direct footpath to Henley is advised. Unless, of course, your name is Billy Whizz, in which case, feel free to hurtle round the full walk through Greys Court and Lambridge Woods (4km longer).
Train: Take the 09:45 Reading train from Paddington (9:53 Ealing Broadway) changing at Twyford for the 10:38 to Henley (platform 5) arriving Shiplake 10:45.
Return from Henley at xx:53 and xx:23, changing at Twyford for Paddington.
Get a return to Henley on Thames.
Lunch The suggested lunchtime pub is the Maltsters Arms (tel 01491 628 400) in Rotherfield Greys, serving food to 3pm Sunday.
Alternatively, the Bottle & Glass, 4km earlier, in Binfield Heath (tel 01491 412625).
The Chocolate Café (tel 01491 411 412) on Henley's Thameside (the terrace facing the river) is open weekends to 6pm. The station is 5 minutes walk away.
Henley has more than its fair share of pubs for those in need of something stronger.