I made the mistake of thinking I knew an easier way to get to Aston Village than my car’s sat-nav. I finished up driving down the narrow Remenham Lane to Aston Village which has very few passing places. Luckily I didn’t meet any other cars coming the other way. I met with a colleague from Bracknell CC, Nikos, who had visited the deer park before and had a planned walk for us in the morning.
The starting and finishing point was the car park of the Flower Pot inn in Aston Village.
The deer park in Aston
We walked from the car park up a lane and then through a gate and followed the public footpath. Below us we could see the Thames and to our right the large house whose grounds we were in. The private gardens had at least a folly and a large sculpture. Once through another gate we were in the deer park proper.
The deer were very relaxed and were very curious about the two of us passing through the park.
The other deer were as curious.
This stag in particular decided to walk towards us only stopping as we climbed further up the hill away from the Chapel.
As we climbed the hill away from the Chapel we had more views of the house itself.
After leaving the park we crossed several fields and eventually joined the A4130 for the walk down into Henley. The traffic was queening almost all the way down to the bridge with even more traffic now queuing to join from the road from Warfield.
We did a quick search and to ask TripAdvisor where we could find the best breakfast and we took the #1 recommendation of the Henley Cafe Rouge.
Our breakfast was thefree-range egg, Cumberland sausage, bacon, beans, tomato, hash browns and brown sourdough toast plus we added breakfast tea.
Cafe Rouge Henley-on-Thames
What a friendly place to have breakfast. We had the Rouge breakfast with scrambled eggs. And the sourdough toast was excellent.
The service was friendly, efficient and we were made to feel welcome immediately we entered.
Walking back to Aston Village
We crossed back over the bridge and began our walk back to Aston.
As we passed the Upper Thames Rowing Club the boats were being taken out of the water.
We were passed by this pretty Thames motor boat.
This then acted as a lead in for my image of Temple Island from Temple Island Fields.
We turned off from the Thames and joined the road that I had driven down earlier back to the village. It looked a lot wider walking along it!