Sonning Lock © Andrew Smith
Pastures at Sonning © Andrew Smith
The River Thames, Charvil © Andrew Smith

On the Berkshire / Oxfordshire border Sonning has been a bridging place across the Thames as far back as Roman times. The village was described by Jerome K. Jerome in his book Three Men in a Boat as "the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river" [source: Wikipedia].

This trail is a gentle stroll from The Bull Inn, through pastures to the east and north before returning to the village beside the Thames. A walk perfect for the whole family.

From The Bull Inn turn left up the High Street and then right to head out of the village away from the river, east along the B478. At the entrance to Sonning Farm turn left up the farm track opposite. The track bears right as you descend. At the end continue forward over the open field. When you reach Milestone Ave turn left.

At St. Patrick's bridge do not cross the river inlet but turn left. Follow the river bank to Sonning Bridge. Continue beside the river before turning left into the church grounds and The Bull Inn immediately after.

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