Dog Walks near Marlow
In the heart of Buckinghamshire, explore long routes complete with history, filming locations, and river walks, all suitable for your furry friend!
The Georgian town provides the perfect starting and finishing destination for families, couples, and friends to explore a range of local pathways, all top-rated by the Chequers team. So here are 4 of our favourite British walks with gorgeous countryside, in and around Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Remember, if you build up an appetite from all your substantial walking, we offer a real hearty pub lunch, and of course, we’re dog friendly!
Marlow Common, Buckinghamshire
Rating: 5 Stars
The local wildlife site is an enchanting forest walk surrounded by old oak and birch trees. Following the winding paths through the beautiful area of the Chilterns, you may just discover a few interesting WW1 training trenches (spot-able by long lines). Full of history, swishy leaves and home to some unusual plants, there is plenty of space for exploring.
Walk Duration: 1 – 2 hours.
Starting Point: Marlow Common Car Park
Terrain: Flat & easy (not suitable for wheelchairs & prams)
Distance: 3.7 Miles
What’s There: Car parking, information boards and plenty of off lead walking.
The Circular Walk
Marlow Town Centre
Rating: 4 Stars
Starting on the Higginson footpath, the circular walk is filled with ancient Georgian Architecture, locks built in the 1950’s, plush woodlands and evidence of Saxon heritage. Walking down from the town to the Thames river and up towards Marlow Common, then dropping back down into the center of the town. A perfect walk for well-behaved dogs & owners a-like!
Walk Duration: 3 hours
Starting Point: Near the racecourse at Seven Meadows Road
Terrain: Ups and downs, uneven foot paths.
Distance: 6 Miles
What’s There: parking spots everywhere, a fudge shop, a dog friendly pub & the world’s oldest inn!
The Thames Path
Rating: 5 Stars
Just a small section of The Thames Path, following the river down from Marlow to Henley on Thames and simply double back on yourself when you’re ready to head back. A delightful walk, famous for its many visitors over the years. Stunning countryside scenery with plenty of dog friendly pit stops along the way.
Walking Duration: As long as you like
Starting Point: The Thames Path, Marlow
Terrain: Flat, with a few little muddy patches during rainy season.
Distance: Entire Thames Path is 184 miles.
What’s There: Rive bank, footpaths, car parking, dog-friendly stop off points like cafes & pubs.
Burham, SL2 3LB, Buckinghamshire
Rating: 5 Stars
A little out of Marlow, but still an excellent walk for those looking for something a little different. For Harry Potter and Robbin Hood fans alike, head to the hugely popular National Nature Reserve for miles of good walking trails to try. The woodland area with ponds, streams, and grasslands attracts over half a million visitors a year and is a popular filming location. Look out for Exmoor Ponies, Berkshire Pigs, Jacob Sheep, and grazing cattle.
Starting Point: SL2 3LB
Terrain: Easy walking, tarmac routes for prams & wheelchairs, suitable for all weather conditions.
Distance: Approx. 500 acres
What’s There: Car parking, cafes, on & off lead areas, livestock, and ponds.
If you decide you’ve had enough walking for one day and need a refreshing beverage or a jolly-good heart-warming meal, pop into The Chequers & also the Churchill Tap for a refreshing independent beverage. The Chequers boasts its own butchery shop where you can select the cut of meat you want and have it cooked exactly to your taste. The restaurant come pub offers a range of classic dishes, from homemade pie of the day to a remake of the nation’s favourite dish, Ale-battered haddock with chunky chips. Oh, and don’t forget we’re experts in the Great British Institution that is the mighty Sunday Roast.