Explore Marlow town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Marlow's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Marlow, which sits by the Thames, was voted one of the best places to live in the south-east in 2017. The spectacular suspension bridge which crosses the river is a Grade I listed structure and was the prototype of one built across the Danube in Budapest. In Higginson Park is the Millennium Maze and a statue of Sir Steve Redgrave, who was born in Marlow, and rowed there. The town’s train service is known as the Marlow Donkey, and the monster Frankenstein was brought to life there – don’t worry the natives are much friendlier now!
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1. The Town - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
Whilst the River Thames is undoubtedly a principal feature of Marlow, it is also true to say that the Thames has lured many famous people to live there, many famous organisations to set up home there, and many architects to work there. Walking through the town itself, and ending at a pleasant park by the river, provides an insight into years gone by, when life was gentler, quieter and more measured.
Sir William Borlase's School Marlow Bridge 1.5 hoursOK
2. Town to Marlow Lock - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
Marlow is a gorgeous Georgian town, standing as it does on a stunning section of the famous River Thames. This walk takes you through an historic churchyard, up an ancient road, on a short section of the pretty town centre, into a delightful Garden, past typical architecture and a leafy road, leading to the town’s lock – bustling in summer, languid in winter, with constant views of the captivating Thames.
Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
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"Did the Curious About Marlow on Monday with Sophie and a friend. Had a wonderful time. Great walk !!!"
Latest Revision : April 2023