Berkshire Walk – January 2016

Head to picturesque Cookham, which lies alongside the River Thames – England’s longest and most famous river – for a winter wander.

Cookham’s claim to fame, is the English painter, Sir Stanley Spencer, who spent most of his life in Cookham and used scenes from the village as the background to many of his paintings. To learn more about the painter call in at the Stanley Spencer Gallery. From the gallery the walk passes the intriguing Tarry Stone – once a boundary marker – before passing the Holy Trinity Church. Step inside to see a copy of Sir Stanley Spencer’s, The Last Supper, and some colourful stained glass windows. The walk then follows the tranquil River Thames upstream, passing The Bounty pub at Cock Marsh on the way. All to soon the walk leaves the river and heads back to the car park on Cookham Moor; published in the January 20165 issue of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life.

Winter on the River Thames at Cookham
Winter on the River Thames at Cookham
Winter on the River Thames at Cookham
Winter on the River Thames at Cookham