The River

Exploring The River Thames

The beautiful Higginson Park in Marlow runs down to the River Thames where you can stroll along the flat towpath, boats can be hired and Salters Steamers run river cruises to Henley, Maidenhead and Windsor. There's no better way to explore the river than by canoe. Hour, half day or full day packages can be arranged. All information can be found in your lodge, please contact us if you would like information before you arrive.

Rowing boats on the River Thames

Explore the Thames by Boat

Enjoy a luxurious chauffeured private dinner cruise along the River Thames, 

Hobbs of Henley's experienced skippers will guide you along some of the River Thames' most beautiful stretches.

You can hire your own motorboat from our local Higginson Park based on the banks of the River Thames, they have a small fleet of boats from rowing boats to self-drive motorboats.  or slightly larger boats are available at Hobbs of Henley

Salters Steamers are a family firm that has provided first-class hospitality on the River Thames for over 150 years (est. 1858). Their cruises combine traditional style, contemporary comforts and the highest modern standards. Their boats leave Marlow’s Higginson Park twice a day.

If you wish, you can combine a boat experience with a meal at the Spice Merchant (Indian Restaurant Henley,) before or after, or even request delicious canapés to be served onboard.

Wild swimming in the river Thames

Wild Swimming 

Wild Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise with numerous positive impacts on well-being. Henley open water Swimming club can show you the best and safest places to swim in the Thames.

You can also enjoy wild swimming at Westhorpe water sports just outside Marlow, they provide a full team of staff and a club house.

Canoeing / Kayaking / Stand Up Paddle boarding

Moose Hire rent out Canoes, Kayaks and paddle boards, they’re based on the River at Bisham Abbey a few miles away. 

If you would like a bespoke canoe tour try

You can also try this at Westhorpe water sports just outside Marlow, they cater for children from 7 years.