Curious About Marlow
Have fun (re-)discovering Marlow, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky, treasure hunt style heritage walks.
Curious About Marlow is a fun and affordable way to get some fresh air, visiting not just the obvious places, but some unusual ones too, with hidden treasures to discover. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, urging you to look up, down and every which-way – so you won’t miss out on any of the town’s treasures. You’ll learn all about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Marlow in becoming what it is today – at a pace which suits you!
The walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles – follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc – it’s ideal for children from the age of 6.
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.
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.