Journey Along the River Thames

27 April 2021

Bourne End

Wharf Lane is our collection of beautiful one- and two-bedroom homes situated in the picturesque village of Bourne End in Buckinghamshire. Owners and tenants are just moments away from the River Thames, where there’s lots of pubs, restaurants and outdoor space alongside to explore.

Take a journey along the River Thames and discover some of our highlights below…

Spade Oak Nature Reserve

Just outside of Bourne End, Spade Oak Nature Reserve is a scenic spot for weekend walk or birdwatching. The Nature Reserve includes Spade Oak Lake, home to various different types of water birds like mallards and gadwall. On the edge of the lake, you’ll also find The Spade Oak pub, which is set to reopen for food and drinks on 17 May.

Winter Hill

Continuing along the River Thames, ramblers can access Winter Hill, a popular walking spot offering incredible views of the River and nearby Cock Marsh Nature Reserve. Winter Hill dates back to eons ago with records showing that the area was inhabited by hunter gatherers during the Stone Age. Today, Winter Hill is home to a variety of plant, tree and insect species, like dwarf thistle and wild thyme.

Two Brewers Marlow

In between Marlow Lock and Marlow Suspension Bridge lies Two Brewers Marlow, a fantastic spot for a relaxing drink. Dating back to 1727, the historic pub is the oldest in Marlow and widely regarded as one of the best in town. Visitors can enjoy pub lunch favourites in the garden alongside an extensive range of lagers, ales and wine. From 17 May, Two Brewers Marlow will also resume its Bottomless Brunch and afternoon Tea experiences.

Higginson Park

Higginson Park’s prime riverside location gives it a great view of the River Thames and Marlow Suspension Bridge. The park has beautiful flower beds as well as a small area of protected wetland where kingfishers, swans and ducks can be spotted. Marlow Museum is also at Higginson Park, free to visit and home to lots of great artefacts and artwork that showcases the colourful history of Marlow.

The Hand and Flowers

Away from the River but definitely worth the detour is The Hand and Flowers, flagship restaurant of celebrated chef Tom Kerridge. The pub is the only one in the UK to have two Michelin stars and it’s easy to see why; diners can indulge in seasonal dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, with the spring menu including slow cooked duck breast and 30 day dry aged sirloin.


Enjoy an enviable lifestyle at Wharf Lane. To find out more about the community, contact the team on [email protected] or 01628 918 145.