Reading to Henley

by  Loringa

A self-supported trip created by Loringa

Trip Overview

Reading to Henley along the Thames.

I did it by iSUP, by getting a train to Reading station to start, and a train back from Henley at the end, with only a short walk between each station and the river.


very sunny day, but easterly wind meant a headwind at times going against the flow of the river so making it slightly choppy

Portage Notes

Sonning Lock is a straightforward portage (out before the lock gates and back in after the lock gates.

Shiplake Lock involves getting out before the lock gates, but crossing the island to get back in via a jetty on the weir stream

Marsh Lock involves a long portage (getting out to the right of the lock then crossing the lock gates and walking about 100m along the footbridge before getting back on the water.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 6/9/2023
  • Sport/Activity: Stand Up Paddling
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Number of Portages: 3

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