The Wind in the Willows was written by Kenneth Grahame most likely as he lounged around the Thames near Pangbourne. We decided to take this route as we spent some time in the English countryside.
Getting to the Thames involved crossing under the railway about a quarter mile from where we were staying. Normally we were running at this point desperately trying to catch the next service to London.
There are many old inns along the Thames which provide great places to stay or swing in for a bite to eat. This one, The Swan Inn, is from the 18th century and serves a pretty mean fish 'n chips.