Walk in a nutshell
This will take you much of the day, but as it is mainly flat it shouldn’t be too taxing. From Pangbourne, you’ll loop around the Thames valley, taking in the quaint village of Whitchurch-on-Thames and fine beech woods on the edge of the Chilterns, before detouring into Mapledurham.
Why it’s special
Mapledurham featured in the 1976 movie The Eagle Has Landed, directed by John Sturges and starring Michael Caine, in which Germans invade an East Anglian village in an attempt to kidnap Winston Churchill. The Church of St Margaret, Mapledurham House and the watermill appear in the film.