Photographs

Thame Valley Landscapes

The image gallery below traces the River Thame from Aylesbury, where it is only about 4 metres wide and slow flowing, through the Buckinghamshire countryside past Eythrope, Winchendon and Thame to Shabbington. At Waterstock, the river is in Oxfordshire and considerably broader, flowing past Waterperry, Wheatley, Cuddesdon, Chiselhampton and Drayton St Leonard to Dorchester-on-Thames and its confluence with the River Thames itself.

The photographs show these and many other locations in order as you follow the Thame along its course. Some fine views over the valley are included, such as from Castle Hill near Wheatley.

The Thame Valley is quite narrow and well-defined below Aylesbury, but it becomes very broad and rural as it progresses towards Dorchester. It is crossed by a number of bridges but does not flow through any large towns, apart from where it loops around Aylesbury close to its source. A number of attractive and historic buildings, including mills and manor houses, sit on its banks, and Dorchester is a beautiful and ancient settlement that is well worth a visit.