Section 2

The second section of the walk involved crossing the London Basin, an area made up of a series of soft clays and sandy deposits, before a return to chalk on the Chilterns.
The route on this stage began by following the Basingstoke Canal, then passed through Frimley Green and onto Ascot. I joined the River Thames at Windsor, and visited Eton before heading up stream through Marlow and onto Henley-on-Thames. Here I left the river and once again turned north, to cross the line of the Chilterns via Christmas Common.
The vernacular buildings in this section were almost a mirror image of the previous section, starting with a series of timber frame and brick structures in the clay and sands of the basin, before returning to flint on the chalk of the Chilterns.

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