WHEN you are next walking in Hurley, it’s worth a slight detour along the Thames Path to see Temple footbridge, which links the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire banks.
Like most construction projects, it took a long time to reach fruition — from the ferry closing in 1953 to the opening of the bridge in 1989 — but it was surely worth it.
The Knights Templar are believed to have built the first bridge somewhere around this area, hence the name of the modern structure.
It is claimed to be the longest hardwood bridge in the country at just over 80 metres.
Rather like the Millennium Bridge in London, there is plenty of movement when you walk across this footbridge.