No 160. Cookham Lock Cut Footbridge

This bridge takes a footpath across the lock cut to one of the many islands that are part of this picturesque part of the river.   At this point there are several side streams, (Lulle Brook, Hedsor Water etc) which leave and then rejoin the main course.   Below this bridge the river flows past a steep wooded hill or hanger which is the site of the present Cliveden Hotel.   This house was owned by Lord & Lady Astor  in the first part of the 20th century and they were renowned society hosts welcoming the cream of International society and many Royal families from all over Europe.   The house has a colourful history and is now owned by the National Trust and under management as a high class hotel.