Sonning Hill

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The River Thames near Sonning Hill.
The island in the Thames near Sonning Hill.

Sonning Hill is a hill near the village of Sonning in Berkshire, England, close to the River Thames.

Local area[edit]

The Sonning Cutting takes the Great Western Railway through part of the hill between Twyford and Reading. There was an early railway accident at Sonning Cutting on 24 December 1841.[1]

There are good walks by the river in this area.[2] At the foot of the hill by the Thames is Ali's Pond Local Nature Reserve, a nature reserve laid out with paths and large ponds in 1997.[3] The UK headquarters of two major software companies, Microsoft and Oracle Corporation are also located here on the Thames Valley Park business park.

Island[edit]

At this point in the River Thames, towards the Oxfordshire side of the main river channel, there is a long thin island creating two branches of the river.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accident at Sonning Hill Cutting on 24th December 1841". Railways Archives, UK. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Berkshire Way — Reading Bridge to Ashenbury Park". BBC Berkshire. March 2006. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ali's Pond Local Nature Reserve". Sonning Parish Council, UK. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Map 2". Berkshire Way — Reading Bridge to Ashenbury Park. BBC Berkshire. March 2006. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
Next island upstream River Thames Next island downstream
Heron Island Sonning Hill Sonning Eye

Coordinates: 51°28′12″N 0°54′25″W / 51.470°N 0.907°W / 51.470; -0.907