OS Map of the walk
The Thames Path National Trail is around 180 miles from the source near Kemble in Gloucestershire to the mouth. This "mouth" was originally defined as the Thames Barrier but this has now been extended.
Living, as we do, in south west London, the lower reaches of the river were easy to get to for a single day of walking. As we progressed further from the river's mouth (perversely, we were walking in the opposite direction to the river's flow), we took long weekends to complete three or four stages in one go. We stayed at some nice (and not so nice) pubs and hotels.
|Start and End Towns||Distance(miles)||Date||Accommodation
(NB our star ratings are very subjective
and date from 2006-7)
|1. Source to Cricklade||14
|2. Cricklade to Lechlade||11||31/03/2007||New Inn Hotel|
|3. Lechlade to Tadpole Bridge||10||30/03/2007||Trout Inn, Tadpole Bridge****|
|4. Tadpole Bridge to Swinford||15||29/03/2007|
|5. Swinford to Oxford||7||20/08/2006|
|6. Oxford to Abingdon||12||8/05/2006||Upper Reaches Hotel**|
|7. Abingdon to Wallingford||11||7/05/2006||George Hotel**|
|8. Wallingford to Goring||7||6/05/2006|
|9. Goring to Reading||11||29/04/2006|
|10.Reading to Henley||9||24/04/2006||Milsoms Hotel, Henley***|
|11.Henley to Marlow||9||23/04/2006||Crowne Plaza, Marlow***|
|12.Marlow to Maidenhead||7||22/4/2006|
|Single Day Stages|
|13. Maidenhead to Windsor||7||2/04/2006|
|14. Windsor to Staines||8|
|15. Staines to Walton||6||9/01/2006|
|16. Walton to Teddington||11|
|17. Teddington to Kew||7|
|18. Kew to Putney||6|
|19. Putney to Vauxhall||7||2/01/2006|
|20. Vauxhall to Tower Bridge||4|
|21. Tower Bridge to Greenwich||6||15/01/2006|
|22. Greenwich to Thames Barrier||4||18/02/2006|
|Total 189 miles|
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Disclaimer: The author of these pages takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the directions given in the guided walks described here. Any walker following these directions does so entirely at their own risk.