Thames Path

Description

  1. Name Thames Path
  2. Length of trail 290 km, 180 miles
  3. Length in days 15 days
  4. Traildino grading LW, Light walk, countryside walk

Thames Path180 miles, 288 km, 15 days

National Trail

Imagine you start your walk early in the morning, inhalating the sparkling smell of damp leaves, listening to the rooster's crow, and gradually you enter a totally different world, the bustle of a big city, the dirt and noise of an urban landscape. A wonderful transition.

Such a path is the Thames Path, a National Trail of 180 miles, 288 km long. The path starts at the Thames Barrier, which will hopefully protect London against the rising seas. The first day's walk to the west, along the meandering River Thames, will bring you into the very heart of London. And eleven days later, at least if you go move on, your walk will end at the source of the Thames, in the pretty Cotswolds, near Thames Head.

In the 19th century there was a towpath all along the River. These paths, on which the horses walked pulling boats, had fallen into disuse in the course of time. To create our Thames Path, the towpaths were restored, a costly operation. Where ferries are absence in these days, new foot bridges have been constructed.

Besides London, you will pass through many other cities. Oxford is one of them. If you are the guy or girl who loves exploring cities and historic buildings, eleven days will not be enough to finish this hike.

During your walk you will see a variety of boats and vessels on England's Royal River. Not for commercial use or even raids, as it was long ago, but for enjoyment only.

Select some tracks
Thames Path, 293km
Thames Path Extension, 18km
Thames Valley Trail, 132km
Thames Valley Parkway, 35km
Thames Path - alternate, 3.5km
Thames Path - northern bank, 47km
Thames Path North Extension, 4.7km

Map

Thames Path

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Oxford, Chipping Norton & Bicester OS Landranger Active Map 164 (waterproof)
  • Oxford area, including sections of the Thames Path and the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 164 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cheltenham, Cirencester & Stow-on-the-Wold OS Landranger Map 163 (paper)
  • Cheltenham and Cirencester area, including sections of the Thames Path, the Cotswold Way and the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 163 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Swindon, Devizes, Marlborough & Trowbridge OS Landranger Map 173 (paper)
  • Swindon - Devizes area, including the westernmost section of the Ridgeway and part of the Thames Path, on a paper version of map No. 173 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Reading & Windsor - Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell OS Landranger Map 175 (paper)
  • Reading – Windsor area, including a section of the Thames Path / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 175 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Oxford, Chipping Norton & Bicester OS Landranger Map 164 (paper)
  • Oxford area, including sections of the Thames Path and the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 164 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
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Belgium
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Ridgeway
  • Practical guide to walking the Ridgeway National Trail that begins near Avebury & runs 87 miles across the downs of Wiltshire, the Thames Valley, the Chiltern Hills, finishing at Ivinghoe Beacon near Aylesbury. Includes: 53 large-scale maps (1:20,000), guides to 24 towns & villages; accommodation; places to eat; public transport information. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Ridgeway
  • Practical guide to walking the Ridgeway National Trail that begins near Avebury & runs 87 miles across the downs of Wiltshire, the Thames Valley, the Chiltern Hills, finishing at Ivinghoe Beacon near Aylesbury. Includes: 53 large-scale maps (1:20,000), guides to 24 towns & villages; accommodation; places to eat; public transport information. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Reisgids Walks in and around London | Rough Guides
  • The Rough Guide to Walks in and Around LondonMake the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides.World-renowned `tell it like it is` guidebook available now with a free eBook Discover walks in and around London with this comprehensive, entertaining, `tell it like it is` Rough Guide, packed with our experts` honest and... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • London Thames Path
  • David Fathers presents a unique and richly illustrated guide to the London section of the Thames Path, which runs along both banks of the river from Putney Bridge to the Thames Barrier. Together, the two paths make up a panoramic 40-mile walk through 2000 years of London's history.From the old docks and wharves that primed the Industrial... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • London Thames Path
  • David Fathers presents a unique and richly illustrated guide to the London section of the Thames Path, which runs along both banks of the river from Putney Bridge to the Thames Barrier. Together, the two paths make up a panoramic 40-mile walk through 2000 years of London's history.From the old docks and wharves that primed the Industrial... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Thames Path
  • Practical, all-in-one guide to walking the Thames Path National Trail from the Costwolds to the Thames Barrier in London, including large-scale trail maps, places to stay, places to eat and public transport information. The Thames Path's National Trail runs for 184 miles (294km) from the river's source at Thames Head near Kemble in the... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Thames Path
  • Practical, all-in-one guide to walking the Thames Path National Trail from the Costwolds to the Thames Barrier in London, including large-scale trail maps, places to stay, places to eat and public transport information. The Thames Path's National Trail runs for 184 miles (294km) from the river's source at Thames Head near Kemble in the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Thames Path | Trailblazer
  • Practical, all-in-one guide to walking the Thames Path National Trail from the Costwolds to the Thames Barrier in London, including large-scale trail maps, places to stay, places to eat and public transport information. The Thames Path`s National Trail runs for 184 miles (294km) from the river`s source at Thames Head near Kemble in the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Wysis Way
  • A walk of 55 miles through Gloucestershire between the rivers Wye, Severn & Thames, and linking two national trails, the Offa's Dyke Path & The Thames Path.From the Wye bridge at Monmouth the Wysis Way follows Offa's Dyke Path up to the Kymin before striking off eastwards through the Forest of Dean to the prominence of May Hill where the view... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Wysis Way
  • A walk of 55 miles through Gloucestershire between the rivers Wye, Severn & Thames, and linking two national trails, the Offa's Dyke Path & The Thames Path.From the Wye bridge at Monmouth the Wysis Way follows Offa's Dyke Path up to the Kymin before striking off eastwards through the Forest of Dean to the prominence of May Hill where the view... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Fodor's Essential Great Britain
  • Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. People travel to Great Britain for the hipness of London, the cozy thatched-roof villages of the Cotswolds, or the wild moors and lochs of Scotland, but all want the most worthwhile destinations and savvy travel tips at a glance.... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Fodor's Essential Great Britain
  • Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. People travel to Great Britain for the hipness of London, the cozy thatched-roof villages of the Cotswolds, or the wild moors and lochs of Scotland, but all want the most worthwhile destinations and savvy travel tips at a glance.... Read more
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Maps

Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
  • Walk London - Royal parks and Thames Path
  • Discover the green spaces of London's Royal Parks with this fantastic well-designed and easy-to-use pocket-sized map.Ideal for both visitors & locals this double-sided map has everything you need to discover the known, and unseen, secrets of London.Featuring Richmond Park, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Greenwich Park, all with suggested... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Thames Path
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van het Thames Path in Engeland. Geplastificeerd met veel extra informatie en uitsnedes van de route. Thames Path National Trail The Thames Path follows the banks of the river for 184 miles (294KM) from the flood barrier at Woolwich in South East London to Kemble Gloucestershire. It is a long distance walking route, most... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Thames Path
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van het Thames Path in Engeland. Geplastificeerd met veel extra informatie en uitsnedes van de route. Thames Path National Trail The Thames Path follows the banks of the river for 184 miles (294KM) from the flood barrier at Woolwich in South East London to Kemble Gloucestershire. It is a long distance walking route, most... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Thames Path Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of Ordnance Survey`s Explorer mapping in a convenient book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area. OS Explorer is Ordnance Survey`s most detailed mapping at a scale of 1:25 000 showing public rights of way, open access land, national... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Thames Path Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of Ordnance Survey`s Explorer mapping in a convenient book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area. OS Explorer is Ordnance Survey`s most detailed mapping at a scale of 1:25 000 showing public rights of way, open access land, national... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • England Coast Path Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path, it... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • England Coast Path Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path, it... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • England Coast Path Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path,... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • England Coast Path Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path,... Read more
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