Thames Path

Description

  1. Name Thames Path
  2. Distance de sentier 290 km, 180 milles
  3. Durée en jours 15 jours
  4. Classement Traildino LW, Promenade légère, promenade a la campagne

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, 89km
Thames Valley Parkway, 35km
Thames Path - alternate, 3.7km
Thames Path - northern bank, 48km

Evaluations

Evaluation 7.0 | 2 votes | No 32. en Royaume-Uni
  • John P Octobre 2012
  • Evaluation 8
  • Positive A very varied walk going through the centre of London, past Windsor Castle, and long scenic sections in the upper reaches of the river. Not too strenuous.
  • Negative A few not so good bits (e.g. passed Reading)
  • Muresco Juin 2013
  • Evaluation 6
  • Positive This is a good trail for day walkers . The trail does not vary a lot and is mainly suited to cycling due to hard surfaces and the flat nature of the trail. Easy access to transport makes walking sections and returning to home base very easy.
  • Negative Disliked the hard surfaces which if you walk 20 KM or more per day are very hard on the feet
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Thames Path

Rapports de randonnée

  • Walking the Thames

  • Muresco Juin 2013
  • A simple trail on flat paths through semi urban and rural countryside with many transport and accommodation options
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Livres

Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Big Walks of London
  • The Big Walks of London by John Merrill is a guidebook to the capitals major walking routes. London has an incredible variety of walks and trails, and this guidebook presents more than twenty long walks through the city, ranging from 7 to 150 miles, and includes the Thames Path, the London Loop and the Capital Ring. Each walk section is... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • River Thames & Thames Path Heron Map
  • This tourist map of the River Thames and Thames Path covers from its source, just outside Kemble in Gloucestershire, to the Thames Barrier at 1:55,000, with detailed town plans of Lechlade, Oxford, Abingdon, Wallingford, Henley-on-Thames, central Reading, Windsor and Eton, Marlow and Kingston upon Thames at 1:12,500. The Thames and Severn Canal... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2008
  • Thames Valley Walking (25 circular walks)
  • Steve Davison Cicerone guide to Walking in the Thames Valley is a comprehensive exploration of walking opportunities in the countryside of the Upper Thames. The countryside that the Thames flows through includes the Southern Chilterns, Berkshire, Lambourn and North Hampshire Downs and Southern Oxfordshire, all within easy reach of Reading,... Lire la suite
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2008
  • Walking in the Thames Valley
  • Walking in the Thames Valley describes 25 adventurous day walks in the area covering the North Hampshire Downs, Berkshire and the Southern Chilterns with easy access to London and Reading. The circular walks vary from 10 to 18 miles, including one two-day walk, as well as shorter route options for those who want a less strenuous day out. Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Thames Valley | Cicerone
  • Walking in the Thames Valley describes 25 adventurous day walks in the area covering the North Hampshire Downs, Berkshire and the Southern Chilterns with easy access to London and Reading. The circular walks vary from 10 to 18 miles, including one two-day walk, as well as shorter route options for those who want a less strenuous day out. Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Thames Valley - Pocket Pub Walks
  • This work is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes at Dorchester, Goring, Reading, Wargrave, Cookham, Little Marlow and Eton. It includes maps and photographs. Lire la suite
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Pocket Pub Walks Thames Valley
  • This work is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes at Dorchester, Goring, Reading, Wargrave, Cookham, Little Marlow and Eton. It includes maps and photographs. Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Thames Path Cicerone Map Booklet
  • The Thames Path from the the river`s source to Erith in south-east London on mapping at 1:25,000 from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series in a pocket-size booklet from Cicerone Press. The 288km / 180-mile trail is presented with a route profile, plus summaries for each section showing GPS coordinates for the start and finish, distance and... Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
2016
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Thames Valley - 20 Country Walks For All The Family
  • An exciting new gift series of walking guides, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps. Each of the 20 walks have been carefully selected to appeal to family walkers, most are circular and none are too strenuous. Each walk... Lire la suite
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Batsford's Walking Guides: Thames Valley
  • An exciting new gift series of walking guides, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps. Each of the 20 walks have been carefully selected to appeal to family walkers, most are circular and none are too strenuous. Each walk... Lire la suite
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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... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wondering the Thames
  • The author walked the length of the Thames River in England from its source in rural Gloucestershire to the flood barrier in London. Along the way, solitude enhanced curiosity and big questions kept popping up. Where are all the annoying bugs? How could a clergyman afford a house this big? What is Coade stone? Does this river flood? Why were... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wondering the Thames
  • The author walked the length of the Thames River in England from its source in rural Gloucestershire to the flood barrier in London. Along the way, solitude enhanced curiosity and big questions kept popping up. Where are all the annoying bugs? How could a clergyman afford a house this big? What is Coade stone? Does this river flood? Why were... Lire la suite
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  • England Coast Path Adventure Map - Minehead to Brean Down
  • 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 Minehead to Brean Down Adventure Map covers a 58 mile (93km) section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast.... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Thames Path | Harvey Maps
  • 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... Lire la suite
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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... Lire la suite
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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... Lire la suite
» Click to close
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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... Lire la suite
  • Also available from:
  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • 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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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,... Lire la suite
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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,... Lire la suite
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,... Lire la suite
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