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, 87km
Thames Valley Parkway, 35km
Thames Path - alternate, 3.5km
Thames Path - northern bank, 47km

Evaluations

Evaluation 7.0 | 2 votes | No 29. 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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Thames Path Map Booklet
  • Map of the 180 mile (288km) Thames Path National Trail, from London's Thames Barrier to the river's source near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on OS 1:25,000 maps. The easy riverside route takes around two weeks to walk. 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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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Cicerone Press
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 2-day walk, as well as shorter route options for those who want a less strenuous day out. Lire la suite
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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
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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walks along the Thames Path
  • Featuring 25 circular walks, Walks along the Thames Path, takes in beautiful countryside, busy towns, historic palaces and cost pubs, with nearby places of interested included as optional extras. The fascinating text reveals the architecture, flora and fauna, cultural points of interest and historical connections to be found en route. As the... 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
  • 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
  • Thames Path in London: Hampton Court to Crayford Ness National Trail
  • Thames Path in London, an 80-km / 50 mile route from Hampton Court across London to the Thames Barrier and along the Thames Path Extension to Crayford Ness. The course of the path, along both banks of the river between Teddington and Greenwich, is highlighted on street plan extracts which also show locations of riverside pubs and nearby tube or... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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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
  • 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... Lire la suite
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Cartes

Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
  • Map of London & Pathfinder Bundle
  • Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps of London Map sheet number 173 in the OS Explorer map series is the ideal map to use when visiting the north of the capital. Visitors to this area can enjoy the sights and sounds of the city or head to one of the many riverside walks and pockets of countryside. Highlights of the area include: City of London,... Lire la suite
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
  • Map of London - Urban Walk guide
  • This brand new OS Urban Map will help you discover London's secrets, including the Royal Parks and the Thames Path. Pocket sized, and coming with its own protective slip case, this double-sided map has everything you need to discover the hidden (and not so hidden) green spaces in Great Britain's capital. On one side are the Royal Parks:... Lire la suite
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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... 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Thames Path A-Z 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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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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
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelkaart Adventure Atlas Thames Path | A-Z Map Company
  • 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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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
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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... 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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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path Complete
  • A self guided walking tour from The Cotswolds into the city of London. Walk England’s Thames Path, a National Trail, following footpaths through varying landscapes from its rural source in the Cotswolds, all the way into the capital city of London. The Thames is a river that is responsible for London’s very existence and as John Elliott Burns... Lire la suite
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path West - The Cotswolds
  • A self guided walking tour from The Cotswolds into the city of Oxford. Walk England’s Thames Path West through the Cotswolds, where it originates, into one of the world’s most historic university cities, Oxford. On this stretch of the Thames Path, a National Trail, you will experience classically British rural landscapes; meadows, woodland... Lire la suite
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path Central - Oxford to Windsor
  • A self guided walking tour from along the River Thames from Oxford to Windsor. Follow riverside trails on England’s Thames Path, a National Trail, from the university city of Oxford to Windsor. As John Elliott Burns (1858-1943) said, “The Thames is liquid history”. It has inspired authors, poets and painters alike and you can contemplate life... Lire la suite
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path Short Break: Oxford to Pangbourne
  • A self guided short break walking tour from Oxford to Pangbourne. Take a short break walking England’s Thames Path, a National Trail, from the university city of Oxford to the captivating village of Pangbourne. Oxford is one of the world’s most famous university cities, the oldest college buildings dating back to 1300, generally honey-coloured... Lire la suite
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path Short Break: Henley-on-Thames to Windsor
  • A self guided short break walking tour from Henley-on-Thames to Windsor. Take a short walking break on England’s Thames Path, a National Trail, from the world-renowned regatta town of Henley-on-Thames to Windsor, home to the royal palace. As John Elliott Burns (1858-1943) said, “The Thames is liquid history”. It has inspired authors, poets... Lire la suite
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