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Thames Path National Trail

01865 810224
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Ranked #4,944 of 10,827 attractions in England
Type: Trails
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing, Hiking
Description: A 184-mile path winding from the river's source in rural Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier in London.
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Limerick, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Walked here with my friend on a lovely sunny day. Enjoyed the view and amazed at how the lock works. Early engineering inventions! Peaceful walk and loads of birds around including ducks... every thing around this place is relaxing! Highly recommended for all all ages... including pets.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We are two senior citizens who set a goal of walking the entire path. We have done from the Dartford Bridge to Windsor and from the source to Oxford. We have about 70 miles still to go and are planning the next leg. We have enjoyed the remoteness of the Lechlade to Oxford leg so much and have seen a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I've only walked 4 days at a time following the Thames Path and it wasn't easy: I walked around 6 hours every day carrying a heavy backpack and was completely dead by the time I reached the hotel or B&B, but I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. We started the path on June and it was perfect: sunny but... More

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Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
34 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This path runs for 40 miles or so, and we have only ever done certain parts in central London. We regularly do the Southbank section, or the Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf section, taking in St Katherine's dock and the Prospect of Whitby. Today we tried the Rotherhithe section. The views of the City are the best from this side,... More

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Purley, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Given the recent flooding, I decided to start at the London end rather than risk mushy paths in the upper reaches at the moment. The section from the Thames Barrier to Tower Bridge was a disaster and I would advise people not to bother with this bit, or to lower their expectations. The official start at the barrier Visitor Centre... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This review covers Kemble to Cricklade. I wasn't born in leggings and hiking boots, but nevertheless I feel I am quite fit and healthy. So many of the walks I undertake are possibly only suitable for outdoor types. The reason for flagging up the Thames Path is that it really would suit most people capable of putting one foot in... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Section one from source to Cricklade. Stayed at the Red Lion. Lovely traditional pub. Great Rooms with a full bath, appreciated at the end of the day's walk. No meals served Sunday night, a huge disappointment as the menu looked great. Had to settle for very ordinary curry elsewhere. Pity a cold collation was not on offer to guests. Breakfast... More

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United Kingdon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Thames National Trail is a tapestry of English history. I've just finished walking between Oxford and London in 13 easy stages, using public transport to access each end of my walk. I've seen interesting flora and fauna and passed through several important historical towns icluding Oxford, Abingdon, Wallingford, Reading, Henley, Marlow, Windsor, Hampton Court, Kingston, Richmond, Kew, Chelsea, Westminster... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Although the Thames Path is 180 miles, this review is for the section from London's Westminster Bridge to the Tower of London along the North Bank of the Thames. This is one of the best walks in London. The views are spectacular, the walk is well-marked, and their is much history to see along the way. If one is up... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I walked from Cheltenham - via Seven Springs and Cirencester and Kemble, then the Thames Path - to Tilehurst in April 2013. Overall the Thames Path is well marked and an interesting walk. I did find that some of the pubs and facilities referenced in books and maps are no longer open (the Horse and Jockey pub in Ashton Keynes... More

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