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Thames Path National Trail

Signal Court | Old Station Way, Witney OX29 4TL, England
01865 810224
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Witney
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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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We walked from Oxford to Abingdon. The first steps are near the railway station, and we thought: "Well, it is very dirty because of it!". Walking on, you find no trash-bins, and a lot of plastic bottles and empty packets of crisps and everything else you can imagine on the path! There are many stinging nettles on the path too...... More

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was probably one of the most enjoyable and stress free vacations I've ever taken. We started in Oxford, taking the train to Kemble where we backpacked to the stone marking the Thames source then backtracked down the Thames path and our first stop in Cricklade. During the following 3 days we walked to Lechlade, then Newbridge and finally Oxford.... More

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Carlisle
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We walked the 200 miles in total over 16 days in Aug 2014. It was good to go from the wide open spaces at the start near Didcot to the widening and watering of the River Thames as it gained momentum to Lechlade the head of navigation where the first boats were seen. It passes some lovely villages/towns, many with... More

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Oxford, UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In Oxford we are fortunate to have many rivers, which add a great deal of beauty to the city. I particularly enjoy the Thames towpath from close to the rail station in Oxford, through to Donnington Bridge. You can see wildlife, lots of plants, pick blackberries at this time of year, see activity at Osney lock, have a quiet drink... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Enjoyed a walk from Tower Bridge down to Blackfriars Bridge in hot sunshine. Although the path takes you away from the banks of the river Thames in places, you soon get back onto it. It is fascinating to see the various old wharves on the south bank, as well as having great views of the Shard, Shakespeare's Globe, the Tate... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
339 reviews 339 reviews
45 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction 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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