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Thames Path National Trail

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Address: Signal Court | Old Station Way, Witney OX29 4TL, England
Phone Number: 01865 810224
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Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing, Hiking
Description: A 184-mile path winding from the river's source in rural Gloucestershire...
A 184-mile path winding from the river's source in rural Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier in London.
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Walk through history, day after day

We live on a farm. We work in cities. We climb in the mountains. We love long walks. The Thames Path called when twice-a-year work at Heathrow found us. At first it seemed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Redmond, Washington, United States
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Redmond, Washington, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We live on a farm. We work in cities. We climb in the mountains. We love long walks. The Thames Path called when twice-a-year work at Heathrow found us. At first it seemed convenient and right to start at the Barrier Dam east of London and march to the source in The Cotswolds. After the first several sections, we decided... More 

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Kinver, West Midlands, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I walked the upper 100+ miles from the source near Cirencester to Henley-on-Thames, camping overnight along the way. The route is well way-marked and straightforward. As with many national trails it does occasionally dump you on a busy road or round a detour, but these are infrequent. Camping options are regular on the route as are B and B's, although... More 

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Beverley, England
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67 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We have previously walked the north bank Greenwich to Westminster which is a cracking walk along the river. This visit we did Putney Bridge to Westminster on the South Bank, We also invested (well worth it) in the National Trail Guide - Thames Path cost £12.99 before our visit. This is of great value as it has detailed maps on... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we walked the section from Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf and it was super. Lots to see, and very good if you have done a little history 'homework' beforehand.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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131 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Thames is fascinating in its early stages, bearing in mind how large it is by the time it reaches London. The trail in Oxfordshire is however tricky to follow at times, and sometimes has to leave the river bank for quite some way.Also transport between starting and finishing points can be quite awkward. having said that, it is still... More 

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SandhurstBerkshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We walked along the path from Standlake to the pub by the river it was a warm day and a nice walk.Parts were wet so needed care but on the whole some nice views.

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Winchester
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Luckily we noted on our map that this part of the Thames Path is routed along a road. However, when we saw what a dangerous road it was, we avoided this part all together. I gather a path is being constructed away from the road.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Beautiful views a truly lovely way to see this part of rural England. Sometimes the guide book was a little vague on direction.

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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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