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Address: Signal Court | Old Station Way, Witney OX29 4TL, England
Phone Number: 01865 810224
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A 184-mile path winding from the river's source in rural Gloucestershire to...

A 184-mile path winding from the river's source in rural Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier in London.

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On our English holiday I took three days out of our London time to walk from Hampton Court to the Flood Barrier, around 65 kms. These sections were had good public transport... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our English holiday I took three days out of our London time to walk from Hampton Court to the Flood Barrier, around 65 kms. These sections were had good public transport access. Best bits were Hampton Court to Richmond and London Bridge to Greenwich.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Although strictly speaking you are not supposed to ride the path on a bike, you pass few people and there is plenty of room for everyone. It is a very nice ride in summer. I did it over 2 days. The path is mostly well signposted and in good condition. The only hills were just outside of Reading.

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Kiama, Australia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We are two Australians who recently walked from Lechlade to London, about 270kms. Five years ago we walked the Camino so the flatness of this walk was much appreciated. The only hilly section is just east of Goring and isn't too prolonged but goes through lovely forest areas high above the river. Walking into cities and towns such as Windsor,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I was house sitting for friends for two weeks in Oxfordshire and had lots of time to explore the area. I especially enjoyed the Thames Path National Trail. A really lovely walk--along the Thames and through fields with sheep. Very English countryside. Lots of friendly people out and about. A really wonderful way to begin my holiday.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A great place to relax and walk along the famous river Thames, plenty of signs to follow and you can walk for as long or far as you like.

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Bolton
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Doing the Thames path in stages just finished 6! From source to Wallingford.Beautiful countryside along the way.Passing the locks the keepers are so friendly and have met some lovely walkers along the way. I am using the official trail guide by David Sharp and Tony Gowers £12.99 .Worth the money, I take pages out I need for my stages to... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fabulous walk. Ambled about eight miles at a relaxed pace for about four hours. Saw a clean London. Excellent paths and sometimes diverted on to short stretches of road. Very well marked so you never get lost. Lewisham stretch was a little manky. Superb views across the river to Isle of Dogs, and the City. Attractions en route include Greenwich... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We have walked stretches of the Thames path before and decided this time to walk from the O2 at North Greenwich to London Bridge. During the early parts there isn't much to see and you are redirected around housing estates and businesses which is very off putting. It's not until you get to the Cutty Sark that the interest is... More 

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Lincoln
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We walked from Imperial Wharf to Battersea, crossed the river and along to Albert Bridge, then back via Battersea to Wandsworth Bridge, across and back to Imperial Wharf. There are some lovely little parks and gardens along the route, as well as some very expensive looking apartments. Some of the path isn't along the river but it's well sign posted... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I know you are not supposed to but I have ridden this trail on my mountain bike from Oxford to Windsor. It is a lovely way to see English countryside and appreciate England away from the crowds. The path varies from well kept paths areas around towns to open fields and forested areas. It is well sign posted and quite... More 

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