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Address: Signal Court Old Station Way | 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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Quiet and remote part of Oxfordshire

About 20 of us walked a section of the Thames path near Northmoor. We saw one dog walker but apart from that we were on our own. There is some interesting riverside scenery along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2016
Andrew C
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Witney, United Kingdom
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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This part of the Thames Path trail is not shown on the older Ordnance Survey maps, and so it is worth checking out the latest route before you start. The old route went along a minor road, whilst this newer route goes alongside the Thames into Castle Eaton. The path is reasonably clear to walk, with proper footbridges, but cannot... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I have been doing this walk in small sections for many years. We love the variety of the walk and its SO different from one end to the other. Having walked from Oxford to Castle Eaton this week we have realised that it really is incredibly rural relatively close to Oxford and you have to watch out... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a converted barn, across from the trail besides the Thames in Clifton Hampden (the Barley Mow a short walk away over the bridge). The local shop; its owners are lovely. Highly recommend.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Every year we visit London for a few days and each year we walk one section of the Thames Path. We have already walked from Hampton Court to Greenwich and this year we walked from Woolwich to Greenwich. The path is well marked, never far from the Thames and always interesting. You start at the Thames barrier and beside old... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I loved walking the Thames path. Its the best walk I've taken in years. Its a lovely walk along the river pathway, through kissing gates past water meadows... i loved the nice pub lunches had along the way.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great path along the river in the british countryside. I had a 10-mile run this morning, also great for a nice walk. Fabulous path, did not see a car in 1h15 ! Only saw swans, geese, birds, sheep :-) Nice running route with typical red-brick houses just between green grass and the river. I enjoyed a lot. You get there... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

About 20 of us walked a section of the Thames path near Northmoor. We saw one dog walker but apart from that we were on our own. There is some interesting riverside scenery along this stretch, but you may have to walk down from one of the nearby villages to reach this part of the Thames. It helps if you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I've walked parts of the Thames path before, but our recent walk from Goring to Pangbourne was the most unpleasant walk I've ever taken. I looked forward to a lovely walk along the river but instead had to contend with an ill-kept and often flooded pathway. The soil is clay and can suck the boots right off your feet. I... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 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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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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