Walk the Landscape
Walking Holidays and Hiking Tours in the glorious English Cotswolds and the heart of England - where nature and history come to life
The Thames Path at Letchlade

National Trail Acorn LogoThe Thames Path


The Thames Path National Trail, one of only 15 National Walking Trails in England and Wales, follows the route of the Thames from its source close to Cirencester in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier near its outlet to the sea

Self-guide and we will book accommodation and organise luggage transfers, saving you time, ensuring you quality accommodation and allowing you to relax and enjoy your holiday

Check out our photos of the Thames Path  on Flickr

Our whole trip was very well organised and all our connections worked impeccably. We can highly recommend Walk the Landscape for the complete Thames Path. Tony and Lesley Schlencker, Australia, 2012

Very prompt and thorough. Accommodation along the way was great. Doug Tweed, Canada, 2012


Walking trail distance: 184 miles (294 km) in full
Grade: Easy, as the path is flat following the route of the river and rarely leaves the riverbank.
Average duration: up to 9 days to walk from Cricklade to Henley on Thames, and 15 days from the source to the Thames Barrier.
Prices: Please click here for our prices and to see what's included

Canary Wharf from the Thames Path at Wapping Bridge, LondonThe River Thames had been the artery and hub of activity for the south of England since man settled in Britain.   The walk along the Thames from its source provides a delightful and lasting impression of this mighty river from a mere trickle in open water meadows to a navigable waterway at Henley.  The river passes through rich farming land and prosperous historic towns such as Abingdon, Dorchester and Wallingford that have derived much of their wealth from this aquatic thoroughfare. 
The Thames has also inspired authors and artists. For example, Kenneth Graham wrote Wind in the Willows after observing the wildlife in the river from its towpath and William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement, found a retreat and summer home at Kelmscot Manor on the banks of the Thames near Lechlade.

 

Thames Path map

Towns and villages along the route

Miles

Km

The Source

0

0

Lechlade

23

37

Oxford

54

86

Wallingford

77

124

Reading

95

153

Henley

104

168

Windsor

127

205

Hampton Court

146

236

Richmond

155

250

Westminster

171

276

Greenwich

180

289

Thames Barrier

184

295

Links: TheThamesPath

We book accommodation and arrange luggage transfers for independent self-guided tours along the Thames Path leaving you to relax and enjoy the hike.  Our price for two people sharing starts from £75 per person per night (exluding international transaction fees) based on shared B&B accommodation.  Other prices  depend on the size of the group and the section of the Thames Path walked.

Check out our Standard Tours with walking distances of 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 km) per day and also our special tours including The Source to Oxford at less than 10 miles per day and The Thames Path in 8 Days.

Phone: +44(0)1295 811003 / mobile: +44(0)7718 660070 or email Anne to book or for more information on the Thames Path National Trail