Map of the 180-mile (288km) Thames Path National Trail, from London's Thames Barrier to the river's source near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. The easy riverside route takes around a fortnight to walk.
All the mapping you need to complete the 180 mile (288km) Thames Path National Trail, from London's Thames Barrier to the river's source in Gloucestershire.
An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The Thames Path - describes the full route with lots of other practical and historical information. NOTE: The accompanying guidebook includes a copy of this map booklet.
Divided into 20 stages, with each stage ranging from 4 to 16 miles, this gentle riverside walk takes roughly two weeks to complete.
This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been designed for convenient use on the trail. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the National Trail, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend. Conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack, it comes in a clear PVC sleeve and provides all the mapping needed to complete the trail.
Passing through London, Windsor and Oxford as well as rural countryside, this National Trail offers walkers a diverse range of landscapes and scenery. With excellent public transport services at each stage, this trail can also be completed in bite-size pieces – why not relish the route over several weekends throughout the year and discover the many moods of the Thames with the passing seasons?
Long distance walking
The River Thames is a constantly changing green corridor. While care must be taken during occasional winter flooding this is an all season walk always offering new rewards and views.
Greenwich, Southwark opposite St Paul's Cathedral in central London, Richmond-upon-Thames, Windsor, Henley, Reading, Abingdon, Oxford, Lechlade and Cricklade.
The route is described in 20 sections between 4 and 16 miles in length. This is a mainly flat walk with only one steep hill. East of Oxford, and especially in London, the paths are good and usually near public transport. The more challenging sections needing a little planning are upstream of Oxford.
- Must See
Takes the walker from the Thames Barrier in London to the source of the river in rural Gloucestershire; passes historic sites such as Greenwich, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, Runnymede, Windsor Castle and Oxford.