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Useful Contacts

Boating

British Marine Federation (BMF) - The national trade association for the leisure and small commercial marine industry
Tel: +44 (0)1784 473377
Email: info@britishmarine.co.uk

BMF Thames Valley - The regional association of the BMF
Tel: +44 (0)1784 223634
Email: thamesvalley@britishmarine.co.uk

Passenger Boat Association (PBA) - A trade organisation dedicated to Britain’s passenger boat industry
Tel: +44 (0)1252 560027
Email: enquiries@passengerboats.co.uk

Waterscape - British Waterways official leisure website
Tel: +44 (0)1923 201120
Email: enquiries.hq@britishwaterways.co.uk

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
Tel: +44 (0)2380 604100

The Association of Thames Yacht Club (ATYC)

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA)
Tel: +44 (0)1494 783453
Email: iwa@waterways.org.uk

IWA Guildford & Reading Branch
Tel: +44 (0)1932 401505
Email: guildford@waterways.org.uk

IWA Oxfordshire Branch
Email: oxfordshire@waterways.org.uk

EasyTide - Online tidal predictions 

General River Thames Information

The River Thames Society
Protecting the natural beauty of the River Thames and its adjacent lands and buildings, and promoting use of the river for all purposes
Tel: +44 (0)1491 612456
Email: admin@riverthamessociety.org.uk

The Thames Path National Trail
The official guide to the Thames Path National Trail
Tel: +44 (0)1865 810224
Email: Thames.Path@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Thames Landscape Strategy
Tel: +44 (0)20 8940 0654

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Tel: +44 (0)1823 337900

Thames Anglers' Conservancy

Navigation Authorities

Non-tidal River Thames (Environment Agency)
Tel: 03708 506 506** (Mon-Fri, 8am - 6pm)
Email: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk
Floodline: 0845 602 6340

River Thames Tideway (Port of London Authority)
Tel: +44 (0)1474 562200

For more information about making the most of the tidal River Thames you can also visit: www.boatingonthethames.co.uk

River Wey (National Trust)
Tel: +44 (0)1483 561389
Email: riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Kennet and Avon Canal (British Waterways)
Tel: +44 (0)1380 722859
Email: enquiries.kennetavon@britishwaterways.co.uk

Oxford Canal (British Waterways)
Tel: +44 (0)1788 890666

The River Thames connects to over 2000 miles of Britain's inland waterways. For links to other waterway managers visit the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities at www.aina.org.uk.

Attractions & Tourist Information

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead - For details about the Royal Borough and its many attractions visit www.windsor.gov.uk. Assistance with booking somewhere to stay is also available by telephoning the special Accommodation Hotline on +44 (0)1753 743907, Fax on +44 (0)1753 743911 or e-mail.

Visit Oxfordshire's website, www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com is a mine of information about places to visit, attractions, walking and places to stay in Oxford and Oxfordshire. Oxford Visitor Centre's friendly staff  offer excellent walking tours, discounted attraction tickets, a personal bed booking service, and have an encyclopaedic knowledge of what's on where. Tel +44 (0)1865 252200.

West Oxfordshire Cotswolds - A comprehensive site providing information on a variety of attractions to help you plan activities and enjoy the area - www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org.

Visit South Oxfordshire - www.visitsouthoxfordshire.co.uk. A very useful website containing information on all the main towns and some of the villages in South Oxfordshire - including their history, attractions to visit, events to attend, places to eat and things to do. The site also offers an on-line accommodation booking service.

Visit Buckinghamshire - A useful site providing information on a variety of attractions and activities in the area as well as event listings, town information, and Tourist Information Centre details www.visitbuckinghamshire.org.

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