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Walking along the Thames Path National Trail

Take a stroll along the Thames Path, the 294 km (184 miles) of national trail stretch from the source of the River Thames in the Cotswolds to the sea.

The trail passes through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages and historic towns. Finally, it cuts through the heart of London to finish at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich. For detailed information about the Thames Path, visit the National Trails website.

Find more information about the towns and villages you can explore with a walk on the River Thames including Reading, Marlow, MaidenheadCookham, Oxford, Cricklade, Lechlade and Henley. Visit the historic market towns of Abingdon and Wallingford and the lovely village of Kelmscott where William Morris lived and found inspiration for his works. If you're looking for attractions or accommodation near your walk, our map of the River Thames shows some of the best choices along its path.

In September 2014, The Rt Revd John Pritchard inaugurated the route with a ten-day pilgrimage. The 104-mile Thames Pilgrim Way is a brand new pilgrim route running through the heart of the Diocese of Oxford, covering Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. In September 2014  the, marking the end of his ministry as Bishop of Oxford. But the intention is that the route offers walkers of this part of the Thames Path a different dimension to a much-loved and well-trodden route.

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Thames Path National Trail

Upstream of Marlow, River Thames

The Thames Path National Trail is a wonderful way to explore the River Thames. This long distance walking route starts at the source of the river in...