Walks for All on the River Thames
To encourage everyone to make the most of the Thames Path, National Trails and the Environment Agency have published 12 walks along different parts of the River Thames, all with level and wide paths, gentle slopes and rest areas.
Each walk comes with a handy map and details about distance, type of surface and where to find accessible local refreshments and toilets, so everyone can decide which walks are right for them.
You can download the walks direct from links below or visit the National Trails Thames Path website for more information.
Location map - A map showing locations of all 12 accessible walks.
Neigh Bridge walk - Walk alongside a man-made lake in the Cotswold Water Park.
Lechlade-on-Thames walk - Walk along the River Thames with fine views and the opportunity to visit the first lock on the river, St Johns.
Abingdon walk - Walk along a wonderful stretch of the river including pleasant parkland with views of historic Abingdon.
Goring-on-Thames walk - Walk along a short stretch of riverside with views of lovely gardens and hills rising beyond the river and the historic settlement of Goring-on-Thames.
Pangbourne walk - Walk in meadows next to the river with glorious views of the wooded Chiltern Hills.
Reading walk - Walk along a lovely riverside path with a choice of open parkland upstream or urban promenade downstream.
Henley-on-Thames walk - A popular riverside path along one of the most famous stretches of the river.
Marlow walk - Paths alongside the river, busy with a range of boats in the sumer, and within a popular park in the heart of the lovely town of Marlow.
Maidenhead walk - A range of paths around this delightful, peaceful, wooded island in the middle of the River Thames.
Runnymede walk - A popular well-maintained park by the River Thames with plenty of short grass and play areas. Look out for the parakeets!
Penton Hook walk - A lovely, quiet secluded wooded island hidden away on the river with a number of routes to explore and the opportunity to fish.
Molesey walk - Pleasant paths along the banks of the River Thames through parkland with views of Garrick's Temple and islands.
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Fun on the River Thames doesn't always have to cost you. There are plenty of free ways to have a cheap day out with the kids on the River Thames. Take a stroll, get on your bike, catch a fish or play Pooh Sticks...
There really is so much to do on the river and nearby, that a day is not long enough. There are plenty of family-friendly places to stay nearby or on the river. Make your base at one of our family friendly hotels and you can discover history or enjoy a spot of camping...
Don’t forget there are endless ideas for adventure on the river. Check out our ideas for Great Family Days Out. The simplest way to explore the river is a rowing boat For a rainy day visit one of the Thames Valley Museums.