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Walking Holiday in England on
The Thames Path
between London and Thameshead
via Greenwich, Westminster, Kew, Richmond, Windsor, Marlow,
Henley on Thames, Goring, Oxford and Cricklade

Walking holiday on Thames Path
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The Thames Path is 180 miles long and one of UK's National Walking Trails. The walking holiday can be walked in either direction and follows the whole meandering course of the River Thames from its source in the Cotswolds at Thames Head to the Thames Barrier. The hiking route is a great first walking holiday experience as it is easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route. The Thames Path walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your walking holiday in Southern England.
Suggested Tour Duration:
13 days walking
14 nights
Total Distance:
180 miles
Min/max daily distance:
11/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
14 miles
Grading:
easy
Features:

Thames Barrier
Tower of London
St Paul's Cathedral
Houses of Parliament
London Eye
London Wetlands Centre
Kew Gardens
Hampton Court
Windsor Castle
Walking holiday on Thames Path
The route passes through the cities of London and Oxford which are great places to visit, with good shopping, restaurants and pubs.
This walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England's history mixed with the modern UK of today. This is a gentle walk, full of contrasts, with bustling cities and quiet river banks.
This is a popular walking tour, so we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day
hiking and sightseeing.
On this English self guided walking holiday you hike past some of the highlights of London's great attractions, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court to name but a few.
London's great river is full of surprises as its path flows gently from its source and the stunning Cotswolds. On the Thames Path tour you walk through some of Southern England's most historic landscapes, full of wildlife and heritage. The highlights of Windsor and Oxford are en-route so why not take rest days to explore the many galleries and museums, and take advantage of the fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.
Thames Path
Thames Path
Downstream: 3 Itineraries
Kemble to London
Kemble to Reading, or
Reading to London
Thames Path Downstream walking holiday
Thames Barrier on walking holiday on Thames Path Thames Path
Upstream: 3 Itineraries
London to Source
London to Reading
Reading to Source
Thames Path Upstream walking holiday
  Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Kemble/Thameshead
Day 2: Thameshead to Cricklade
             12 miles
Day 3: Cricklade to Lechlade
             11 miles
Day 4: Lechlade to Newbridge
             16 miles
Day 5: Newbridge to Oxford
            13 miles
Optional Day 1:
              extra day in Oxford
Day 6: Oxford to Sutton Courtenay
             11 miles
Day 7: Sutton Courtenay to Cholsey
            15 miles
Day 8: Cholsey to Reading
           15 miles
Day 9: Depart,
             or  Reading to Marlow
            17 miles
Day 10:
Marlow to Windsor
               15 miles
Optional Day 2:
               extra day in Windsor
Day 11: Windsor to Shepperton
               12 miles
Day 12: Shepperton to Richmond
               14 miles
Day 13: Richmond to Pimlico
               14 miles
Day 14: Pimlico to Thames Barrier
              14 miles
Optional Day 3:
               extra day in London
Day 15: Depart after breakfast
  Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at London
Optional Day 1:
             extra day in London
Day 2: Thames Barrier to Pimlico
             14 miles
Day 3: Pimlico to Richmond
             14 miles
Day 4: Richmond to Shepperton
             14 miles
Day 5: Shepperton to Windsor
            12 miles
Optional Day 2:
             extra day in Windsor
Day 6: Windsor to Marlow
             15 miles
Day 7: Marlow to Reading
            17 miles
Day 8: Depart,
             or Reading to Cholsey
            15 miles
Day 9: Cholsey to Sutton Courtenay
            15 miles
Day 10:
Sutton Courtenay to Oxford
               11 miles
Optional Day 3:
            
extra day in Oxford
Day 11: Oxford to Newbridge
               13 miles
Day 12: Newbridge to Lechlade
               16 miles
Day 13: Lechlade to Cricklade
               11 miles
Day 14: Cricklade to Thameshead
              12 miles
Day 15: Depart after breakfast
Houses of Parliament on walking holiday on Thames Path
Kew Gardens on walking holiday on Thames Path
Hampton Court on walking holiday on Thames Path
Windsor Castle on walking holiday on Thames Path
Source of the Thames on walking holiday on Thames Path

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on The Thames Path

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed maps and itineraries
  • Guide book to Thames Path
You can walk this hiking tour over 13 days at about 14 miles per day. If you do not have a fortnight available, you can walk it in 2 separate weeks:
London to Reading, and Reading to Source.
This walking holiday in the UK operates year round and in either direction, upstream or downstream.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the path you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too. Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK.

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on The Thames Path

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
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How to get there
By Plane to London
By Car to London where parking is available
By Train / Bus to London or Kemble
What our customers say:
"All rooms were better than some of the singles I have stayed at in London in highly regarded hotels. Luggage transfers worked perfectly. I had a very good time. The booking and enquiry process was very good. Incredible trip."           Thomas Przybylski, Canada 2012


"Realy enjoyed the walk and stays in Thameside pubs. The arrangements all worked well and we will be happy to use Let's Go Walking again"        Paul and Janet Birch, UK 2011

"We were really impressed with the arrangements and attention to detail. Also the texts to let us know about the transfer to the Source. It all felt tailored to exactly our needs. Would certainly recommend you to others and use you again. Thank you"     
                   Lynn and Mark Preston, UK 2011
"Organisation was spot-on. We would pick Let's Go Walking anytime. They are the best company we have ever used for this sort of holiday. We have no qualms about telling friends/family to use their services. All the paperwork and booking information is done in a top professional way and the holiday could not have been bettered"    Susan Bourne, UK  2010
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