Walking Holiday in England on
The Thames Path is 180 miles long and one of UK's National Walking Trails. The walking holiday 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.
Source to London
13 days walking
Min/max daily distance:
Average Daily distance:
Tower of London
St Paul's Cathedral
Houses of Parliament
London Wetlands Centre
Day 1: Arrive at Kemble/Thameshead
Optional Day 1: extra day in Kemble
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 2: extra day in Oxford
Day 6: Oxford to Clifton Hampden 15 miles
Day 7: Clifton Hampden to Goring 15 miles
Day 8: Goring to Reading 11 miles
Day 9: Reading to Marlow 17 miles
Day 10: Marlow to Windsor 15 miles
Optional Day 3: extra day in Windsor
Day 11: Windsor to Shepperton 12 miles
Day 12: Shepperton to Richmond 14 miles
Day 13: Richmond to London Pimlico 14 miles
Day 14: London Pimlico to Thames Barrier 14 miles
Optional Day 4: extra day in London or Greenwich
Day 15: Depart after breakfast
| 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:
Source to Reading, and Reading to London.
This walking holiday in the UK operates from March to October and can also be walked upstream.
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.
|How to get there|
Plane to London
By Car to Source where parking is available
By Train / Bus to London or Kemble
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.
| The route passes
through the cities of Oxford and London 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.
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