Walking Holiday in England on
On this walking holiday on the Thames Path you walk 96 miles of the 180 miles of one of UK's National Walking Trails. The walking holiday follows the meandering course of the River Thames from Reading to its source in the Cotswolds at Thames Head.
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.
Reading to Source
7 days walking
Min/max daily distance:
Average Daily distance:
Day 1: Arrive Reading
Day 2: Reading to Goring 11 miles
Day 3: Goring to Clifton Hampden 15 miles
Day 4: Clifton Hampden to Oxford 15 miles
Optional Day 1: extra day in Oxford
Day 5: Oxford to Newbridge 13 miles
Day 6: Newbridge to Lechlade 16 miles
Day 7: Lechlade to Cricklade 11 miles
Day 8: Cricklade to Thameshead 12 miles
Day 9: Depart after breakfast
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about this route can be found on our Upstream
London to Source Itinerary.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and can also be walked 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.
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Plane to London
By Car to London where parking is available
By Train / Bus to London or Kemble
route passes through Reading 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.
|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 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.|
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