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294 km/184 miles  from Thames Head near Kemble, Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier, Charlton, London


Gentle, easy walking along England's best known river as it meanders from its source in Gloucestershire through several rural counties and on into the City of London. The Path passes peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and many lovely villages before finishing at the Thames Barrier in Woolwich.

Connecting Paths

Beeches Way, Beverley Brook Walk, Capital Ring, Chiltern Way, Colne Valley Way, D'Arcy Dalton Way, Grand Union Canal Walk, Greenwich Millennium Heritage Trails, Isle of Dogs Walkways, Kennet and Avon Walk, London Loop, Monarch's Way, Oxford Canal Walk, Oxfordshire Way, Ridgeway, Thames Down Link (for North Downs Way), Three Castles Path, Waterlink Way, Wey Navigation Towpath ( for North Downs Way)

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Explorer : 160, 161, 162 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 180
Landranger: 163, 164, 174, 175
, 176, 177
The way is shown on recent editions of these maps.

Tourist Information Centres


Abingdon 01235 522771; Cirencester 01285 654180; Faringdon 01367 242191; Henley-on-Thames 01491 578034; London, there are TICs at Bexley, Greenwich, Kingston, Richmond and several in central London; Maidenhead 01628 781110; Marlow 01628 483597; Oxford 01865 726871; Reading 0118 956 6226; Wallingford 01491 826972; Windsor 01753 743911; Witney 01993 775802

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