The Thames Path

“THE THAMES PATH” by Leigh Hatts

The Thames Path National Trail traces the mighty River Thames from the sea to its source, covering 180 miles between the Thames Barrier in London to the river’s source near Cirencester. This guidebook provides full information andmapping for this easy riverside route, allowing you to discover the many and varied delights the river has to offer.

Opened in 1996, the Thames Path traces the route of the river from busy capital city and the sights of Central London to gently rural countryside and pretty villages on the way to its source in Gloucestershire. Along the way, the routepasses through Windsor, Reading and Oxford as well as several historic sites, including Greenwich, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, and Runnymede.

This guidebook features OS 1:50,000 scale mapping and route descriptions, together with comprehensive information about accommodation, facilities and transport links at every stage. A separate pocket-sized map booklet is included showing the full route on 1:25,000 scale OS maps, providing all the mapping needed to complete the trail in a compact and convenient form. Crammed with fascinating details about the places and features passed along the way, this guidebook makes a excellent companion as you explore the many faces of the Thames, from the rural quietness of its source to the bustle of its busy estuary.