A walk along the river. Fact File Length: 288km Start: Near Kemble, Gloucestershire (the source of the River Thames) Finish: Thames Barrier, Woolwich, London Terrain: Gentle level walking along the riverbank through farmland, villages, towns and cities. Easy to follow. Attractions: Good access by bus and train, many historic towns and houses along the way. The trail follows England's best known river for 294 km / 184 miles as it meanders from its source in Gloucestershire through several rural counties and on into the bustle of the City of London. On its way the Path passes peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and many lovely villages, finishing at the Thames Barrier in Woolwich. Easy to reach by public transport, the Thames Path is accessible for walkers of all ages and abilities. This National Trail can be enjoyed in many ways, whether for an afternoon's stroll, a weekend's break or a full scale, but relatively gentle, trek of its whole length. - From the Countryside Agency

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Thames Path
Official guide to the route following the Thames from its source in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier. Includes mapping, advice and FAQ.
The Thames Path National Trail
Describes the trail in sections with photographs and mileage.
The Thames Path Project
The diary of a project to walk the length of the Thames Path National Trail. Includes photos and information about the Trail and the River Thames.
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