The Thames National Trail long distance path is 184 miles (294 Km) long.
The Thames National Trail follows the Thames from its source in the Cotswolds near Cirencester to the Thames Barrier just outside of London where the River Thames meets the sea. The trail offers a great variety of scenery from the initial meandering source through several rural counties to the heart of England’s capital London.
The Thames National Trail passes through the cities of Oxford and Reading as well as several historic market towns such as Abingdon, Lechlade and Henley. All along this trail are numerous riverside pubs, country houses, churches and an amazing variety of bridges dating from the 14th century to the present day.
There is a single map available covering the whole of the Thames Path National Trail called Thames Path XT40 map that is produced by Harvey Maps. Buy maps for the Thames Path National Trail from our shop.
There are 2 official guidebooks for the Thames Path National Trail is published by Aurum Press. The first guidebook is called Thames Path in the Country and covers the route from its source to Hampton Court on the edge of London. The second guidebook is called the Thames Path in London, and covers the route from Hampton Court through central London to the Thames Barrier. Buy guidebooks for the Thames Path National Trail from our shop.