Thames Path - West
The Thames Path National Trail follows England 's most famous river from its source in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier where the River Thames meets the sea. The western section of the trail offered here follows the river from its source near Cirencester to Pangbourne near Reading , where the Thames changes from a rural river to a major urban waterway. As it traces the development of the Thames from a tree-shaded hollow in a remote Cotswold meadow to a stream and then a navigable river, the route passes through a tranquil landscape of river banks bordered by willow and alder, water meadows grazed by cattle and sheep, fields planted with crops, hedgerows, woodland, and attractive unspoilt villages. The trail also passes through several historic market towns and cities including Lechlade, a beautiful Cotswold town whose wealth, derived from trade on the Thames, is reflected in its magnificent 'wool church'; Abingdon, one of England's most beautiful towns with its magnificent County Hall; Dorchester dominated by its great abbey church; and Oxford, all gothic towers, echoing quadrangles, wide streets and beautiful buildings of honey-coloured stone.
Ancient riverside inns, imposing country houses, a wealth of churches and the amazing variety of bridges dating from the 14th century to the present day add to the charm of this wonderful walk.
- Admiring the riverside wildflowers through the tranquil walk from Kemble to Pangbourne.
- Following the iconic River Thames through the quintessentially English countryside of the Cotswolds.
- Visiting the beautiful historic towns and cities along the route, including Lechlade and the University City of Oxford.
|Total Distance||87.5 miles (140 km)|
|Start and Finish||Kemble to Pangbourne|
|Tour Code||Itinerary||Tour Price|
|TPW1||6 nights, 5 days walking||£500 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|TPW2||7 nights, 6 days walking||£580 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|TPW3||8 nights, 7 days walking||£650 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|TPW4||9 nights, 8 days walking||£740 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, the following charges apply:|
|Solo Walker Supplement:||£35 per person / per night|
|Single Supplement:||£22 per person / per night|
|You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops. For each extra night add £50 per person. All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.|
|The price that you pay includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour, maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.|