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Thames Path

Thames Path

A scenic walk following the development of the River Thames from a stream in Kemble all the way to the sea.

5 to 23 nights
88-191 miles
Easy / Moderate to Strenuous

From £545 per person

About the trail

The Thames Path National Trail follows the second longest river in Great Britain from its source in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier where it meets the sea, taking in a wealth of beautiful and varied sights along the way.

The walk features a mixture of river banks, fields, woodlands and charming settlements as it journeys through the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, before winding towards the iconic capital city of London. With a unique mix of rural landscapes and urban stretches, complimented by a wide range of amazing scenery, fascinating history and intriguing architecture, a walking holiday along the Thames Path offers interesting attractions to appeal to every walker.

Your overnight stops along this trail will more commonly be pubs and inns rather than B&Bs.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the Thames Path

“Loved the surroundings, history, the solitude.”
Ms Krupa, USA
“We had a great time, and VERY appreciative of the timely support and help after starting our holiday.”
Mrs Melby, USA
“Overall holiday was excellent, will highly recommend Contours.”
Mr Whittle, UK
“Just got back from our fantastic holiday walking the Thames Path. All places we stayed were easy to find and our bags were always there when we arrived. All in all we have had a brilliant holiday so thank you so much for your excellent organising and communication - we will be in contact for our next walk!”
Mrs Parker, UK
“All arrangements made by Contours worked perfectly.”
Mr McNeill, UK
“Sceneries not always as scenic as during mountain walks, but lots of nice villages, pretty churches, splendid houses; quiet and most enjoyable riversides with lots of birds. Already thinking of where to go next!”
Mr Lallemant, France
“B&Bs were all good, some easier to find than others. Very scenic walk.”
Mrs Price, USA
“It has been a special trip and a very good one. We travel all over the world and this trip was one of a kind, though difficult. Thank you.”
Mr Bartal, Israel
“It was great having interesting hotels/accommodation arranged and having our bag transport sorted.”
Mrs Denney, Australia
"Bridge over the River Thames" by Kate Cutler (2017)
"On the Thames Path from Swindon to Highworth" by Kate Cutler (2017)