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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
84-183 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

“All the accommodation was clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, thank you... Great holiday.”
Mrs Black, UK
“The walk was delightful. With good weather and the ease of doing a walk as flat as this over four walking days it is to be recommended. Contours provided exactly what is says on the tin.”
Mr Chesnick, UK
“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
“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
“It was great having interesting hotels/accommodation arranged and having our bag transport sorted.”
Mrs Denney, Australia
“On reflection, a good, varied selection of accommodations. Thanks for getting most nights on or close to trail to save extra effort. I had a great walk and the weather blessed me.”
Mr Garlick, UK
“Overall holiday was excellent, will highly recommend Contours.”
Mr Whittle, UK
“All arrangements made by Contours worked perfectly.”
Mr McNeill, UK
“We had a great time, and VERY appreciative of the timely support and help after starting our holiday.”
Mrs Melby, USA
"Bridge over the River Thames" by Kate Cutler (2017)
"On the Thames Path from Swindon to Highworth" by Kate Cutler (2017)