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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 £530 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 its unique mix of rural landscapes and urban stretches, complimented by a wide range of amazing scenery, fascinating history and intriguing architecture, this walk 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

“Overall holiday was excellent, will highly recommend Contours.”
Mr Whittle, UK
“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
“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
“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
“Thank you Contours for arranging this holiday for us and for accommodating our enforced change of plan due to health problems.”
Mrs Donley, 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
“All the accommodation was clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, thank you... Great holiday.”
Mrs Black, UK
“B&Bs were all good, some easier to find than others. Very scenic walk.”
Mrs Price, USA
"Bridge over the River Thames" by Kate Cutler (2017)
"On the Thames Path from Swindon to Highworth" by Kate Cutler (2017)