Thames Path Walking Holiday
RELAXED PACED
from Oxford to Windsor in 7 days
6 nights and 5 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path Walking Holiday
in England

RELAXED PACED
from Oxford to Windsor
via, Oxford, Goring, Reading, Henley on Thames and Marlow

On this Thames Path walking holiday you walk 74 miles of the 180 miles of one of UK’s National Walking Trails. The walking holiday follows the meandering course of the River Thames from Oxford to Windsor.

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

The Thames Path walking holiday hiking route is a great first walking holiday experience as it is easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route.
The route starts in the city of Oxford which is a great place to visit, with good shopping, restaurants and pubs.

This Thames Path walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England’s history mixed with the modern UK of today. This is a gentle walk, full of contrasts, with bustling cities and quiet river banks.

London’s great river is full of surprises as its path flows gently from its source and the stunning Cotswolds. On the Thames Path tour you walk through some of Southern England’s most historic landscapes, full of wildlife and heritage. The highlights of Windsor and Oxford are en-route so why not take rest days to explore the many galleries and museums, and take advantage of the fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.

The Thames Path walking holiday connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Thames Path Walking Holiday
Oxford to Windsor
Suggested Tour Duration
:
10 nights, 9 days walking
Total Distance:
74 miles/118 kms
Min/max daily distance:
5.5/11 miles
Average Daily distance:
8 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Oxford
The Oxford Canal
The Kennet and Avon Canal
Henley
Marlow
Windsor and Windsor Castle
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
Shakespeares Way
The Ridgeway
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath

  Thames Path Walking Holiday
RELAXED PACED
Walking Holiday in Southern England
from Oxford to Windsor
10 nights and 9 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Oxford

To start your walking holiday on The Thames Path walking trail you make your own way to Oxford. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday.The Thames Path intersects with Shakespeare’s Way and the Oxford Canal in Oxford.

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day(s): exploring Oxford
Oxford is a must for any visitor to the UK, with so much history and culture.

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Oxford to Abingdon         9.5 miles   15km
On the walk today is you past some Oxford famous riverside boat houses. Abingdon, one of Britain’s oldest towns dating back to 695. It is famous as the former home of MG cars and has many fine buildings and well worth spending some time to explore.

Day 3: Abingdon to Clifton Hampden        5.5 miles   9km
On the walk today Sutton Courtenay dates back to Norman times and has a fine Manor House and the grave of George Orwell in its churchyard. The thatched village of Clifton Hampden is picture postcard pretty and boasts The Barley Mow Inn mentioned in Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat.

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Clifton Hampden to Wallingford     8.5 miles   14km
Today you walk to Wallingford which has castle and fine old English inns. The famous Thames side town of Wallingford dates back to the Middle Ages .

Day 5: Wallingford to Goring        7 miles   11km
Today you walk to Goring which is mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086 . The parish church of St Thomas of Canterbury dates back to the 12th century and contains wood taken from HMS Thunderer one of Nelson’s ships at the battle of Trafalgar. The village offer a good selection of shops and inns.. The Thames Path connects with the Ridgeway at Goring.

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Goring to Reading        11 miles   18km
The Thames Path provides a pleasant route through to Reading. At Whitchurch, the walking route takes a short diversion up the only steep climb of the whole Thames Path. Walking on through the towns of Caversham and Purley, the town of Pangbourne is reached by walking through relaxing water meadows. The Thames Path connect with the Kennet and Avon Canal at Reading.

Day 7: Reading to Henley        9 miles   14km     
Walking on from Reading you pass Thames-Side Court which has a narrow gauge railway running alongside the river. Henley-on-Thames is famous for its rowing club and fine shops and pubs. 

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day(s): exploring Henley
Henley is a great place to spend an day exploring. Offering a fine selection of shops and resturants, the town has a gentle atmosphire. This is a great place to hire a boat or take a boat trip on the River Thames.

Day 8: Henley to Marlow       8.5 miles   14km

Walking on from Henley you pass  Temple Island provides a fine vista. Medmenham Abbey, a former Cistercian abbey dates back to the 13th century and Bisham Abbey is headquarters of the English Football team. Marlow is a riverside gem with a fine bridge, pleasant park and is a great place to explore. The Thames Path intersects with Shakespeare’s Way in Marlow.

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 9: Marlow to Maidenhead        7 miles   11km  
Walking out of Marlow you walk past Cliveden, the former home of the Astor family and made famous by the Profumo Affair. The large town of Maidenhead offers a selection of shops and resturants.

Day 10: Maidenhead to Windsor        8 miles   13km

Walking out of Maidenhead you walk past  fine riverside house at Oakley Court has been the location for many a film. Just before you reach Windsor is Eton, home of one of the world’s most famous schools. Windsor castle is well worth a visit and the town offers a great selection of interesting shops and resturants.

Thames Path Walking Holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day(s):  Exploring Windsor
There is so much to see in Windsor that it is worth spending an extra day/s to take in the architecture and atmostphere. Windsor is a highlight of this section of the Thames Path. A visit to the castle is a must! Why not take “The Long Walk” in Windsor Great Park or perhaps visit Lego Land Windsor.

Day 11: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring  Windsor
We can transfer you to your car or station.
We also offer this walking route in the upstream direction.

Thames Path Walking Holiday
RELAXED PACED

from Oxford to Windsor (downstream)
11 day itinerary
9 days walking and 10 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Oxford
Optional Day 1:   extra day in Oxford
Day 2: Oxford to Abingdon                      9.5 miles
Day 3: Abingdon to Clifton Hampden      5.5 miles
Day 4: Clifton Hampden to Wallingford   8.5 miles
Day 5: Wallingford to Goring                       7 miles
Day 6: Goring to Reading                             11 miles
Day 7: Reading to Henley                             9 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in Henley
Day 8: Henley to Marlow                         8.5 miles
Day 9: Marlow to Maidenhead                    7 miles
Day 10: Maidenhead to Windsor                 8 miles
Optional Day 3: extra day in Windsor
Day 11: Depart after breakfast

£1,190pp
dbl/twin

£1,630pp
single occ

£1,780pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Thames Path
Walking Holiday
Oxford to Windsor

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Oxford

double/twin

Single

Head of the River

 £79.50

£188.00

Manor House Guest House

£32.50

 £50.00

Randolph Hotel

£180.00

£320.00

Royal Oxford Hotel

 £67.50

£130.00

Marlow
The Complete Angler

double/twin
 £125.00

Single
£220.00

Windsor
Macdonald Windsor Hotel

double/twin
 £102.00

Single
£160.00

Harte & Garter Hotel

  £85.00

£130.00

What’s included
in your Thames Path Walking Holiday
in England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to Thames Path

Optional Extras
for your Thames Path Walking Holiday in England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Thames Path Walking Holiday in England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Thames Path Walking Holiday: How to get there:

  • By Plane  to Bristol, Birmingham or London where we can arrange transfer to London or Kemble etc
  • By Car to London or Kemble etc where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to London or Kemble etc

This 180 mile walking holiday along the River Thames is between the source at ThamesHead and the Thames Barrier in Greenwich. You walk via Oxford, Henley, Marlow, Hampton Court, Kew and London.

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking