Thames Path Walking Holiday
in England upstream from London to the Cotswolds

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

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

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

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
from the Thames Barrier at Greenwich, to the source of the River Thames at ThamesHead in The Cotswolds
via the heart of London, Westminster, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Windsor, Marlow, Henley on Thames, Goring, Oxford and Cricklade

Enjoy a self-guided Thames Path walking holiday on the 180 mile Thames Path one of UK’s National Walking Trails from London to Thameshead in The Cotswolds. You pass through some of Southern England’s greatest attractions: The Cotswolds, Oxford, Windsor, Kew Gardens, Westminster, and the heart of London.

The route passes through the cities of London and Oxford which are great places to visit, with good shopping, restaurants and pubs.
This 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.

On this English self guided Thames Path walking holiday you hike past some of the highlights of London’s great attractions, The Thames Barrier, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, London Wetland Centre, Kew Gardens, and Hampton Court to name but a few.

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 can be walked in either direction, upstream or downstream, and follows the whole meandering course of the River Thames between its source in the Cotswolds at Thames Head to the Thames Barrier at Greenwich. The 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.

We offer 7 suggested itineraries for the Thames Path walking holiday, downstream and upstream:

Please see details below

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.

The Thames Path walking holiday connects with:

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
from London to Source (upstream)

via Windsor & Oxford
15 day itinerary
13 days walking and 14 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at London
Optional Day 1: extra day in London or Greenwich
Day 2: Thames Barrier to London Pimlico 14 miles
Day 3: London Pimlico to Richmond          14 miles
Optional Day : extra day in Richmond/Kew
Day 4: Richmond to Shepperton               14 miles
Day 5: Shepperton to Windsor                  12 miles
Optional Day : extra day in Windsor
Day 6: Windsor to Marlow                         15 miles
Day 7: Marlow to Reading                          17 miles
Day 8: Reading to Goring                            11 miles
Day 9: Goring to Clifton Hampden            15 miles
Day 10:
Clifton Hampden to Oxford          15 miles
Optional Day : extra day in Oxford
Day 11: Oxford to Newbridge                     13 miles
Day 12: Newbridge to Lechlade                 16 miles
Day 13: Lechlade to Cricklade                    11 miles
Day 14: Cricklade to Thameshead             12 miles
Optional Day : extra day in Kemble/ThamesHead
Day 15: Depart after breakfast

£1,666pp
dbl/twin

£2,282pp
single occ

£2,492pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location

Thames Path Walking Holiday
Source to London
Suggested Tour Duration
:
14 nights, 13 days walking
Total Distance:
180 miles/288 kms
Min/max daily distance:
11/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
14 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Cotswold Villages and Inns
The River Thames
Oxford
The Oxford Canal
The Kennet and Avon Canal
Henley
Marlow
Windsor and Windsor Castle
Hampton Court
Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Lambeth Palace, London
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben,
Tower Bridge
Tower of London
The London Eye
Westminster Abbey, London
The London Eye,
Royal Festival Hall, London
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
The Globe Theatre, London
Thames Barrier at Greenwich
Cutty Sark at Greenwich
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
Shakespeares Way
The Ridgeway
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
Grand Union Canal Towpath

Thames Path Walking Holiday
from London to Reading (upstream)
via Windsor
8 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at London or Greenwich
Optional Day 1: extra day in London or Greenwich
Day 2: Thames Barrier to London Pimlico 14 miles
Day 3: London Pimlico to Richmond           14 miles
Day 4: Richmond to Shepperton                 14 miles
Day 5: Shepperton to Windsor                    12 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in Windsor
Day 6: Windsor to Marlow                          15 miles
Day 7: Marlow to Reading                           17 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£833pp
dbl/twin

£1,141pp
single occ

£1,246pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location

Thames Path Walking Holiday
Source to Reading
Suggested Tour Duration
:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
95 miles/152 kms
Min/max daily distance:
11/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
14 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Cotswold Villages and Inns
The River Thames
Oxford
The Oxford Canal
The Kennet and Avon Canal
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
Shakespeares Way
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
The Ridgeway

Thames Path Walking Holiday
from Reading to Source (upstream)
via Oxford
9 day itinerary
7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Reading
Day 2: Reading to Goring                         11 miles
Day 3: Goring to Clifton Hampden         16 miles
Day 4: Clifton Hampden to Oxford         15 miles
Optional Day 1: extra day in Oxford
Day 5: Oxford to Newbridge                   14 miles
Day 6: Newbridge to Lechlade                16 miles
Day 7: Lechlade to Cricklade                   11 miles
Day 8: Cricklade to Thameshead             12 miles
Day 9: Depart after breakfast

£952pp
dbl/twin

£1,304pp
single occ

£1,424pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location

Thames Path Walking Holiday
Reading to London
Suggested Tour Duration
:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
86 mile/138 kms
Min/max daily distance:
12/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
14 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
The Kennet and Avon Canal
Henley, Marlow
Windsor and Windsor Castle
Hampton Court
Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Lambeth Palace, London
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben,
Tower Bridge, Tower of London
The London Eye
Westminster Abbey, London
Royal Festival Hall, London
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
The Globe Theatre, London
Thames Barrier at Greenwich
Cutty Sark at Greenwich
This route connects with:
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
Shakespeares Way
Grand Union Canal Towpath

Thames Path Walking Holiday
from London to Windsor (upstream)

6 day itinerary
4 days walking and 5 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive London or Greenwich
Optional Day(s): extra day in London or Greenwich
Day 2: Thames Barrier to Pimlico           14 miles
Day 3: London Pimlico to Richmond       14 miles
Optional Day(s): extra day in Richmond/Kew
Day 4: Richmond to Shepperton            13 miles
Day 5: Shepperton to Windsor               12 miles
Optional Day(s): extra day in Windsor
Day 6: Depart after breakfast

£595pp
dbl/twin

£815pp
single occ

£890pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location

Thames Path Walking Holiday
Windsor to London
Suggested Tour Duration
:
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
53 miles/85 kms
Min/max daily distance:
12/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Windsor and Windsor Castle
Hampton Court
Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Lambeth Palace, London
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben,
Tower Bridge, Tower of London
The London Eye
Westminster Abbey, London
Royal Festival Hall, London
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
The Globe Theatre, London
Thames Barrier at Greenwich
Cutty Sark at Greenwich
This route connects with:
Grand Union Canal Towpath

Thames Path Walking Holiday
from Windsor to Oxford (upstream)

7 day itinerary
5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Windsor
Optional Day 1:   extra day in Windsor
Day 2: Windsor to Marlow                     15 miles
Day 3: Marlow to Reading                      17 miles
Day 4: Reading to Goring                        11 miles
Day 5: Goring to Clifton Hampden        16 miles
Day 6: Clifton Hampden to Oxford         15 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in Oxford
Day 7: Depart after breakfast

£714pp
dbl/twin

£978pp
single occ

£1,068pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location

Thames Path Walking Holiday
Oxford to Windsor
Suggested Tour Duration
:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
74 miles/118 kms
Min/max daily distance:
11/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
15 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
from Oxford to Source (upstream)

6 day itinerary
4 days walking and 5 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Oxford
Optional Day: extra day in Oxford
Day 2: Oxford to Newbridge                   13 miles
Day 3: Newbridge to Lechlade                16 miles
Day 4: Lechlade to Cricklade                  11 miles
Day 5: Cricklade to Thameshead            12 miles
Day 6: Depart after breakfast

£595pp
dbl/twin

£815pp
single occ

£890pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location

Thames Path Walking Holiday
Source to Oxford
Suggested Tour Duration
:
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
53 miles/85 kms
Min/max daily distance:
11/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Cotswold Villages and Inns
The River Thames
Oxford
The Oxford Canal
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
Shakespeares Way

Thames Path Walking Holiday
RELAXED PACED
from Windsor to Oxford (upstream)

11 day itinerary
9 days walking and 10 nights

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

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

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.

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

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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