Thames Path Walking Holiday Upstream
London to Reading in 8 Days
7 nights and 6 days 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
8 Day itinerary
Walking Holiday in England
from London to Reading
via Greenwich, Westminster, Kew, Richmond, Windsor, Marlow, Henley on Thames
On this Thames Path walking holiday you walk 86 of the 180 miles of UK’s National Walking Trails. The walking holiday follows the whole meandering course of the River Thames from the Thames Barrier to Reading.
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.
The route passes through Reading and London which are great places 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.
On this English self-guided walking holiday you hike past some of the highlights of London’s great attractions, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court to name but a few.
London’s great river is full of surprises as its path flows gently from London to Reading. 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 Marlow 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.
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. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.
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 September 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.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.
Thames Path Walking Holiday
from London to Reading (upstream)
8 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights
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
Optional extra day in Richmond/Kew
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
8 day itinerary 7 nights
|Double or Twin |
travelling with others
All prices subject to change
Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location
Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Thames Path Walking Holiday 8 days
London to Reading
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability Supplement per person per night
Richmond on Thames
Richmond Gate Hotel
Richmond Hill Hotel
Warren Lodge Hotel
The Complete Angler
Crown Plaza Hotel
Thames Path Walking Holiday
Reading to London
Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
86 mile/138 kms
Min/max daily distance:
Average Daily distance:
The Kennet and Avon Canal
Windsor and Windsor Castle
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
Grand Union Canal Towpath
Please note the Windsor Horse Show will take place In Windsor from Thursday 12th May to Sunday 15th May 2022,
and the Windsor Triathalon will take place on Sunday 12th June 2022.
These events affect the availability of accommodation in Windsor and our ability to deliver your luggage.
Therefore when booking your walking holiday on this section of the Thames Path we suggest you avoid these dates.
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
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
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
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
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
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