Thames Path Walking Holiday Upstream
Reading to Source in 9 Days
8 nights and 7 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
9 Day itinerary
Walking Holiday in England
from Reading to ThamesHead (Source of The River Thames)
via Marlow, Henley on Thames, Goring, Oxford and Cricklade
On this Thames Path walking holiday you walk 96 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 Reading to its source in the Cotswolds at Thames Head.
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 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.
England’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 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.
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 April to September and in either direction.
These 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 England or the UK. 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 Reading to Source (upstream)
9 day itinerary
7 days walking and 8 nights
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
9 day itinerary 8 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 9 days
Reading to Source
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability Supplement per person per night
Crown Plaza Hotel
The Complete Angler
Head of the River
Manor House Guest House
Royal Oxford Hotel
Red Lion Inn
Thames Path Walking Holiday
Source to Reading
Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
95 miles/152 kms
Min/max daily distance:
Average Daily distance:
Cotswold Villages and Inns
The River Thames
The Oxford Canal
The Kennet and Avon Canal
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
Please note the Royal International Air Tattoo will take place at RAF Fairford between Friday 15th and Sunday 17th July 2022.
This affects the availability of accommodation in Cricklade and Lechlade,
and our ability to deliver your luggage (days affected depending on itinerary).
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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