The Thames Path is 184 miles long and follows the river downstream from its source at Thames Head near Kemble to the Thames Barrier in the city of London.

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Difficulty

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Severe

Description

It is a splendid and popular riverside trail leading from the rural Cotswolds to the capital through beautiful countryside and fascinating urban areas such as Oxford, Henley, Windsor and Greenwich.

A path along the Thames was among the original list of long distance routes proposed by the Hobhouse Committee in 1948 and was subsequently keenly supported by the Ramblers' Association, who published David Sharp's first guide to the route in 1981.

It was finally opened as a National Trail in 1996.