The Thames Path at Henley
through the Chiltern hills

The Thames Path

Introduction

The Thames Path follows England's best known river for 184 miles

Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles (294 km) from its source in the Cotswolds almost to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages in the Chilterns and Thames Valley, historic towns and cities, and finally cutting through the heart of London to finish at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.

Wherever you walk along the Thames Path there should be plenty of wildlife to observe and enjoy although, of course, the time of year you are there is important. There will be birds present all year round, but if you're keen on wild flowers then April to September is the time to visit, and if insects are an interest of yours choose June to September.

Thames Path National trail website

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015