This is a great walk to do if you have little ones in tow, or are inexperienced when it comes to countryside rambling. It starts at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich, before heading west through the city and out as far west as Kemble in Gloucestershire.
There are few other long-distance trails that follow a river for almost all its length in this way, so the Thames Path is unique. It’s mainly a flat trail too so you shouldn’t have any problems if you need to push a pram or buggy. The whole route is 184 miles but you can just do any section that appeals to you. There are fifteen sections in total, from 9 – 15 miles in length.
As you stroll through the countryside that inspired Kenneth Grahame to write The Wind in the Willows, you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of London.
We highly recommend the Wallingford to Oxford stretch. Why not pack a picnic or call into one of the family-friendly pubs en-route? Depending on the section you choose, you could pass through plenty of picture postcard villages in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire too.