The Thames Path is, long distance footpath that runs from Gloucestershire to London. It's source is in the Cotswolds and after flowing through the Cotswolds, Oxford, Windsor and London, it empties into the North Sea near Southend-on-Sea.
The source of the River Thames
The River Thames bubbles up from beneath the ground in Gloucestershire, a mile north of the village of Kemble, near Cirencester. A monument underneath an ash tree by the side of a road is inscribed with the words: "The Conservators of the River Thames, 1857-1974, this stone was placed here to mark the source of the River Thames".
Walkers walking the Thames path will obviously wish to walk certain sections because of its length.
The Cotswold countryside near its source is glorious, but equally interesting are other locations along the route. Walking along the Thames Path in London itself is absolutely fascinating and is marked with historic sights and famous buildings.
Part of the Thames Path near Tower Bridge in London is shown on the right.
Other famous towns and villages that the Thames Path passes through are Henley on Thames and Windsor - both wonderful for a visit.
Please use the links below to find self-catering cottages and accommodation along the route of the Thames Path for your walking holiday.
Useful links for more cottages near the Thames Path