Walking Route:Thames Path National Trail at River Thames

The River Thames

The River Thames

Walking Route, free entry

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The Thames Path trail runs through the Richmond borough for 21 miles between Hampton Court and Barnes. Cycles are permitted on this stretch and share the path with pedestrians.

The attractions en route include Hampton Court Palace; Hamlands nature reserve; Ham House and Gardens and Marble Hill House; Petersham Meadows and Old Deer Park in Richmond; Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew or Wetland Centre in Barnes.

Along the way there are 6 bridges: Hampton Court, Kingston, Teddington (footbridge), Richmond, Kew and Chiswick, and 2 ferry services: Hammertons Ferry between northern bank near Marble Hill House in Twickenham and the southern bank near Ham House in Ham, and Hampton Ferry between the Bell Inn in Hampton and Hurst Park in Molesey.

Walk Route: River Thames from source in the Cotswolds to Thames Barrier in East London

Miles: 184

Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedSmoking allowed

Open all the time


Free entry


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Map reference: TQ 179739  Lat: 51.45264 Long: -0.30337

London's rural Thames is easily reached by public transport.
Trains: There are regular trains from London Waterloo and Clapham Junction and from the West via the Reading to Richmond service. There are many stations just a short walking distance from the river. There are also river boat services that operate here.
Underground: District line to Richmond Station.
Buses: 33, 490, H22, H37, R68, R70, 190, 337, 391, 419 (You can access different parts of the river by going to various locations in the Borough)
For further information please visit www.tfl.gov.uk

Parking: with charge


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed