River walks

Having covered most of the easily accessible canal walks, the next set of routes are on the River Thames, some of which are parts of the Thames Ring, as well as the River Stort and the River Lea. Follow the top menu or side menu links.

First up the Lea or Lee river.

Section 1. Bow Creek to Northumberland Park

Section 2. Northumberland Park to Waltham

Section 3. Waltham to Rye House (near to where I go kart racing

Section 4. Rye House to Hertford


Then we pop back to Rye House and follow the River Stort Navigation

Section 1.  Rye House to Harlow Town

Section 2. Harlow Town to Bishops Stortford


The the mighty Thames. This was walked in various sections in out of sequence order, with some gaps where I had previously walked the river but without taking pictures. General sequence was central london heading east and then west.

Central London parts first.


Thames Path: Teddington to Kew (walked in reverse, not recorded)

Thames Path : Kew to Barnes

Thames Path : Barnes to Putney (not recorded)

Thames Path : Putney to Westminster

Thames Path : Westminster to Tower Bridge

Thames Path: Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf (not yet uploaded from May 2010)


Now the east section, going past the traditional end of the Thames Path at the Thames Barrier.

Thames Path : Canary Wharf to Blackwall

Thames Path : Blackwall to Woolwich

Thames Path : Woolwich to Erith Pier

Thames Path : Erith to Slade Green/Dartford

Thames Path : Dartford to Greenhithe

Thames Path : Greenhithe to Northfleet


After Northfleet, there are virtually no public transport links and the river heads away from most towns and cities for quite a stretch, making walking very difficult. So I have stopped the east walk here. I may try to continue it later from the Rochester area, further in the east.


So the path continues instead westwards.

Thames Path: Teddington to Kingston (not recorded)

Thames Path: Kingston to Hampton Court (not uploaded)

Thames Path : Hampton Court to Shepperton

Thames Path : Shepperton to Staines

Thames Path : Staines to Windsor

Thames Path : Windsor to Maidenhead

Thames Path : Maidenhead to Marlow

Thames Path : Marlow to Henley

Thames Path : Henley to Reading

Thames Path : Reading to Pangbourne

Thames Path : Pangbourne to Goring

Thames Path : Goring to Wallingford


And in 2016, the Thames walks towards the source continue:

Thames Path : Wallingford to Dorchester

Thames Path : Dorchester to Abingdon

Thames Path : Abingdon to Oxford

Thames Path : Oxford to Swinton


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