Albert Bridge seen from The Thames Path in England.

The Thames Path, The Ridgeway and Oxfordshire Way National Trails.

Walking along several of England's National Trails, Paths and Tracks including The long Thames Path and several other River Navigations and Waterways in England.

There are 100s of miles of beautiful trails, paths and canal towpaths to be found in England whether for boating holidays or for countryside walking, cycling, fishing and sightseeing. These national trails and canals are particularly beautiful especially in the Spring with their lovely trees, wild flowers and shrubs as well as plenty of English wildlife. Even where the canals or trails go past or even right through cities and towns often as not it is not obvious to know you are within such areas since the way is lined with trees and foliage and thus usually very peacefull.

The Thames Path - excellent towpath walks alongside the River Thames.


The Thames Path Walk Lechlade
The Thames Path Newbridge area walk
Walking The Thames Path into Oxford
Oxford to Abingdon walk on the Thames Path
The Thames Path between Abingdon and Culham
Thames Path Culham Lock via Benson to Wallingford walk
Wallingford to Reading via Goring on The Thames Path
Caversham to Hambleden towpath walk on the Thames Path
Thames Path walk Hambleden to Maidenhead
Walking The Thames Path Maidenhead via Windsor to Staines
The Thames Path - going from Staines to Weybridge
The Thames Path - walking from Weybridge to Kingston-on-Thames
The Thames Path - walking from Kingston-Upon-Thames to Kew Bridge
Kew Bridge to London Bridge along The Thames Path
Tower Bridge to the Thames Barrier on The Thames Path in England

Old Bridges crossing The River Thames between Lechlade and Whitchurch
River Thames Bridges between Caversham and Tower Bridge
River Thames Locks and Weirs Lechlade to Clifton Lock
Weirs and Thames Locks - Days Lock to Richmond Lock in England
Using the Locks on The River Thames in England

Features of and about walking along The Regents Canal in London:


The Regents Canal from Paddington to St Pancras
The Regents Canal from Islington to Limehouse

Wandering along England's Navigable Rivers - River Lee Navigation and The River Stort Navigation:


Features of The River Lee Navigation in England Limehouse to Ponders End
The navigable River Lee from Enfield via Dobbs Weir to Feildes Lock
The River Lee in England walking from Rye House via New River to Hertford
The River Stort Navigation in England - photos and walks guide.

England has many miles of footpaths, tracks and National Trails such as The Oxfordshire Way and The Ridgeway Trail available for long and short walking trips.

With some of the most beautiful countryside and woodlands you will find anywhere in the world, England offers excellent walking opportunities - and really accurate maps to help with working out where to go. Please visit our Walks to try in the South Midlands of England for some ideas for such walking trips.

 

The beautiful area around Teddington Weirs - River Thames Path, England.Using the canal and river towpaths, trails and so on - cyclists and walkers. Generally the towpaths are/should be useable/passable for both walkers and cyclists however you can come across sections where the bank has semi-collapsed - this can be a considerable hazard particularly for cyclists. If you see the towpath is overgrown with high growth both sides this usually indicates a collapse has occurred - expect to find holes and often deep mud. There is a speed limit which applies to everyone using England's towpaths - that is maximum 4mph - this towpath speed limit includes cyclists who also need a permit to cycle on some towpaths. Especially apart from London The Thames Path in many areas is not suitable and not meant to be cycled along. Motorised vehicles are not allowed on the towpaths and trails unless they need access and they have to have specific permission.
Although the canals are generally not very deep they usually contain a thick layer of mud and also have quite a lot of weed - obviously quite hazardous for young children in particular should they decide to fall in. Perhaps just as potentially hazardous are the canal locks - they have quite deep drops when empty or of course contain many feet of water when filled - most locks do not have guard rails or similar so care should be taken. Rivers of course have their own hazards - strong currents, mud, lots of weed - care must be taken.

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