England's Beautiful Countryside - this is near Goring.

England - Walks, Canals, National Trails, Thames Path.

England has many miles of canals and rivers to visit, towpaths, footpaths and National Trails to wander along.

England enjoys some of the most beautiful countryside and woods you will find anywhere in the world and also excellent walking opportunities with several long ancient National Trails - all of which are inter-connected with lot's of well mapped footpaths and tracks - as well as riverside and canal towpath walks available. We have an extensive section on our website about walks in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire using several of our excellent English National Trails as well as walks using the many paths and tracks of course - more than 20 walks are described with photos.

English Canals, River Navigations and Waterways and The Thames Path - walks and photos.

There are an extensive series of canals to be found in England whether for boating holidays or for walking, cycling, fishing and sightseeing. Some of these canals are particularly beautiful especially in the Spring with their lovely trees, wild flowers and shrubs as well as plenty of English wildlife -as well as- all the really nice old bridges and interesting old locks and canal buildings.
Stratford-on-Avon Canal North
Stratford-on-Avon Canal - Lapworth Locks area
Stratford-on-Avon Canal South
The Regents Canal

Walking alongside the River Thames on The Thames Path - with lots of photos.


Thames Path Walk Lechlade
Thames Path Newbridge area walk
The Thames Path walking into Oxford alongside The River Thames
Abingdon walk along the Thames Path
Benson area walk along The Thames Path
Thames Path walk in the Goring section of The River Thames
Caversham to Hambleden walk on the Thames Path
Thames Path walk Hambleden to Maidenhead
Walking The Thames Path Maidenhead via Windsor to Staines
Staines via Teddington to Kew Bridge on The Thames Path
The River Thames and its beautiful Old Mediaeval Bridges - photos.
River Thames Locks and Weirs Photos Guides

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


The River Lee Navigation England walking guide and photos
The River Stort Navigation in England - photos and walks guide.

The following topics have been moved to their own websites:
Walking the entire Grand Union Canal in England with photos.
The Kennet and Avon Canal - walking from Reading to Bristol with photos
Walking The Oxford Canal towpath with Photos
British Wild Flowers and Toadstool Photos

 

The beautiful area around Teddington Weirs - River Thames Path, England.Using the canals - cyclists and walkers. Generally the canal towpaths are/should be useable/passable for both walkers and cyclists however you can come across sections where the canal 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 canals - that is maximum 4mph - this canal towpath speed limit includes cyclists who also need a permit to cycle on some towpaths. Motorised vehicles are not allowed on the canal towpaths 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.

 

We have several other websites which might be of interest about holiday places, touring and walks:
More Topics about England - Churches, Oxford and Grand Union Canal, Kennet and Avon canal.
Far far away destinations - Cambodia, Laos, China, India, Thailand, Vietnam and New Zealand
A little closer - Egypt, Cyprus, lots of Greek Islands, The Algarve and several Canary Islands
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British Wild Flowers, Walks in England, Rivers and Canals by www.foxysislandwalks.co.uk