Thames Path : London to Oxford via Windsor and Reading

London, Richmond, Kew, Hampton Court, Windsor, Marlow, Henley, Reading, And Oxford

Length 172.1 miles (277.0 km)
Toughness 1 / 10 - easy, just distance
Off Road

The Thames has a towpath from central London all the way to Reading, Oxford and beyond. The route is permissive for cyclists from London as far as Windsor, and passable with care as far as Oxford. Best to check if this has changed. Note that you should dismount, and walk past locks.

This route meets the Grand Union Canal (for Birmingham) at Brentford, the Wey Navigation (for Guildford and the South Coast) at Weybridge and the Kennet and Avon Canal (for Bath and Bristol) at Reading.

Travel London Paddington - Slough (branch to Windsor) - Twyford (branch to Henley) - Reading - Oxford are on the same line. If you start at Brentford (London Waterloo), there is a line to Reading
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National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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