SWC 256 Kemble circular – the source of the Thames
Wanted: a goodly number of stout-hearted men and women for SWC
expedition to seek and discover the source of the river Thames
Distance 16km (10m). Toughness – off the scale (oh alright then 2/10 ).
Note: Although an easy walk in terms of general terrain some paths will be overgrown.
Paddington – Swindon 10.38
(Platform 1); 10.47 Swindon
(Platform 4) – Kemble 11.01.
Assemble Kemble station exit with full kit and provisions for departure at 11.10 prompt.
Return trains from Kemble to London
– direct; 17.17
- change Swindon
Victuals: Tunnel House Inn
– just 5km into the walk. Top quality pub with an attractive garden and outdoor seating and a wide range of foods. Check it out here . The Wild Duck
pub in Ewen is 3km from the end of the walk and a fine stop for refreshments. There is also the Tavern Inn
adjacent to Kemble station for any final refreshments whilst waiting for your train..
If you have a map you could divert to Cirencester for further exploration - see walk instructions
Walk information, map, gps and briefing material can be found here.
Click on the pdf for full instructions and further details about the walk