A very gentle walk starting from the historic riverside town of Abingdon.
A wonderful introductory walk for those new to long distance walking, this 63 mile 6 day walk follows the course of the Thames from Abingdon to Windsor. One will see all types of river craft as the river widens from pleasure craft to rowing eights, other highlights are the locks where the boats are lowered or raised. Each lock has a little cottage attached where the lock keepers used to live and one of the pleasures of the trip is to stop and chat with lock keepers and other river users as they pass through the locks.
WALKING DIFFICULTY: This is an easy flat walk.
ACCOMMODATION: Our standard itinerary provides accommodation in either 3 or 4 star bed and breakfasts or small hotels or inns. When quoting for a holiday a draft itinerary is provided showing typical accommodation used on the route.
ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Extra nights can be taken anywhere.
NAVIGATION: Navigation is generally straight forward, follow the acorn signs stay near the river. The guide notes provided will help you with any of tricky bits.
BAGGAGE TRANSFERS: All our prices include transfering one bag per person (max weight 20kg) between your overnight stops.
TRAVEL BY RAIL:
Arriving: London mainline trains go from Paddington to Oxford every 30mins Kemble every hour (journey time 1 hour) it is an 8 mile taxi ride from Oxford to Abingdon.
Returning: From Windsor trains go every 30min to London Paddington (journey time 1 hr)
TRAVEL BY CAR:
Long Term Parking is available in Abingdon.
Return: There are trains every 30 mins from Windsor to Oxford, then it is an 8 mile taxi ride to Abingdon.
TRAVEL BY AIR:
Any London Airport (Heathrow would be the most convenient), then travel into London and on the tube to Paddington Station, see Travel by Rail above.
Return from Windsor to Heathrow or Gatwick see http://www.royalwindsor.org.uk/travel.htm for options
This walk can be done April to October
6 Day Walking Itinerary (7 nights accommodation) from £660 per person, assumes 2 people walking together and sharing a room.
Single supplement (for person walking on their own) £40 per night
Extra nights from £50 per person