Thames Path

 

 

Start 29/10/2012 The Sea

Finish 02/10/2016 The Source

Distance 184miles/294km

I had explored the path north and south of the river, from the Thames Barrier to Kingston Bridge, while visiting friends and family in London over the course of a few years. The remaining distance was about 150 miles, with the first campsite along the route just a day away. There is lots going on along the river, I was surprised by how many people live on our waterways.

I broke off from the walk for a day when I reached Oxford, to jump on a train and visit a friend and former colleague from my time in Switzerland. I will always try to catch up with friends if I'm in the area.

A few days later along the trail, I spotted a man crouched over something by the path with his camera poised. As he stood up, I thought he looked like someone I knew from my University days, and when he turned, I realised it was someone from my University days. This wasn't the first time this sort of thing had happened!

After reaching the source, I made haste to the Fosse Way, a Roman Road running between Cirencester and Bath, that would take me to the beginning of the Cotswold Way.

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