Thames River Country Trail - Saturday 27 April

Join us as we walk alongside the beautiful rural reaches of the River Thames. Our trail follows the borders of three counties - Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire. With wooded slopes and grassy pastures, as well as the occasional flower meadow, the scenery on our route is some of the most picturesque along the waterway.

From pre-Roman tribes and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms to medieval counties, the river has a long history of uniting and dividing those who live along its banks. These waters also served as a vital trade route linking western and northern parts of the country.

Today, in place of working barges, we may instead see the occasional rowing team or passing pleasure boat.

At the day's end, having absorbed the scenery and history, we will finish off in the pretty riverside town of Marlow for some well deserved pub food and drink.

Meet: London Paddington Station - in front of Delice de France and Upper Crust outlets. As you enter the station from the underground you will see them on the right. The outlets are marked 9 and 10 on the station map - please see the following link http://www.networkrail.co.uk/documents/For%20Passengers/Station%20Maps/4509_Paddington%20Station%20Map.pdf

Meeting time: 9.30 am (leaving on 9.57 train)

Price: £23 (includes transport and full-day guided hike) Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link at the top Price does not include meals and drinks

Distance: 15 km/9 miles

Estimated return time to London: 9PM

Things to bring: hiking boots, waterproof clothing, hat, sunscreen, water (at least 1 litre), packed lunch to eat at half way, money for end of day pub dinner, camera

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent

    April 29, 2013

  • Girish

    It was a lovely stretch of a walk along the river... Loved all the three towns we covered, which were all so scenic, picturesque and beautiful...

    April 29, 2013

  • Kieran

    A beautiful stretch of the river and friendly company along the way. Perfect timing too for the pub - just as it started to rain!

    April 28, 2013

  • Tania

    Such a beautiful scenery! And lovely people!

    April 28, 2013

  • Edith

    It has been such a lovely day! Thank you :-)

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Rachel S.

    Sorry, just seen that we all catch the 09:57 train...

    April 21, 2013

  • Rachel S.

    Do we catch the train somewhere or is that just where the group is meeting? Many thanks

    Rachel

    April 21, 2013

  • Deepankar

    Regret can't make it. Does anyone want to buy a spot?

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really sorry but I'm no longer able to attend. Hope to come to another event soon.

    April 14, 2013

  • chi h.

    sorry I mean this coming Saturday?

    April 7, 2013

    • Tania

      Hi Chi, at the moment we do have places on Thames River trail. I suggest to book in advance as spots are going like hot pies... :-) Tania, Organiser

      April 8, 2013

  • judymckinlay

    I would love to join you all can you please let me know where I would meet and could anybody call me please

    April 8, 2013

    • Tania

      Hi Judy, we meet at Paddington station. Please read the description - all information is there. You will need to book your place in advance through. Thanks. Tania, Organiser

      April 8, 2013

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