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Is there a path or walkway alond the Thames west of london?

Is there a path or walkway alond the Thames west of london?

Feb 19th, 2007, 04:17 AM
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Is there a path or walkway alond the Thames west of london?

I am looking for information on walking along the thames...possibley in the Hammersmith or even Richmond area. Possibly walking towards central London. ideas would be very helpful!
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Feb 19th, 2007, 04:23 AM
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You'll be wanting the Thames Path. All the areas you mention have nice, well maintained, footpaths by the river's edge.

http://www.thames-path.co.uk/
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Feb 19th, 2007, 04:31 AM
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I know best the paths on the southern side, which are continuous from Putney to Richmond. Between Putney and Hammersmith on the southern side is the London Wetlands Centre, a bird and nature sanctuary.

When I lived there, there were a lot of interruptions in the pathways on the northern side. Places you might like to visit on the northern side are Strand on the Green at Chiswick, and the villagey bit of Hammersmith by the bridge (going away from central London) with some nice pubs (try The Doves).
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Feb 19th, 2007, 04:36 AM
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Apropos nothing in particular...

I'm going to the Doves tonight to drink booze.
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Feb 19th, 2007, 05:59 AM
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There was a towpath all the way upstream from Putney. It follows the south bank of the river from Putney to Kingston, then runs on the north side to Hampton Court where it crosses back to the south side. Between Putney and central London, there was no towpath, so the Thames Walk can't follow the river so closely, and you have to walk partly on adjacent streets. Some of the most interesting riverside pubs - on Strand on the Green and in Hammersmith - are on the opposite side of the river from the towpath, but there is no continuous riverside path on that side.
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Feb 19th, 2007, 07:23 AM
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Thank you all so very much. Now just hope the weather cooperates. i will be there march 6 for 10 days...I need at least ONE nice day for the walk!!!!
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Feb 19th, 2007, 07:32 AM
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The bit around Kew is lovely - and easy to get to on public transport
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Feb 19th, 2007, 09:50 AM
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Train to Hampton Court, walk back along the path to Richmond, have lunch and a pint at the White Cross pub, right by the river. You could then head back to London from there, or continue the walk to Kew Bridge, and get the train back from there.
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Feb 19th, 2007, 09:59 AM
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The page for St Anne Kew Summer Teas at http://www.saintanne-kew.org.uk/ describes a pleasant Sunday break on your walk, with home made teas served in an old churchyard overlooking the cricket, and with a recital on organ or other instrument in the church.

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