When do you class walking route as “done”? It’s a question that was firmly on my mind as I sat on a train heading home a few hours after arriving at the western end of the Thames Path,
At its eastern end, the Thames Path finishes up at the mighty Thames Barrier. But what’s at the western end? Well it’s a field in Gloucestershire. A field from where the Thames’s journey really begins…
From rural Gloucestershire, through the suburbs to the gleaming metal of the Thames Barrier, the Thames Path follows the story of what is perhaps the UK’s most famous river.
Walking is what it's all about. Well this site anyway.
So delve on in and read the journeys I've taken on various long distance routes in the United Kingdom, by selecting a walk below:
After visiting the source, it was time to visit the place where the river Thames finished its journey.
The final push. By bus and by train. A soggy field. And a stone saying that it was all very much over.
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One of the best things about walking is all the great views you get to see. So why not head off on a photographic tour of the walks I've been on?
Waterproofs, rucksacks, tents and all sorts of other stuff that you may want to equip yourself with when you head out.
Across Britain are a network of long distance footpaths and trails. Rambling Man is a website dedicated to telling the tales of one Andrew Bowden as he walks some of those paths.