Thames Path, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

The Thames Path is a National Walking Trail that follows the course of the River Thames over 185 miles starting in The Cotswolds and ending at Woolwich. When you’re staying nearby on your large group holiday in the UK, visit Lechlade, where17 miles from its source, the river is 60ft wide, so walking alongside it you’ll see canal boats, motor boats and even flamingo and swan pedalos.

Most of all, the scenery is gorgeous, with walks that start in the town and take you through lush meadows, past old bridges and working locks. Amble up to St John’s Lock, the first and highest lock on the Thames, or to Kelmscott and take a detour to Kelmscott Manor where The Father of the Arts & Crafts movement, William Morris lived. One of the nicest things to do on a warm summers day is to stroll to The Trout Inn for lunch in the waterside garden, only a short walk but well worth it.

All information correct at the time of writing

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