The Thames Path (Cicerone Guide)

The Thames Path (Cicerone Guide)

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After many years of negotiation a long-distance walk along rights of way and permissive paths has finally opened up England's most famous river from the Thames Barrier to the source - marked by a stone under a lonely ash tree in the fields above Cricklade, in Gloucestershire. Following the river, this 180-mile walk not only crosses some marvellous countryside but is virtually a pageant of history. It passes the Millennium Dome, Runnymede of Magna Carta fame, Windsor Castle and the Oxford colleges to name just a few. Because of the ease of access those who may not wish to do the entire walk can easily tackle sections for ideal days out. There are sketch maps of each stage of the path and descriptions of the sights en route and their historical or literary connections.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 184
Item Height 13 mm
Item Width 117 mm
Item Weight 294 Gram
Product Dimensions 117 x 13 x 173
Publisher Cicerone Press
Format Paperback | 184

Leigh Hatts has been walking the Thames towpath and exploring the river and Docklands since 1981 when he worked on the Thames Walk Feasibility Study which resulted the Countryside Commission persuading the government to designate the 180 mile route as a national trail. In addition to writing three Thames books, Leigh Hatts was for a decade the author of the London Transport Walks Book series. He also devised the 20 mile Bournemouth Coast Path which now links the South West Coast Path to the Solent Way to create a 652 mile coast route from Minehead to Emsworth. In addition to a guide to this route he has written walks books featuring Dorset's coast and countryside and the New Forest. The author worked as a reporter with the walkers' magazine TGO and as arts correspondent of the Catholic Herald. He is co-founder of Bankside Press and London's in SE1 listings magazine.