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A cultural trip from the sound back-country to the capital London

Thames River | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 243 km
Number of locks: 45
Lock dimensions: 33.20 x 4.20
Max. depth: 0.90
Max. headroom: 2.20
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, for sporty people, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Good

Weitere Informationen

Waterway has access to:

Grand Union Canal - Main Line | England
Kennet and Avon Canal | England
Oxford Canal | England
North Sea

River Thames
arises of four tributaries, the Isis, Churn, Coln and Leach, which rise in the Cotswold Hills in southern Gloucestershire. Naturally the Thames, ca. 335 km in length, is the longest river* in England. Therefore it also is forced to flow into the North Sea at London…! The river is navigable over 243 km that is from its mouth in the North Sea near London to Lechlade, where the waterway formerly ran through the Thames & Severn Canal and Stroudwater Navigation to the Severn south of Gloucester. It is a very beautiful area, rich in variety and with good infrastructure.

Houseboat & Narrowboat Hire on Tames

Le Boat  /  Caversham Boat Service

Cotswold Boat Hire  /  Ditton Cruisers

Kris Cruisers / Lindon Lewis Marine

River Thames from Cotswolds to London

What better ways to escape everiday stress than messing aboat to a boat on the river?
If you have a day, a week or just a vew hours, you can unwind and discover the hidden tresure of the River Thames.


No.1 Grand Union, Oxford & The South East / Nicholson

Author: Harper Collins / Editor: Nicholson / Language: English
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services.Covers the Grand Union Canal (Limehouse & Brentford to Slough, Aylesbury, Northampton and Salford Junction), Lee & Stort navigations, Oxford (Oxford to Hawkesbury Junction) Thames (Brentford to Thames Barrier), Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation and the Medway. Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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