I felt like I needed a short post here to fill in the gap between my last walk and the next.
Since I’ve return from Marlow, I’ve spent some time planning the next sections. I also joined a couple of groups on Facebook and following some new Twitter accounts.
I’ve booked some annual leave, booked ttransport and accommodation, and asked favours from friends too, for the next few sections.
I’ve got a few more OS Explorer maps to add to the collection and help me plan the end of this route.
Thames Path community
I found there is a really active and lovely community of Thames Path walkers on social media. The community shares lovely pictures but also advice and timely updates on the path including fallen trees and floods.
Thames Path Walk: https://www.facebook.com/groups/991105694330798/?ref=share
Thames Path Walkers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/948466562294129/?ref=share
Thames Path National Trail: https://twitter.com/thamespathnt?s=21
Thames Path: https://twitter.com/thethamespath?s=21
I’ve threatened for some time to do a blog on Thames Path toilets (or lack thereof). So I thought I’d share a document I found detailing all the toilets on the way. Many of these are currently closed.
Here’s the site in comes from for up to date info.
I’ve decided to return to the trail on 19th November. I’ll be walking three days from Marlow to Wallingford. I’ll stay in Henley-on-Thames then in Pangbourne, overnight.
It means packing more things in my bag and a few expenses but with the short days at the moment, it allows me to start the Saturday and Sunday sections earlier than if I took public transports each day.
Section 6: 19/11/21 – Marlow bridge to Henley-on-Thames (8.5miles /13.7km)
Section 7: 20/11/21 – Henley-on-Thames to Pangbourne (16miles /25.7km)
Section 8: 21/11/21 – Pangbourne to Wallingford (18miles /29km)
Section 9: 5/12/21 – Wallingford to Abingdon Bridge (14miles/22.5km)
It looks like the weather will be cloudy but dry on Friday and Saturday and sunny on Sunday. But it’ll be pretty cold with top temperatures around 8 degrees Celsius.
I’ve packed my bag, prepared some food and plugged my watch to charge. Now I just have to make my way to Marlow tomorrow.