Thames Walk to the Source – Stage Twenty Seven (Lechlade to Cricklade)

Walk_1Its almost a year since Tobias Newland began walking up the Thames from Woolwich on 23rd September 2007. Twenty-six amazing walks have seen Tobias and other King’s Cross based walkers reach Lechlade in Gloucestershire on the southern edge of the Cotswolds which is the limit of navigation on the Thames for most boats. Tobias writes:

Thanks to the twenty or so people who have come on the walks so far I hope some of you can join us on the final three walks.

But now its time to go further upstream to find the source. On Saturday 20th September (next Saturday) we will be walking about ten miles upstream along the infant Thames to Cricklade in northern Wiltshire. Please contact me by email so that we can arrange meetings and and (possibly) ticket discounts.Walk_2

You can see more than 200 photos and films from the walk so far on Tobias’ blog.

Date: Saturday September 20th
Start time: 11.10am Lechlade, Gloucestershire
Finish: Cricklade
Distance: 10.7 miles
Transport:
1. 9.30am train from Paddington, arrives Swindon at 10.31am
2. 10.47am Route 64 bus from Swindon Rail Station, arrives at Lechlade at 11.10am
3. Walk Lechlade to Inglesham to Upper Inglesham to Castle Eaton to Cricklade.
4. Return is from Cricklade. Buses at 16.25, 16.49, 16.50, 17.25 and 18.25pm. Routes 51, 52 and 53.
5. Return to Paddington

Walk_3Cost: approx £28 Includes £23 return to Swindon from Paddington (it could be less if we get a group discount); local buses (I have guessed that these will cost about £2.50 each way.

We will be leaving Kings Cross at 8.30am.

Contact Tobias if you’d like to join him on the momentous final walks.

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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