Pages about the accessibility of the Thames Path have been added to our website to help people plan where to go.
The Thames Path is the gentlest of all the National Trails in the country and almost all the stiles along the Path have been removed over the last few years which has improved access in many places.
Unfortunately however, because of its location, there are still structures along the Trail that will be inaccessible to some users, such as those who use a wheelchair or mobility vehicle or parents with pushchairs. These include steps down to the Thames Path from road crossings, and footbridges with steps over the many waterways that join the River Thames.
Currently covering 54 miles (86km) of the National Trail from the Source of the Thames as far as Oxford, these new web pages give information about structures along sections between main access points. Maps showing the locations of structures are provided together with photos and details thus enabling people to decide whether or not specific structures will impede their passage.
We hope to provide information about potential barriers along the Thames Path downstream of Oxford in the coming months and will continue working to remove or improve structures.