During winter months after heavy rain, and sometimes at other times of the year, some sections of the Thames Path, especially in the upper reaches, become flooded and unwalkable when the river over-spills its banks. For your own safety, please do not attempt to walk on the Path when it is flooded.
To be sure of keeping your feet dry either:
Visit the Environment Agency's Flood Warnings or telephone its flood information number 0845 988 1188 (1,1,1,1)
The photo at the top of the page shows floods upstream of Castle Eaton in early May 2012 - this one at the same location was taken just 2 weeks later. Both photos taken by Thames Path Volunteer, Tony James.