River Thames Walk From Hampton Court to Teddington Lock

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River Thames Walk From Hampton Court to Teddington Lock

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  • river thames Walk Come for a stroll beside Londons rural Thames where the tranquil river rolls past world famous visitor attractions and idyllic waterfronts.

    The walking is easy, level and signed throughout as the Thames Path.Each section is just right for a challenging stroll, where you can enjoy the changing scenery of sailing clubs and marinas, locks and weirs, or parks and promenades.

    Transport:

    Train: Hampton Court Station and Kingston Station. Bus: Numerous routes serving Hampton Court and Kingston.

    The Thames Path on the north bank (left) Hampton Court Palace to Kingston Bridge (2.9 miles. I hour 10 minutes).

    Meet up with the Thames Path beside the river at Hampton Court Palace. Set off beside its long mellow brick wall and glimpse formal gardens through

    its ornamental railings. Pass Thames Ditton Island, where Barge Walk sweeps around Home Park. Notice Thames Ditton on the south bank, with Victorian waterworks and

    a marina. Just past the little island of Ravens Ait is the Italianate tower of St Raphaels

    Church. As you walk up towards Kingston Bridge enjoy the trees, swans, geese and

    houseboats.

    The Thames Path on the south bank (right) Kingston Bridge to Teddington Lock. (1.9 miles. 45 minutes)

    Reaching the river by steps at the southern end of Kingston Bridge, pass John Lewis, walk behind Turks Pier, under the railway bridge into Canbury Gardens, with its bandstand, riverside seats, and pub.

    On leaving Canbury Gardens, follow the waterside, taking the raised pavement and join the riverside path at the Half Mile Tree.

    Enjoy a tranquil walk up to Teddington Weir and Lock (the largest of the Rivers Locks connecting the tidal and non tidal Thames).

    Two footbridges allow walkers to cross to Teddington.

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    Home Park

    Bushy Park

    TeddingtonStudios

    HawkerCentre

    HamptonWickStation

    TurksPier

    TownEndPierHampton

    Court Pier

    TeddingtonStation

    KingstonStation

    HamptonCourt Station

    HamptonCourtPalace

    CanburyGardens

    St RaphaelsChurch

    RavensAit

    ThamesDittonIsland

    KingstonBridge

    TeddingtonLock Footbridge

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    Hampton Cou

    rt Road

    (A308

    )Hampton Court Road (A308)

    Lower Ham Road

    Upper Ham Road

    Kingston Road

    Upper Teddington Road

    High Street

    Broom Road

    Cromwell Road

    Station Road

    Sandy Lane

    Park Road

    High

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    Portsm

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    Road

    KingstonBridge

    Barge

    Walk

    Cobblers Walk

    Lime Avenue

    Ches

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    Ave

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    Home Park

    Bushy Park

    CanburyGardens

    RavensAit

    ThamesDittonIsland

    TeddingtonStudios

    TeddingtonLock Footbridge

    HawkerCentre

    HamptonWickStation

    TurksPier

    TownEndPier

    St RaphaelsChurch

    HamptonCourt Pier

    TeddingtonStation

    KingstonStation

    HamptonCourt Station

    HamptonCourtPalace

    KINGSTON

    TEDDINGTON

    THAMESDITTON

    River Thames Walk

    KINGSTON

    TEDDINGTON

    THAMESDITTON

    ......River Thames Walk..............Railway station

    ......................Bus stop...........Riverboat service..........................Parking...........Disabled Parking...................Public toilets.................Refreshments.......................Viewpoint

    KEY TOMAP SYMBOLS

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    0 10 minutesApproximate walking time

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  • Wewouldliketothankthefollowingfortheirkindpermissiontouseandadapttheirmaps:

    Lower Mole Countryside Management Project (Chessington Countryside map and Hogsmill map) www.countryside-management.org.uk

    The friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage (Kingston Royal Walkabout)

    The Thames Path National Trail (The Thames Walk) www.walklondon.org.uk

    The Royal Parks (Richmond Park) www.royalparks.org.uk

    The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Overview map of the borough) www.kingston.gov.uk

    We would like to thank Natural England for helping to fund these maps www.naturalengland.org.uk

    Thesewalkingmapswereproducedinpartnershipbetween

    Kingston upon Thames

    Designed and Produced by www.picadesign.co.uk

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