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Thames Path In London

Author : Phoebe Clapham
ISBN : 9781781318195
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A completely new Trail Guide dedicated to the London section of the Thames Path from Hampton Court to the Thames Barrier. Until now, Aurum’s popular one-volume Thames Path guide has had all too little room to cover the endlessly rich array of sights and history along its London section †“ something to look at literally every yard of the way. Now, Aurum publishes a completely new walker’s guide just to the London Thames, laid out to its new full-colour Trail Guide design, and including the extension to Crayford . Here is all the history along the river from the Mesolithic Period timber piles near Vauxhall Bridge to the new Shard skyscraper shooting skywards at London Bridge. It covers all the folklore from the famous frost fairs to the much-lamented beach near Tower Bridge, not forgetting the poignant recent visit of a large whale to the centre of London. The Thames winds all the way through London’s history and culture, from Henry VIII’s Hampton Court to the chequered fate of the Dome/O2: the London resident as much as the visiting tourist will find in this guide something new every step of the way.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Thames Path

Author : Leigh Hatts
ISBN : 9781783623198
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guidebook to walking the Thames Path, a 180-mile National Trail from the Thames Barrier to the river's source in near Cirencester, passing from central London through Windsor, Henley, and Oxford, and rural countryside. Described in 20 sections, of between 4 and 16 miles (6.5-32km), it is an mainly flat route with good access by public transport and typically takes two weeks to walk. On its way it passes historic sites such as Greenwich, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, Runnymede, Windsor Castle and Oxford. This guidebook features complete OS 1:50,000 scale mapping of the route and comprehensive information about accommodation, facilities, refreshments and transport links for each stage of the route. It is crammed with fascinating details about the places and features passed along the way. A separate pocket-sized map booklet is also included showing the full route on 1:25,000 scale OS maps, providing all the mapping needed to complete the trail. The Thames Path is an easy riverside walk that discovers the constantly changing character of the River Thames.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Thames Path

Author : Joel Newton
ISBN : 1905864973
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Practical, all-in-one guide to walking the Thames Path National Trail from the Costwolds to the Thames Barrier in London, including large-scale trail maps, places to stay, places to eat and public transport information. The Thames Paths National Trail runs for 184 miles (294km) from the rivers source at Thames Head near Kemble in the Cotswolds ......

London Thames Path

Author : David Fathers
ISBN : 0711235538
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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David Fathers presents a unique and richly illustrated guide to the London section of the Thames Path, which runs along both banks of the river from Putney Bridge to the Thames Barrier. Together, the two paths make up a panoramic 40-mile walk through 2000 years of London's history. From the old docks and wharves that primed the Industrial Revolution, through the heart of British Government, Monarchy and Church to the City of London that took its very existence from the river. From the site of the Putney Debates at St Mary's Church to Wren's mighty baroque cathedral of St Paul's. From the great Victorian engineering works of Sir Joseph Bazalgette and his attempts to clean up a polluted London and the river to the Thames Barrier seeking to protect huge parts of London from rising sea levels. From London Bridge, site of the oldest crossing point, to the Millennium Bridge, the Thames' newest crossing. This book explains the panorama we see today, what came before and how the changes came about. Each double page shows the distance covered so you can plan your own tour of the river.
Category: Sports & Recreation

From Battersea To The Tower

Author : John Costella
ISBN : 9781438997018
Genre : Art
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From Battersea to the Tower' provides the reader with an interesting and artistic picture of the history, beauty and occasion that is associated with an area of the Thames Path on both the North and South banks of the river. This book is a perfect accompaniment for both the walker and armchair reader, and focuses on the passage between Battersea Bridge and Tower Bridge, identifying numerous buildings of historical significance as well as the bridges themselves that cross the Thames. Each chapter includes a brief, but detailed history, of the relevant boroughs and districts which border the path, identifying the origins of many street names together with plenty of ghostly tales from the past.
Category: Art

The Story Of The Thames

Author : Andrew Sargent
ISBN : 9781445612010
Genre : History
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500,000 years in the life of a river.
Category: History

Walk Britain

Author : Dan French
ISBN : 1901184676
Genre : Great Britain
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Walking The Thames Path

Author : Ron Emmons
ISBN : 0658013823
Genre : Travel
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"Walking the Thames Path is the essential companion for all those wishing to discover the natural and historical riches of one of the world's most famous rivers. As the river meanders through varied terrain from its source in Glocestershire through the heart of London to the Thames Barrier, Ron Emmons offers a wealth of detail on the architecture, culture, history and flora and fauna associated with the Thames and its environs. Twenty-five diverse circular tours lead to some of England's major attractions, from the Royal town of Windsor and the splendid spires of Oxford to little known villages, picturesque meadows and the sights and sounds of London. With walks to suit all interests and abilities together with visitor information on all public amenities en route, this guide offers visitors to this area the opportunity to experience the delights of England's most important waterway.
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Ntg Thames Path Country

Author : David Sharp
ISBN : 1781315752
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The official guide to the riverside path from its Gloucestershire source all the way to the outskirts of London. With the London Thames now covered by Aurum’s separate new guide, a companion volume can concentrate on the appeal of the full 150 miles of the country Thames, which winds all the way from its Gloucestershire source near Cirencester to Hampton Court on the edge of the London conurbation. This new edition has a wealth of new information about the many sights and places of interest along the way, from Wittenham Clumps that Paul Nash used to paint to Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant at Bray, as well as full walking tours of historic Oxford and Windsor & Eton. There are sections on Stanley Spencer at Cookham, and Cliveden and the Cliveden Set, as well as on handsome and interesting towns like Henley and Abingdon. There is also a new section on the wildlife and natural history of the Thames, and plenty of extra information on transport links to and from individual sections.