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    Ashton Keynes to Thames Head Walk

    Difficulty
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    Very Easy
    Duration
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    5.5-7.5h
    Distance
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    23.0 km
    Elevation
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    502 m
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    Ashton Keynes to Thames Head Walk

    The Ashton Keynes to Thames Head Walk is the first section of the long-distance trail that follows the Thames River from its source to London. Start your walk from the ancient Cotswolds village of Ashton Keynes and follow Britains’ most famous river into the countryside.

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    Route Description for Ashton Keynes to Thames Head Walk

    The Ashton Keynes to Thames Head Walk is a half-day out-and-back hike that leaves the charming Cotswolds village of Ashton Keynes and follows the meanderings of River Thames. You’ll walk along the riverbank as it wanders through meadows and bucolic pastures.

    As you near the turn-around point of the walk at the Thames Head, you may find the river bed dry, as the springs don’t flow year-round. This trail returns along the same path so you can enjoy the views of the pastures and little villages from a new perspective.

    Consider a Walking Holiday in the Cotswolds

    One of the best ways to experience this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is by booking a pre-planned adventure tour in the Cotswolds. Find the famous self-guided Cotswolds Way and other amazing guided and self-guided tours on 10Adventures Tours.

    Getting to the Ashton Keynes to Thames Head Walk Trailhead

    To start the Ashton Keynes to Thames Head Walk, you’ll want to leave your vehicle in Ashton Keynes. The trail starts in town where Gosditch meets the River Thames, and then follows the river out of town.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      Year Round

    • Backcountry Campsites

      No

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Poor

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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