Thames Path linked to River Severn

The Rivers Thames and Severn have been connected by the Thames & Severn Way.

A footpath has been marked out by volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust. It mainly follows the towpaths of the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal between Lechlade on the Thames and Framilode on the Severn but in places deviates to use other paths including the Thames Path.

Upstream walkers on the Thames Path wishing to continue beyond the source can make their way to the nearby old canal path behind the stone. The first landmark is the Tunnel House Inn.

The route has been marked using nearly 500 specially designed waymarks provided by Stroud District Council which is co-operating in producing an online map. Meanwhile the canals map is helpful.

The local aim is for the Thames & Severn Way to be part of the National Trail so the full Thames Path could run from Dartford to the River Severn which is route once easily navigated.

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