This is a beautiful riverside walk, easily accomplished from London in three days total,
including travel. The flat waterside makes for easy walking; however when we were booking,
convenient places to stay were tricky to find - our second day was long because of stopping
at North Stoke.
1. Walking days
2. Getting there & away
Train or bus London - Oxford; about 1 hour
Train Reading - Paddington; 30 mins.
3. Books, maps etc
The Thames Path by David Sharp, Aurum Press. This contains everything you need - map and route description.
4. The Route
Day 1: Oxford to Sutton Courtnay: 12 miles
Appletree Cottage, Sutton Courtenay (£60)
appletreecottage-bb.co.uk (Tel 01235 84 8071)
Day 2: Sutton Courtenay to North Stoke: 15 miles
Springs Hotel & Golf Club, North Stoke (£90)
thespringshotel.com (Tel 01491 836687)
Day 3: North Stoke to Reading: 12 miles.