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The Thames Path

 

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The Thames Path, a National Trail, passes the front door of the Red Lion. A popular part of our walking heritage, the path comes from Cricklade (about 4 miles) to the west and goes on to Lechlade. The map link shows the path dotted in red.

 

The newly opened path follows the river to the village at Mill Lane and on entering the village, straight ahead into The Street leads to the Red Lion 'Riverside' Pub.

 

The route regains the riverbank to the east as far as Blackford Farm then cuts more directly eastwards and on to Lechlade.

 

Thames at the Red Lion

The Thames at The Red Lion

 

National Trail

Walkers are advised to consult Ordnance Survey Map, for exact path routing as shown under the National Trail or Recreational Footpath designation.

NOTE: Correct footwear and clothing are essential.

 

The river has played a major part in the history of the area from Roman times to the present day. Barges navigated as far as Cricklade, although today only canoists are seen to be able to regularly use the stretch upriver of Castle Eaton. However, our forefathers also used the river and its tributaries to irrigate specially constructed water meadows which are still in place on the outskirts of Cricklade where the now famous rare Snakehead Fritillaries (fritillaria meleagris) attract many visitors in April of each year.

Thames Path Guide

 

It's A GREAT DAY OUT WITH A VISIT TO THE RED LION Grid Ref. 14529583

 

By a booked arrangement, walkers from

the Red Lion can be dropped off on the Thames Path and can regain their own transport at our car park after their walk.

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