Two new types of signposts are being installed in the London area of the Thames Path by the National Trails authority.
The first is a decal, pictured above, that is placed on signposts. This is easy to install and easy to replace. Cyclists will be familar with the blue signs as they eagerly search wondering whether they’ve missed a turning.
The second are new fingerpost signs, featured to the right.
It adds to the variety of Thames Path signposts that are already out there. All of these help to navigate the Thames Path walker down the correct route and, give or take a mile or so, tell you exactly how far you have to go.
The acorn is, of course, a symbol that this is a National Trail which is therefore shared across the other 15 trails.
Of all the signposts that we have found whilst walking or cycling, the most distinctive must surely be of the Camino de Santiago, a variety of routes from various European locations all converging at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The scallop shell is intended to convey that there are many paths leading to one point.
If the Thames Path was to have its own symbol, what would it be?