Thames Path Passport
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Thames Path Passport . Your personal passport can be stamped by over 30 “stamping stations” that are working with us on this initiative. Collect one stamp per page of your passport and we will send you a completion certificate! The passport is available to purchase in our online shop.
We have partnered on this initiative with Thames Path National Trail. For each passport you purchase (price is £7.50), we make a contribution of £1.50 to the National Trails office which helps fund the upkeep of the Path.
Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t worry. Just email us the sections and dates that you walked and we’ll stamp your passport for these sections before sending them to you.
That’s not a problem. Providing it’s between April and October we can deliver your Passport to your next hotel. Best send a cover email along with your order. Don’t forget to send us your completed stages so we can add stamps for those.
Great question! We’ve put posters onto the exterior of most of our stations. All you need to do is scan the QR code and enter your the four digits that are on your passport. We’ll then know you were there and will add these stamps when you send your passport in.
Yes we can although the price will vary depending on delivery location. It’s best you email us first. We can also deliver the Passport to your starting hotel.
Our Stamping Stations
Here’s a list of our stamping stations together with opening hours and directions if off the Path. Those with a QR code outside to enable virtual stamping are marked with *.
- Thames Head Inn* 1
Whilst technically not on the Path, there's nowhere closer to the source of the Thames than this pub. Hopefully either your first or last stamp! There is a footpath leading from the pub, which lies on the A433, to the source about 0.7 miles away. OPEN DAILY FROM 11am
- White Hart, Ashton Keynes* 7
Aside from the Thames Head Inn, which isn't technically on the Thames Path, this is the first pub you will pass. Open daily from noon except Monday's/
- Red Lion, Cricklade* 12
The first pub you will see in Cricklade and the only one directly on the Path. OPEN MON-FRI lunch and evening; SAT all day from 12am; SUN 12-4pm
- Red Lion, Castle Eaton* 17
Castle Eaton is a great place to stop for lunch if walking from Cricklade and no detour required. OPEN FROM 12am. CLOSED MON-TUES.
- Church of St John the Baptist, Inglesham 22
Step inside this tiny church and you will go back in time to the 17th century . This building is managed by the Churches Conservation Trust who have agreed to host our stamps. Do please be generous and leave a donation. The stamp should be on the table inside the church (not in the foyer). OPEN ALL DAY EVERY DAY.
- Cotswold Christmas Shop 23
One of the more unusual sites along the Thames Path is Father Christmas standing outside a shop in Lechlade on a summer's day. The shop is in the town. From the Thames Path, cross the bridge and turn left at the traffic lights. The shop is a few yards on your right. CLOSED: TUES-WEDS.
- Buscot Tea Room 25
At the lock, cross the river and follow the track into the village. The tea room is on your left after the National Trust car park. Distance off route: 0.3 miles. OPEN DAILY 10am - 4.30 pm. CLOSED TUESDAY'S
- Trout, Tadpole Bridge* 33
Open daily for lunch or even a morning coffee, this is a perfect place to stop.
- Rose Revived, Newbridge* 39
No detour needed to reach this stamping station. The Path runs right past the pub. OPEN ALL DAY EVERY DAY.
- Ferryman, Bablock Hythe* 43
A ferry used to run here taking walkers across to the towpath on the other side. The Path leaves the river at the Ferryman which is OPEN DAILY FROM NOON
- Paper Boat Cafe, Folly Bridge 54
We've chosen this location carefully as, whether you walk through the town or along the Thames Path, you are sure to pass Folly Bridge where the Paper Boat Cafe awaits you. The cafe is on the Oxford side of the bridge and can't be missed. CLOSED MONDAY'S.
- Annies at the Boathouse, Abingdon 63
Step down off the bridge to reach this lovely tea shop. OPEN DAILY 9am - 5pm
- Shillingford Bridge Hotel 72
The Thames Path takes follows the left bank to Shillingford BrIdge. A short walk across the bridge will take you to the hotel with arguably the nicest garden terrace on the Thames. Or, if you're following our recommended Shillingford detour, you'll go right past it! OPEN DAILY.
- Town Arms,Wallingford* 76
You will see this pub as soon as you turn away from the river in the centre of Wallingford. CLOSED Mon-Tues.
- Beetle and Wedge, Moulsford* 79
Having walked for nearly a mile down the A329 you'll be glad to stop here. Open daily from 11am.
- Garden Cafe, Pangbourne* 87
A couple of minutes walk from the Thames Path and into Pangbourne will take you to the Garden Cafe. Just opposite the George. OPEN DAILY FROM 9am TO 4pm
- Mad Duck Cafe, Purley* 89
Although slightly off the Thames Path, by visiting this cafe you will get the best views of Mapledurham House. When the Thames Path turns right away from the river (after Mapledurham Lock), carry on alongside the river. At the end of the meadow take the next turn right. The cafe is almost immediately on your right. OPENING HOURS: OPEN DAILY EXCEPT WEDNESDAYS . To rejoin the path, carry on along the same road until you reach a gate which takes you onto Mapledurham Drive which happens to be the Thames Path!
- The Baskerville, Shiplake 100
Another pub/hotel that you will pass whilst walking. Stop by for food or beverage. They'd love to see you. CLOSED MONDAY'S
- Museum of River and Rowing, Henley 102
This museum is a must for all Thames Path walkers as it is dedicated to the river. As it is in Henley there is a particular emphasis on rowing. There's also a permanent "Wind in the Willows" display as nearby Fawley Court is considered by some to be Toad Hall. The museum is 50 meters to your left as you approach Henley, just past Marsh meadows and 600 meters before the bridge. OPEN THURSDAY - MONDAY 10AM - 4PM (EVERY DAY THRU' SUMMER)
- Strawberry Grove, Marlow* 110
This tea shop is one of the first buildings on the High Street so you won't have far to go. It's open daily from 9am.
- Bel and the Dragon, Cookham 115
Seasoned walkers will be familiar with this inn which offers exquisite accommodation. No need to stay the night if passing.Drop in for a drink or some food. The hotel is located at the top of the high street just yards from the Thames Path. OPEN DAILY.
- Visitors Centre, Windsor 125
You'll have to walk into town to collect this stamp. But it's well worth it. The stamp is found in the Guildhall, where Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were married. It's also home to the museum. From the bridge walk up the hill past the castle (Thames Street). The Guildhall is just over the brow of the hill. OPEN WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY 10AM - 4PM
- National Trust Visitors Centre, Runnymede* 130
No better place for a stamp than at the visitors centre which, by the way, has a tea shop! It's just a few yards across the road on your right as you enter the meadows of Runnymede. OPEN DAILY 10AM - 4PM
- Ferry Coffee Shop, Shepperton* 139
You can't miss this place as you'll need to come here to cross the river by ferry! OPEN DAILY 9AM-5PM
- Molesey Lock Cafe* 144
Just as you approach Hampton Court, there is a lovely outdoor cafe on your right. Enjoy the cakes! OPEN DAILY 9.30AM-4.30PM
- Tides Table Cafe, Richmond (right bank) 152
You can't get much closer to Richmond Bridge than this. The cafe sits right under the bridge's arches on the Richmond side. OPEN DAILY 7.30AM - 6PM
- Bull's Head, Strand on the Green* (left bank) 157
This iconic pub can be found along the Thames Path on the left bank just past Kew. OPEN DAILY FROM 11AM
- Southwark Cathedral (right bank) 169
We are blessed to have Southwark Cathedral host our stamps. Although the current building dates back to 1212, it has only been a Cathedral since 1905 when the Diocese of Southwark was created, taking over a number of parishes from Rochester. Two stamps have been left: one at the shop; and one with the vergers. OPEN DAILY FROM 8AM - 6PM
- Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe* (right bank) 171
What could be more apt than to get your passport stamped at the Brunel Museum, dedicated to the man who, probably more than any other, stamped his mark on the river: by this time you will have passed his bridges and tunnels. The museum is located at the site of the right bank entrance to the Thames Tunnel, the first ever tunnel under a navigable river, designed and built by Marc Brunel and his son, Isambard. OPEN THURSDAY 12AM-6PM; &, SATURDAY SUNDAY 11AM-5PM
- Mayflower, Rotherhithe (right bank) 171
This iconic pub is named after the point where the famous ship set sail to Plymouth before embarking on its journey to the New World. It's also the only pub in Britain allowed to sell stamps. Open daily from noon.
- The Space, Isle of Dogs* (left bank) 174
For those who have opted for Wapping and Canary Wharf, the walk down Westferry Road (no. 269) can be interrupted by a visit to The Space, a community theatre which has a bar/coffee shop open daily from noon. Passport holders get a 10% discount on purchases!
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