On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

(North Bank) Teddington Lock to Putney Bridge

Teddington Lock is a complex of three locks and opened to river traffic here in 1811. The river downstream of the lock, known as the Tideway, is tidal, and so the locks are the end of the Tidal Thames. This section of the Thames Path has so much to see and do along the way! On this side of the river, the route passes Syon Park, home to the Duke of Northumberland, a wonderful home, full of beauty and magnificence, of great paintings and furniture, with perhaps the finest Robert Adam interior in the country. Surrounded by its own parkland, with Kew Gardens across the Thames, it is hard to believe that Syon is barely 10 miles from central London! Stand on the Green is a particularly picturesque part of London and is well known for its pubs and restaurants so a perfect place for a pit-stop. Following the river downstream, although the Putney Bridge is the starting point of the Cambridge – Oxford boat race, this bridge symbolises the end of this section, and is a great place to sit down, enjoy the river views and have a bite to eat.

Distance: 
14.1 miles / 22.6 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
5 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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