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River Thames

April 14, 2018

Hannington bridge to Lechlade

The river is canoeable from Cricklade but the level was high and we were nervous – if you’ve ever been caught in a strainer you won’t want to repeat the experience. No access at Kempsford. Hannington bridge has parking for a couple of cars, and access left bank above and below the bridge.

0 km – Hannington bridge


The next couple of bendy miles are tricky at high water.

Fallen trees need care. We portaged one at about 2 km.

3 km – The Thames path runs along the right bank, crossing inlets and the river Cole


4 km – Inglesham village and church right.


4.5 km – Inglesham Round House and old warehouse left. Followed immediately by the entrance to the derelict Thames and Severn canal, the mouth of the rive Coln, and a footbridge.



Moored boats above Lechlade

5.5 km Halfpenny Bridge Lechlade. Sadly now toll free. Land left immediately above for Riverside pub and canoe hire.


Or paddle through and land left for the New Inn

The New Inn is right in the centre of Lechlade

Click here for Lechlade to Northmoor, and here for the Oxford circuit.

Jim Thornton

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