GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walton on Thames River Walk

10 miles (16.5 km)

This walk takes you along a section of the Thames Path to Hampton Court Park. It's about a 5 mile walk to the historic palace, so 10 miles there and back.

The walk starts on Walton Bridge where you can pick up the waymarked footpath and follow it north east towards the riverside park, Sunbury and the pretty Sunbury Lock where there's an old lockkeeper's house and a weir.
The route continues past Hurst Park before coming to Hampton Court Bridge. Here you can cross the bridge before finishing at the impressive palace. The 16th century palace has a fascinating history having been one of Henry VIII's most favoured residences.

Walton on Thames OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Walton on Thames Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Anglers is on the route close to the riverside park in Walton. They have some Thameside outdoor seating where you can enjoy a meal with views of the river. You can find the pub at postcode KT12 2PF for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The riverside path is ideal for a dog walk and the Anglers pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You could extend the walk by continuing along the river to Kingston where you can cross to Hampton Wick. Here you could visit the lovely Bushy Park where there are miles of trails and several resident deer.
You could also head west along the river and visit Weybridge and Chertsey.
The circular Shepperton Walk visits Old Shepperton where there are some fine old buildings surrounding an attractive square. There's also a noteworthy 15th century pub to visit on the walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

The Thames from Walton Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 16519

The Thames from Walton Bridge. This photograph was taken from the old Walton bridge looking across the new bridge. The old one is now just for cyclists and pedestrians.

River Thames at Walton-on-Thames - geograph.org.uk - 364739

River Thames at Walton-on-Thames. Viewed looking across the river from Walton-on-Thames towards the riverside houses in Shepperton.

River Thames, The swans at Walton-on-Thames - geograph.org.uk - 367728

River Thames: The swans at Walton-on-Thames. River viewed looking upstream towards Walton Bridge and Walton Marina.

Sunbury Lock - geograph.org.uk - 1404330

Sunbury Lock. This is the older of the two locks that comprise Sunbury Lock. It dates from the mid-1850s when the present lock was constructed to replace an earlier lock situated a short distance upstream. A footbridge links this part of the lock with Sunbury Lock Ait but is not open to the public.

Old Lock House, Sunbury Lock, Walton-on-Thames

Old Lock House, Sunbury Lock, Walton-on-Thames. View of the lock cut and the old lock house from narrow Sunbury Lock Ait

Hurst Park - geograph.org.uk - 1331527

Hurst Park

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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