GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hammersmith Thames Path River Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk from Hammersmith takes you along the River Thames Path, visiting local highlights including Chiswick House, Barnes Common, the London Wetland Centre and the Beverley Brook Walk.
The walk starts at Hammersmith Bridge where you can pick up the Thames Path and follow the waymarked footpath west along the river to Chiswick. Here you can take a short detour from the path to visit Chiswick House where you'll find 65 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding a fine neo-Palladian villa.
The route then returns to the river and follows the path towards Barnes where you cross the water on Barnes Bridge. You then pick up a section of the Beverley Brook Walk and follow it east across Barnes Common to return to the river near Fulham. Here you can see Craven Cottage and Fulham Palace on the other side of the water.
The route continues north along the river towards the London Wetland Centre. The reserve is a great place for spotting a variety of wildfowl and waders on the reserve's pretty lakes. From here it is a short walk north to return to Hammersmith Bridge where the route finishes.


W6 9DA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hammersmith OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hammersmith Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can extend the walk by heading west to visit the famous Kew Gardens and Syon Park near Richmond. The Brentford Canal Walk can also be picked up near here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater London Walks page.


Hammersmith Bridge - - 1812735

Hammersmith Bridge

Houseboats near Hammersmith - - 1812973

Houseboats near Hammersmith

Chiswick House - - 8981

Chiswick House

Barnes From Barnes Bridge - - 1309673

Barnes From Barnes Bridge. Beyond the wall, a path runs between the waterfront and The Terrace. Near the centre of the picture, the turning to the right is Barnes High Street.

Part of Barnes Common. - - 27865

Part of Barnes Common. Looking towards Vine Road.

'Wetland Living' at the London Wetland Centre - - 1918728

'Wetland Living' at the London Wetland Centre


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Hammersmith.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)