GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kemble Walks

12 miles (19 km)

This Gloucestershire village is located on the Thames Path National Trail very close to the Source of the River Thames. The village includes two fine 19th century pubs, an historic 13th century church and Kemble Railway station which is on the main line from London Paddington.
This walk from the village takes you to the river source where you will find a monument with an inscription to mark the source of the river. You can then pick up the Monarch's Way to visit the splendid Cirencester Park. The expansive park is one of the walking highlights of the area with miles of trails to follow around woodland, parkland and lakes. In the town you can also visit the historic Cirencester Abbey before returning on the same paths.
The village is also ideally positioned for visiting the Cotswold Water Park. Simply follow the Thames Path south and it will take you to the park where there are miles of walking trails around numerous lakes including the nearby Neigh Bridge Country Park.


GL7 6AX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Kemble OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kemble Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Kemble

  • Source of the Thames - This walk takes you from the village of Kemble to the source of the River Thames at Thames Head, in Gloucestershire
  • Thames Path - Starting at the Source of the Thames at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, follow the iconic river through beautiful countryside and historic towns to the city of London.
  • Cirencester Park - Explore 3000 acresof parkland and woodland on this fine circular walk in Cirencester
  • Cotswold Water Park - This fabulous attraction has numerous waterside cycling and walking paths taking you around the park's 150 lakes
  • Sapperton Circular Walk - The Cotswolds village of Sapperton has some good trails to follow through the extensive local woodland and attractive Cotswolds countryside
  • Chalford and the Toadsmoor Valley - Enjoy a walk along the Thames and Severn Canal before exploring the woodland of the Toadsmoor Valley on this walk from Chalford
  • Ampney Crucis - This small Cotswolds based village lies just to the east of Cirencester.
  • Cricklade Circular Walk - Enjoy an easy stroll around the pretty Wiltshire town of Cricklade, on this circular walk in the Thames Valley
  • Wysis Way - The Wysis Way runs for 55 miles from Monmouth in Wales to Kemble, in Gloucestershire
  • Neigh Bridge Country Park - This walk visits Neigh Bridge Lake in the Cotswold Water Park in Gloucestershire.


Head to the Tavern Inn for some post walk refreshments. The village local dates back to the 19th century and is positioned by the railway. There's a nice garden outside with a 9-hole putting green. Inside there's a cosy real fire and old-fashioned window seat. You can find them at postcode GL7 6AX for your sat navs.
Just north of the village there's also the Thames Head Inn off the Terbury Road. The historic building was constructed for railway workers in the first half of the 19th.Century.It eventually became the Railway Hotel, but changed its name to the Great Western in 1923. The railway line still lies next to the pub and has to be crossed with care, following the well-trodden path. Inside there's a cosy interior with a well stocked central bar surrounded by various nooks and crannies and open fires. Outside there's a lovely landscaped garden for warmer days. You can find them at postcode GL7 6NZ on the A433 road. They are dog friendly.


Kemble War Memorial - - 2856961

Kemble War Memorial

Church Road, Kemble - - 3028626

Church Road, Kemble. The village church has aNormandoor and a tower dating from 1250, to which a spire was added in 1450.

Grade II listed Kemble House, Kemble - - 2856980

Grade II listed Kemble House, Kemble

Kemble, The Tavern - - 2097368

The Tavern Inn Kemble

River Thames at Kemble - - 2379860

River Thames at Kemble

Stone marking the source of the River Thames - - 3028212

Stone marking the source of the River Thames

Cirencester Park (geograph 5686765)

Cirencester Park

Abbey Grounds, Cirencester - - 3889912

Abbey Grounds, Cirencester


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