From here on transport is straightforward. From the famous father thames statue and the site of the first pineapple grown in britain to a garden redesigned by the bbc s ground force.
There are 45 locks on the river each with one or more adjacent weirs these lock and weir combinations are used for controlling the flow of water down the river most notably when there is a risk of flooding and provide for.
River thames locks and distances. Registering your boat at a lock. The river thames runs for 215 miles from it s source at thames head in gloucestershire to the thames estuary where it flows into the north sea. 2 canals flow into the river thames.
Each one has its own individual history and unique personality. River thames conditions advice for boaters. Please use our journey calculator to see how long your journey on the thames might take.
Every year i stick a bit of paper near the dashboard with a list of locks when we go on our annual upriver cruise because even after almost thirty years sailing or cruising the river thames i can never remember them all. It excludes locking time as. Richmond is a comparatively new town having been founded by henry vii in 1501 when he built richmond palace named after richmond in north yorkshire.
Distances and travel times between locks. The english river thames is navigable from cricklade for small boats or lechlade for larger boats to the sea and this part of the river falls 71 meters 234 feet. Lock kmetres miles minscum hours 33osneylock 32iffley lock 3 73 2 32 28 19 1 31sandford lock 2 7 1 68 21 18 6 30abingdon lock 7 38 4 58 56 18 3 29culham lock 4 15 2 58 32 17 3 28clifton lock 4 52 2 81 34 16 8 27day s lock 4 8 2 98 36 16 2 26bensonlock 6 37 3 96 48 15 6 25cleevelock 10 46 6 5 79 14 8 24goringlock 1 0 62 8 13 5 23whitchurch lock 6 55 4 07 50 13 4.
If you are planning to boat on the river thames you may also find our locks and facilities for boaters page useful. The following table lists the. You can print your journey times using the print journey link on pop up window.
The river is tidal as far as tedington lock. Richmond is the first tube stop as you walk downstream. If you are planning to boat on the river thames you may also find our distances and measurements for boaters page useful.
There are a total of 45 locks on the upper reaches of the thames. The non tidal locks of the river thames listed in order from lechlade st johns to teddington with statistics. The first proper locks appeared in the 1630s.
Richmond lock is the last or first of the 45 locks on the thames. You can buy short period launch. Calculate journey time please note the journey calculator is based on travelling downstream at an average of 8km h in normal river conditions.
There are 45 locks on the non tidal river thames. Details of distances to next locks down stream from st john s to molesey in both kilometres and miles together with estimated times at 8 km h.