Links

We are pleased to offer carefully selected links to other organisations with river interests that you may find useful.

Organisations dedicated to the care and improvement of the River Thames:

Thames Heritage Trust

Thames Anglers' Conservancy

Thames RiversTrust

Thames 21

Upper Thames Protection Society

 

Other organisations with an interest in the Thames:

Thames Estuary Partnership

Inland Waterways Association

Campaign to Protect Rural England - Oxfordshire

Cotswold Canal Trust

National Coastwatch Institution

Canals & Rivers Trust - The new name for British Waterways

 

Information for visitors and other river users:

Thames Wilderness - Guide to the natural Thames

River Thames Guide

River Thames News

Boating on The Thames

Thames Path Guide

Thames Path National Trail

Discovering Britain - From the Royal Geographic Society, a series of walking routes, including the Thames near Marlow and Oxford.

Visit Oxford & Oxfordshire

Visit South Oxfordshire

Thames Landscape Strategy - a 100 year blueprint for the Arcadian Thames between Weybridge and Kew.

 

Local interests & societies:

Marlow Society

"To the River" - Environment Trust for Richmond-on-Thames

Maidenhead  Heritage Centre

Maidenhead Waterways Restoration Group

Friends of Battersea Park

Leigh Society

Chiswick Pier Trust

The Walton Society

East Berkshire Ramblers' Group

Oxford Preservation Trust

 

Watersports & clubs

Thames Traditional Rowing Association - Promoting fixed seat rowing and sculling in traditional cutters

Westminster Boating Base - A charity teaching water skills in the heart of London

Merchant Navy Association Boat Club

On the Water - British Marine Federation's online guide to boating and watersports; essential information to inspire you to get on the water.

 

Education and promoting access to the river:

Thames Explorer Trust

Rivertime Boat Trust - access to boating for children and adults with disabilities

River and Rowing Museum - Henley-on-Thames

 Thames Heritage Tapestry 

Researching the River Thames - an environmental history guide from the University of Greenwich

Panorama of the Thames - a unique visual record of the river from Georgian times to the present day

 

Historic Craft:

Medway Queen - Heroine of Dunkirk

Consuta - 1898 fast steam launch

Cambria - Thames sailing barge reconstruction

 

Events:

Thames Sailing Barge Match

Great River Race

Thames Festival

Lord Mayor's Show

 

 Resources:

Stolen Boats

"Thames Smooth Waters" - the Thames in literature

Marlow

Kingfisher

Stroudwater

Thames swimming