Active Thames and Go Jauntly app launch new walks
Active Thames, a partnership programme led by the Port of London Authority (PLA), have teamed up with Go Jauntly, a walking app for everyday outdoor adventures, to create a collection of family-friendly walks along the Thames Path.
The accessible walks feature a riverside trail and puzzle hunt in Gravesend, a ramble in Rotherhithe, jaunts in Woolwich and Bermondsey, and a nature wander around Surrey Quays.
The Thames Path National Trail covers 185.2 miles, from the Cotswolds all the way to Woolwich, London, where it meets the England Coast Path to form one continuous route from source to sea.
Hannah Gutteridge, Thames Path National Trail manager said:
“The Thames Path is London’s only National Trail. We’ve worked in partnership with Go Jauntly and the PLA to create these walks and show how the Thames Path links with London and Kent’s local communities, green spaces, and cultural history. Being beside the river, watching the tide ebb and flow, is so beneficial for our mental health- particularly in busy urban areas.”
Jenny Cooper, sports manager at the PLA said:
“It’s national trails day this weekend, and these step-free walks have been designed to encourage families to get out and about together, exploring the Thames. There’s always something interesting happening on the river, whether its boats, people or nature, and we hope the new walks encourage people to enjoy being active by the Thames.”
You can access the walks, and thousands of other routes, via the free Go Jauntly app