FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER


SOME USEFUL LINKS

SITES RELATED TO THE RIVER THAMES

THE RIVER THAMES SOCIETY

A registered charity formed for the protection and promotion of the River Thames from its source to the sea.

THE HENLEY RIVER AND ROWING MUSEUM

An interesting museum which is a few minutes walk from the town moorings.

THE TRADITIONAL BOAT RALLY

An annual event held on Fawley meadows. A great chance to look at classic boats.

BISHAM ABBEY SAILING SCHOOL

An excellent and friendly navigation school on the Thames, which runs practical and theory RYA courses for both sailing and motor boats.

THE THAMES PATH NATIONAL TRAIL

It's possible to walk the whole way from the source to the Thames Barrier following the River.

THE THAMES PATH PROJECT

A record of Andy Bleach's project to walk the entire Thames Path.

THAMES21

Co-ordinating an ongoing programme to prevent litter in the tidal Thames and its tributaries.

THAMES EXPLORER TRUST

The Trust offers a range of services to help people get to know the River, especially in London.

THAMES WEB

The Thames Estuary Partnership Website.

THAMESPILOT

A Project which aims to help you to navigate through the rich history of the River Thames from source to sea.

PORTCITIES LONDON

A site which aims to help you explore the history of maritime London from Roman settlements to today's Docklands.

LONDON WILDWEB

Information about wildlife in and around London, including the River Thames and its tributaries.

THE TIDEWAY

Useful information about the tidal section of the river.

WOOLWICH FREE FERRY

An interesting site about the Woolwich Ferry and its history.

GREENWICH 2000

A site about Greenwich and the Thames .

THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM AT GREENWICH

Plenty to interest and amuse here for a good day out.

THE CUTTY SARK

Look round this famous clipper ship, also at Greenwich.

THE STEAMSHIP "STREATLEY"

Have a trip on this renovated boat powered by steam.

GREENWOOD'S MAP OF LONDON IN 1827

Look at this map and find out how London has changed.

THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

The government body that is responsible for navigation on the Non-tidalThames.

VISIT THE THAMES

The Enviroment Agency's page about boating and leisure on the upper Thames

PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY

The body that is responsible for navigation on the Tidal Thames.

THE RIVER THAMES GUIDE

A guide of what there is to do and see in places along the Thames from Oxford to London.

THE THAMES PATH ONLINE GUIDE

An independent guide to the Thames Path and the River Thames.

WHERE THAMES SMOOTH WATERS GLIDE

A Punter's View of the River Thames by John Eade

THAMES SKIFF HIRE

This is the site for those who wish to emulate Three Men in a Boat

HARTSLOCK NATURE RESERVE

A Nature Reserve which is part of a SSSI on the north side of the Thames between Whitchurch and Goring on Thames.

WARGRAVE BOATING CLUB

A club which encourages canoeing, punting, skiffing and rowing.

THAMES SCOUT CRUISING CLUB

The boat club for all in Scouting.

UPRIVER ANGELS

A Guide to the non-tidal Thames from Teddington to Abingdon.

MARITIME VOLUNTEER SERVICE (CITY OF LONDON UNIT)

A team of volunteers keen to maintain, foster and pass on maritime skills.

PAINTINGS OF THAMES BRIDGES

Doug Myers plans to produce an artistic record of every bridge over the Thames.

PAINTINGS OF THE THAMES

Ashley Bryant's website which includes paintings from his forthcoming book and exhibition of the River Thames

PAINTER OF OF THE WORKING THAMES

Terry Scales, coming from a long line of Bermondsey Lightermen and dockers, has spent a lifetime recording changes along the waterfront

JIM BATTY IMAGE LIBRARY OF LONDON AND THE RIVER THAMES

The jimbatty.com image library offers stock photographs of London and the River Thames from its source to the Thames Barrier.

CAPTAIN WILLIAM WELLS

The website of Captain William Wells, Senior River Pilot, Port of London and a professional public speaker.

STARTMARINE

Personal valet, management & repair services for boats of the Thames Valley.


OTHER BOATING SITES

THE SHIPPING FORECAST

Essential for any sea trip.

THE CRUISING ASSOCIATION

A useful source of information for anyone proposing cruising in European Waters.

ROYAL YACHTING ASSOCIATION

The main UK organisation representing boaters of many kinds.

ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION

A valuable service which we hope we will never need.

LOADS MORE FUN!

An online resource detailing all the fundraising events in the UK currently organised by the RNLI.

MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY

An organisation committed to saving lives, improving maritime safety and protecting the marine environment.

ASSOCIATION OF DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIPS

Information about the little ships which crossed the Channel to rescue the British Forces during WWll.

BROOM OWNERS CLUB

A web site devoted to Broom boats.

LADY MARTINA

The cruising logs of the organisers of the Broom Owners Club.

GEORGE'S CANAL BOATING IN THE UK & EUROPE

A comprehensive source of links for canals and inland waterways.

JIM SHEAD'S WATERWAYS INFORMATION

An encyclopedia of the canals and rivers of England and Wales, including the River Thames

MARINEDATA

A comprehensive list of boating links.

THE UK SAILING INDEX

Another useful list of boating links.


LIVEABOARD SITES

A ROSY VIEW OF LIFE

Bill Davies and his amusing report of life in France aboard his narrowboat Rosy.

LIVING THE DREAM

Follow the travels of Rob and Marlane aboard their boat Oo-La-La. We met them in Carcassonne on the Canal du Midi.

LIFE ON A DUTCH BARGE

Bill and Nancy, an American couple from San Fransisco, live on a converted Dutch barge in France. We met them in St Jean de Losne on the Saone.

KAHAWI, THE SAIL AWAY FROM IT SITE

The log of Colin and Urszula Barrett as they plan a new life on their boat in Europe. We met up with them on the Thames whilst they were still planning their adventure.

CRUISING WITH SEACREST

Sylvia and Peter describe their extensive travels on their 47ft sailing boat through Europe.


We are always on the lookout for sources of further information. Below are details of where to obtain two videos about the Thames that are worth seeing.

Limeleaf Productions
www.seatosource.co.uk
Click on link above to order a copy
-first shown on LWT

Grindelwald Productions
www.grindelwald.co.uk
Click on link above to order a copy
-first shown on Six TV Oxford



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