River Thames

British Comedian David Williams of Little Britain fame is currently swimming the full length of the River Thames as part of the Big Splash Challenge for Sport Relief.

Now I myself have walked from Ashton Keynes to Trewsbury Mead in search of the original source of the River Thames. It’s about a mile north of the village of Kemble in southern Gloucestershire, near the town of Cirencester in the Cotswolds.

Upon arrival (a lovely day this past July), there was not a drop of water in sight. Just a commemorative monument! Below is a picture of me at the unofficial source which is about half a mile before Trewsbury Mead.

UB_AtSourceOfRiverThames.jpg

After standing in this field looking over my shoulder to make sure none of the cows off in the distance came charging, we crossed a major road and more fields before getting to Trewsbury Mead.

You can review more photos of my trip via my Facebook Hike: South Cotswolds via The Source Of The Thames album.

Leave a Reply