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On and Around the River Thames Sports and Recreation

So Much To Do - So Little Cost

The Thames Path National Trail is 185 Miles of FREE, level, healthy walking. Many events such as the Thames Path 100K charity walk take place throughout the year. Many other visitors enjoy its beauty and too. Try it sometime. Total cost a little shoe leather!

Sailing is a favourite sport up and down the entire River Thames. Many clubs offer free trails. Or for kids, they can join in via, cubs, scouts, brownies and guides or often through the many school schemes at little or no cost.

Such an exciting sport. White water Kayaking on Thames Weirs can be a very inexpensive way of enjoying the Thames. By buying some second hand equipment, a couple of hundred pounds will be sufficient to scare you rigid!

Perhaps cheapest of all is a park bench in a riverside park and take your own sandwiches, but if funds allow why not try a pub lunch, enjoy a salad or a sandwich and a pint or two of your favourite beer, or maybe a wine!

Click on any photo on this page to go to a dedicated page showing two “public domain” videos to do with the subject selected.

Top Left: So what could be more English than the Henley Royal Regatta, or maybe row your way through Central London?

Middle Left: David Walliams enjoys a swim for charity with a canoe in support

Middle Right: Stephen Johnston is Angling for one, or two big ones. Enjoy!

Top Right: Aperitifs before dinner! 1st class dining abounds all along the way

Be sure to view the Thames Path video as it describes the healthy fun to be had walking on the Thames Path National Trail, part of a National Organisation who are also RTA Members.

So, whatever your sport or leisure interest be sure to use this page to watch some selected publicly available YouTube Videos, via our direct links.

Many thanks to the Video makers for all of their work. If you have any videos or photos you would like us to use please call.

Sailing video Kayaking Video Rowing video Eating & Drinking Video Angling Video Thames Path Walking Video David Walliams Video Eating & Drinking Video Thames Path Walking Video

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Published Thursday,

1st October 2015

Kingston upon Thames Councillor Cathy Roberts, Cabinet Member Environmental Health at Kingston Council, said:  

“Kingston, along with most London boroughs, is exceeding Government targets for annual mean nitrogen dioxide and daily mean particulates, especially close to the A3 and other busy roads. We are tackling this head-on by developing a new Air Quality Action Plan. We know that the population of our borough is going to increase. We need to act now to ensure that growth is not accompanied by worsening air quality. So we are working closely with Transport for London to explore the potential introduction of low emission buses and reviewing bus routes around the borough which are regularly subject to delays, causing localised pollution. Improving sustainable travel options within the borough is also key to the success of the plan. We are particularly looking at how we can improve pedestrian walkways and cycle parking provision.

I urge residents, visitors and local businesses to get involved in this consultation and let us know what they think of our plans to tackle this important issue.”

The Air Quality Action Plan consultation ends on Thurs 7 January 2016.

Spelthorne Council has an annual grant process for providing financial support to local voluntary groups and clubs. Individuals may also apply if they are setting up a community activity/event that will benefit Spelthorne residents.

Applications are considered in November each year, for grants to be paid in the following April. Applications will thereafter be accepted throughout the year until all funds have been allocated. Please submit you application using the grant application form on the right. Service Level Agreements will be put in place for recipients of grants in excess of £5,000.The award of a grant in previous years gives no guarantee of funding for future years.You can complete the online Grant Application form. Our grants criteria page explains the agreed criteria for the different categories of applicant.The Council may require audited accounts where applicable.We are always seeking to raise the profile of the grants and successful applicants should be prepared to appear in any publicity.For further information contact Joanne Jones on 01784 446421, email:

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Why the ATYC ?

The Association of Thames Yacht Clubs represents over 50 member motor yacht clubs and is dedicated to protecting the navigational and general interests of all Thames boat users.

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