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Useful websites for visiting the Arcadian Thames

Visit Thames For information on visiting the non-tidal Thames, from Teddington through to Cricklade in Oxfordshire
Visit Richmond For information on visiting the London Borough Richmond upon Thames
Richmond Walks
What’s on in Hounslow For information on what’s on in the London Borough of Hounslow
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Follow links to the tourism pages
Elmbridge Borough Council Follow links to the tourism pages
Surrey County Council Follow links to the tourism pages
To the River A wonderful website with panoramic views and information about the River Thames in Richmond.
Tide Tables for 2009 and 10
Met Office for 3-5 day weather reports
Environment Agency for information about lock closures etc.
Richmond Walks

Public Transport

Transport for London Mayor of London’s website for all of London’s public transport network, including tube, bus and overground trains.
National Rail Useful website for planning journeys by train including reservation and ticketing facilities.
South West Trains Main train operator serving stations along the Arcadian Thames.
Silverlink Train operator for the North London Line, linking Richmond Station with North Woolwich across north and west London.

Walking and cycling

Transport for London Mayor of London’s website for all of London’s public transport network, including information and maps on walking and cycling.
Walk London find information on a network of routes across the Capital
Ramblers Association Britain’s biggest walking charity, working for 70 years to promote walking and to improve conditions for everyone who walks in England, Scotland and Wales.
London Cycling Campaign Working to make London a world class cycling city.
SUSTRANS The UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, working on practical projects so people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment.
Thames Path National Trail For infomation on the walk that follows the river’s course.

Getting on the river

Turk Launches – Operate a scheduled, fully licensed passanger boat service between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court (mid-April – September).
Westminster Passenger Service Association The only riverboat company operating a scheduled service from Westminster to Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court. (April to October).
Parrs Boat Hire
British Canoe Union

Ferry links
Hampton / Hurst Park
Twickenham / Ham

Pleasure craft hire
Richmond Bridge Boathouse Boats accommodating up to 7 persons are available 7 days a week from (Easter to October).

Local Groups

Twickenham Museum
Thames Explorer Trust an educational charity set up in 1988
Brentford Dock community pages for the Brentford Dock Estate including history of Brentford
River Thames Society
Molesey Residents Association
Brentford Community Council
Richmond Society
Isleworth Society
Kew Society
Ham and Petersham Association
Hampton Wick Association
Kingston Society
Canbury and Riverside Association
Teddinton Society
Twickenham Society

General Interest and Thames History

Thames Discovery Programme Films view the Foreshore Recording & Observation Group films and blogs
A brief history of Eelpie Island hotel
BFI Film showing a journey down the Thames in 1935
PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Rare Seahorses Found in River Thames a National Geographic Article
Floating Down the River River Thames and Boaty Things, packed full of information about the river, particularly aimed at boat owners.
Thames21 An environmental charity carrying out volunteer work along London’s waterway
London Wildweb explore wildlife in London
Waterscape.com Britain’s official guide to canals, rivers and lakes
Brentford Middlesex, a Town to Remember Photos, links, information of Brentford as it was and as it is now
Molesey History the local history works of Rowland Baker
Thames Water
National Maritime Museum The National Maritime Museum comprises three sites: the Maritime Galleries, the Royal Observatory and the Queen’s House in Greenwich
Museum in Docklands reveals the long history of London as a port.

Wildlife and Biodiversity

UK Biodiversity Action Reporting System
Richmond Biodiversity and Habitat Action Plans
Kingston Natural Environment Information
Hounslow Wildlife Information
Elmbridge Countryside Information
Surrey Biodiversity Action Plan
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology the UK’s Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere
Institute of Fisheries Management internation orgaisation for sustainable recreational and commercial fisheries
London Biodiversity Partnership
Marine Conservation Society UK charity dedicated to caring for our seas, shores and wildlife
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
World Wildlife Fund
Zoological Society of London
National Aquatic Litter Group bringing individual organisations together to tackle litter in the aquatic environment
Natural Englands Interactive Mapping Website

Policy and Planning information

The London Plan
London Development Agency
DEFRA Water Framework Directive
Europa Water Framework Directive
Environment Agency Consultation on the Water Framework Directive Thames Basin
Department of Transport
Government Office for the South East
Greater Thames Estuary Regional Research Framework

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The Review of Thames Landscape Strategy

Thames Landscape Strategy Review

The Thames Landscape Strategy has been reviewed. Follow the link below for details.

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Thames Landscape Strategy Document

The Thames Landscape Strategy is a 100-year blueprint for the River Thames between Hampton and Kew. To view the full strategy document follow the link below.

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Thames Landscape Strategy Annual Review

View the latest Annual Review, a roundup of all the latest developments in the Arcadian Thames