London Green Belt Way  

 

Photos of Stage 1

Hampton Court Palace to Staines Bridge (13 miles)

 

The stage starts at the main door of Hampton Court Palace and follows the Thames Path through Hurst Park, Walton-on-Thames, Halliford, Old Shepperton and Laleham to the finish at Staines Bridge. The route is flat and easy. For photos with blue borders, click on photo for larger image.

 

The Start at Hampton Court.

 

Guarding the Main Gate of the Palace.

 

Hampton Court Palace from across the Thames.

 

Looking back to Hampton Court Bridge.

 

 

River Thames Sign, Molesey Lock - click to read.

 

Houseboats at Taggs Island.

 

The Astoria - Houseboat of Fred Karno

   

 

Garrick Villa & Temple

 

Molesey Hurst

   

 

Hampton Ferry & Church

 

Platts Eyot

 

Hedge Sculpture next to the river and Thames Path past the wall of the Molesey Reservoirs

   

 

The Weir Hotel on the Thames Path near Sunbury Weir 

   

 

Traditional boat near Weir Hotel

 

Sunbury Court hides behind its island

 

Into Sunbury Lock

 

Start of the "Walton Mile"

 

Sir Arthur Sullivan's house next to the towpath at Walton

   

 

Grave of Edward Lumpy Stevens in St Mary's churchyard and Black Swan on Thames at Walton

    

 

The Swan at Walton-on-Thames

 

Walton Wharf and Marriage Certificate of Jerome Kern - click for larger images.

   

 

Mr Whippy & Back of Swan Pub Walton Riverside.

 

Old Manor House Walton.

 

Old Manor House sign - click to read.

 

River Thames Path at Walton

 

Cecil Hepworth, Netfold Studios & Clifford Spain - click to read more

       

 

Footbridge over the entrance to Walton Marina

 

Thames Path Sign near Walton Bridge

 

Walton Bridge

 

Thomas Love Peacocks house at Halliford

 

Old Shepperton Square & Church

   

 

Sign over the door of The Anchor Hotel & Margaret Love Peacock's headstone Shepperton Square - click for larger images.

   

 

Thames Court Hotel at Shepperton Lock

 

River Thames Path towards Chertsey Bridge

 

Blanch Herriot Monument and Chertsey Campsite next to River Thames at Chertsey Bridge

   

 

Thames Path signpost and House Painting near Chertsey Bridge

   

 

Chertsey Lock and M3 Road Bridge from under Chertsey Bridge

 

Kingfisher pub and nearby Coal Post

   

 

Magna Carta Hotel Barge under M3 road bridge

 

Laleham Reach in Flood and the Bar-B-Que area

   

 

Laleham Reach, one of many signs - "Get to know the Birds" & Mr Whippy ice-cream van

   

 

Matthew Arnold's Grave at Laleham

 

River Thames after Laleham

 

Looking back to Staines Railway Bridge

 

Staines Town Hall and the Trafalgar Way Plaque on its side - click for larger.

   

 

Water Feature and Swan Arch, Staines riverside

   

 

To the finish at Staines Bridge

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