London Green Belt Way  


Photos of Stage 1

Hampton Court Palace  to  Staines-upon-Thames  (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-uopn-Thames Pier. 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. By the finish.



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