As with all the Thames running routes, this is a flat course (apart from climbing the steps to each bridge) and includes a really nice scenic stretch.

My particular favourite view is taken just after Barnes Bridge as you run by the The Ship pub on the way towards Chiswick Bridge, its a little industrial for some, but I love the view of the brewery and its reflection cast in the river.

With this being a circular route, you can start it wherever you like. Barnes Bridge is as good a point as any though, and has useful transport links – use either the mainline train or bus numbers 419 or 209 from Hammersmith. Quite a few good pubs in the vicinity as well, if you like to reward yourself after a run.

The satellite image, just about demonstrates that there is a clear footpath all the way around the river route, so there isn’t really any option to get lost.

Map created by EveryTrail: GPS Travel Community

This is the shortest route on the list but it is a good staple run and very easily extended, it forms part of the larger runs such as the 8.1 km Kew & Barnes Bridge Round and the 10 km Chiswick and Hammersmith Eight.

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