Thames Explorer Challenge

Welcome – Thames Explorers Wanted!

Ready for a Thames Explorer Challenge? Some of the most fascinating Thames walks that you’re ever likely to come across…

Created by a top team of archaeologists, ecologists, geographers and historians, the Thames Explorer Challenge routes not only provide a great opportunity to get outdoors and get walking but – as each route is dotted with clues to hunt for and quiz questions to answer – it’s an opportunity to discover more about the mighty River Thames.

Who are the challenges for?

Simply everyone, the activities are aimed at individuals and groups – for those walking, in wheelchairs or with pushchairs. For extra pointers on navigating our walks, on or with wheels, there is an accessibility supplement available with each route.

Best of all… signing up to the challenge is absolutely free, thanks to funding from our supporters* at Thames Water and City Bridge Trust.

So, are you ready to step up to the challenge?

*Thames Explorer Trust – a charity on a mission to encourage people to connect with, understand and become future guardians of the River Thames

Thames Explorer Challenge – how to

  1. Sign up using the link below
  2. Follow the instructions to Log in
  3. Download/print your free map and clues
  4. Get walking and hunting for clues
  5. Record your answers to our quiz as you follow the route
  6. Log in and submit your answers
  7. Print off your Thames Explorer Challenge certificate
  8. Sit back and think what an amazing river the Thames is and how much fitter you are