Thames river relay walk led by Ramblers member a great success

Stuart Dyer of the Cirencester Ramblers led a 12-mile walk from the source of the Thames on Sunday 1 September, getting underway a relay along the river which is taking place as part of the Mayor's Thames Festival.

Stuart (right) with Jon Cooke from the Thames Festival at the stone which marks the official start of the river at Thames Head near Kemble, Gloucestershire:

Starting the Thames river relay

Stuart fills a bottle with Thames water as the river starts to appear – the bottle will be carried throughout the relay:

Filling a bottle with Thames water on the Thames river relay

Handing over to the next stage of the relay at Cricklade, Wiltshire – Stuart passes the bottle of Thames water to the Chairman of Cricklade Town Council:

Handing over the bottle of Thames water on the Thames river relay