The complete planner and guide for travel and leisure on the River Thames (from its source to the Thames Barrier) and the Wey Navigation including where you can go, how you get there and what’s on the way - includes these key features:
Thames Map and Guide:
•Interactive River Map*
•Journey Planner: time (at 5, 3 , 1 mph), distance and number of locks between any two of 102 River Thames points (45 on Wey)
•Locks: need to know detail on every lock
•Bridges: headway in metres and feet
•River draught (depth of water)
•Weather for selected locations*
•Current river conditions (non-tidal and tidal)*
•Rules for the River
•Emergency Help and Guidance (RNLI approved)
INTERACTIVE RIVER MAP*: pinch or squeeze to zoom to the required level of detail. Add any combination of locks, moorings, boatyards, fuel, marinas, pubs, restaurants, lodgings, sanitation, fishing, emergency RVP and/or bridges; tapping any icon pops up further details including phone number, post code, maximum stay etc (where available).
JOURNEY PLANNER: select a starting point and destination from the supplied list of 102 landmarks (including locks, marinas, moorings, bridges and places of interest (from Lechlade to the Thames Barrier) and immediately see the sailing distance, direction (up or downstream), sailing time (at 5 mph, 3 mph and 1 mph) and the number of locks to transit to complete your journey; Wey navigation planner features 45 locations.
LOCK FEATURES: every Thames lock is listed in order from Cricklade Bridge to Teddington with distance to next lock both up and downstream. Touch any lock to see much more information including: telephone number; post code; lock type; width, drop and length; lock keeper’s hours; facilities available (such as WC, water, pump out etc). From the lock detail just tap to highlight this lock in the middle of the interactive map. Portage Maps for Sonning to Teddington locks.
BRIDGE HEADWAY: every bridge listed in order with headway in feet and metres; bridge headways are colour coded for ease of use and instant check to see if you need to lower any masts.
WEATHER*: select one of 20 location on the river for an up-to-date weather forecast for today and tomorrow (includes temperature, winds, humidity, visibility, sunrise and sunset). Requires an Internet connection. The weather page includes the current nautical twilight (the correct time to strike your ensign).
CURRENT RIVER CONDITIONS*: for safer river use always verify the current official conditions before setting off; non-tidal conditions are provided by the Environment Agency (the River Thames authority) and categorised as Red, Yellow or Green – tap to view an explanation of the colours. Tidal conditions are provided by the Port of London Authority. Includes current and planned river closures and river restrictions.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: River Thames Guide includes an SOS section with information, endorsed by the RNLI, on how to deal with various problems including: Man Overboard; Boat Sinking; Boat on Fire; Boat Drifting. NOTE: these sections should be studied before embarking so that you can react properly to any emergency. Better still: take an appropriate course before using the river.
HELP: every page contains tips on using River Thames Guide to help plan your journey, find somewhere to eat or stay, using the map, and more.
* requires an active Internet connection
Updated Lock keepers info
reflecting EA manning all Thames locks
Added accessible toilets
to relevant lock details
Added a section on 'Tools' to Advice page
discover how to set up Siri to speak current Thames conditions
discover how to receive email alerts when Thames conditions change
Clarified source of non-tidal rules
links to full text of relevant legislation on gov.uk web site
Changed lock telephones to EA Call Centre
at EA request (individual numbers no longer published)
made the numbers 'hot' (tap to call on smartphone devices)
Added option in About/Contact to email EA
use to report blockages, fallen tress, mooring overstay, unlicensed craft
do NOT use for emergencies - always dial 999!
Various UI improvements
an ongoing task!
Ratings and Reviews
Great app with loads of useful info for planning and using whilst aboard the Thames
Excellent introduction to all the services on the River Thames with a gear google map a must for the river user or visitor ! Now the season is about to start why not keep up with everything new and exciting on the river !
Great app guys!
Just heard about this app at the London Boat Show this year and it's working really well! Can't wait to take it out on to the water and see what is around and about. Handy to have river news in there too about closures and maintenance work. Nice work guys!
Great intro to the Thames.
A very handy app for Thames users. Oh buoy! I thought when I downloaded it, but after piering at it for a while I was won over, and took a punt. Cruising through the swish help menu was quite nice, and couldn't have come any schooner in the process.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.